Registered Nurse, RN, ICUs - ICU Training Program - Harborview Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center invites you to be considered for growth opportunities in nursing by expressing your interest in our ICU Training Program. Nurses for these RN (Registered Nurse) positions will receive a structured training program that includes classroom sessions, on-line module components; along with a precepted orientation, which will allow for success in this challenging and high acuity environment.
Harborview ICUs include: Neurosciences (30 beds); Trauma Surgical (24 beds); Medical Cardiac (17 beds); and Burns & Pediatrics (18 beds). Position openings are for individual units, for 90% FTE nights.
*Currently accepting applications for Sept. 2021 program start date. (after Sept. 2021, the next start date will most likely be Feb. 2022).
Individual openings vary depending upon individual unit hiring needs.
*Please note - if hired for an ICU position via ICU Training Program - there would be a minimum two year commitment expectation to the unit you are hiring on with.
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
**ICU Nursing at Harborview - recipients of the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence**
*Trauma Surgery ICU at Harborview (9MB) is a 24 bed unit for patients with multi-system, traumatic injuries. Patient management presents challenges in respiratory, thoracic, vascular, neurologic and orthopedic care. Nurses are involved in a variety of innovative research projects. Nurses provide critical care management to multi-service adult patients. They care for patients ranging in a variety of medical/surgical diagnoses and trauma injuries; and are involved in a variety of unit-based and hospital-wide projects.
*Neuroscience ICU, a 30 bed unit, (2WH) is a major referral unit for neurological surgery and neurology services. The Neuro ICU provides specialized intensive nursing care to patients with complex neurological deficits and injuries. We serve adult victims of severe head and spinal cord injury, diseases and disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves, and a growing elective neurosurgery population.
*Burn ICU/Pediatric ICU, (9EH), an 18 bed unit, serves as the Regional Burn Center and Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center for the WAMI Region serving Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Comprehensive care is provided to pediatric and adult patients with burn, plastic, trauma, neurosurgery, medical and neurologic injuries. - UW burn center at HMC opened in 1974. -Verified by the American Burn Association and American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. - We were the first site of a major clinical trial for artificial skin graft. - Survival rate for the burn center is over 97%.
*Medical Cardiac ICU, (2EH), is a 17 bed unit providing acute care for critically ill adult and geriatric patients. The multidisciplinary staff is highly collaborative and supportive working together to achieve the best patient outcomes possible. The MCICU works closely with the cardiac catheterization lab to assist in quick diagnosis and treatment of patients requiring percutaneous coronary intervention. The unit specializes in treating patients with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. The unit is the home base of Seattle's Medic One for treatment of patients who have suffered a heart attack. The staff has expert specialized training in ACLS, intra-aortic balloon pump, continuous renal replacement therapy, and transvenous pacemaker. The MCICU also provides care to critically-ill patients with conditions related to multi-system organ failure; gastrointestinal disease; blood infections/Sepsis; cancer; cardiac disease; lung disease; kidney disease; liver disease.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.