Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.
In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.
As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community.
As a Unit Based Educator, you will provide orientation, ongoing education and skills training for staff and travelers. Provide real time input on new staff’s clinical practice. Provide leadership through process improvement and support program development, organizational mission, and goals. Apply the knowledge and skill necessary to provide appropriate interactions with staff, patients and families of all ages.
Use apheresis expertise to develop & provide orientation, education, and skills training for nurses providing apheresis. Assist in the development on policies, procedures, and standards of practice that support the work of the apheresis team. The apheresis nurse educator will maintain expertise within apheresis practice, practice changes, and technology advancements. With this expertise they will provide real time input on new staff’s clinical practice. The nurse educator will demonstrate leadership through process improvement and supports program development, organizational mission, and goals.
Required Education/Experience: - Graduate of accredited school of Nursing. - BSN. - Minimum of three (3) years of experience in related discipline. - Experience with education, teaching, and organizing and providing new staff orientation.
Required Credentials: - Current Washington State RN License.
- At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers.
- As a condition of employment: Current BLS for Health Care Providers is to be maintained at all times by all nurses unless specifically noted below. Note: current PALS and/or PEARS will be accepted in lieu of BLS, and must be maintained as current at all times. Employees are responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS or PEARS certification if it is not a requirement of the position. (ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above.)
- Nurses working in the Emergency Department are required to successfully obtain PEARS within 6 months of employment, and subsequently maintain at all times.
- Nurses working in the following areas are required to successfully obtain PALS within 3 months of employment: Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), Cardiac Intensive Care (CICU), Critical Care Float Pool, Recovery Room (PACU), Operating Room (OR), Interventional Radiology (IR), Pediatric Transport Control, Bellevue Surgery Center, Cath Lab & Special Procedures, Apheresis, and ALL Urgent Care locations. Current PALS is to be maintained at all times.
- National certification in a clinical specialty area must be obtained within three years of employment. National certification in pediatric critical care nursing required for positions within ICU departments (must be kept current once received).
- As per the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for RN's performing moderately complex point of care testing, a copy of a diploma or transcript of the highest level of academic achievement to be on record with Human Resources upon hire. For personnel trained outside of the U.S., records of diploma/transcript must provide documented equivalency evaluation by a foreign credentialing agency.
Preferred: - Minimum 2 years of experience in apheresis
- Management or charge nurse experience. - Education and training experience. - Ability to network on a local and national level with other care providers. - National certification in Nursing Staff Development.
Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.
Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.
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