Charge RN, End of Life Care, Inpatient


Charge Nurse – Inpatient – End of Life Care
Seattle Metro


We have been engaged by an integrated health system with numerous awards and distinctions, including recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group. They have transformed health care through innovations in patient safety and the ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to high-quality care.

Consisting of 2 large hospitals in Washington, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, this is an exceptional opportunity to partner with a nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.

As evening Charge Nurse, you will be responsible for patients in a 35-bed in-patient Residential Care facility that specializes in the complex nursing care needs of people with advanced AIDS and HIV-related diseases, with a staff-to-patient ratio not provided in other facilities. This was the first facility built from the ground up to care for people with HIV/AIDS at end of life.

The intensive nursing care model also serves people with and without AIDS who require end-of-life care, including those with: – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) – Huntington’s disease – Any illness limiting a person’s life expectancy to less than three months In addition, outpatients experiencing episodes of acute illness requiring 24-hour skilled nursing care may enter the inpatient program to regain their health and return to outpatient care.

The Evening (3 12’s/6:30p-7:00a) Charge RN duties:

  • Plans, directs, and evaluates nursing care and functions during the evening shift.
  • Coordinates the activities of the unit and directs, organizes, and assigns work to the nursing staff to ensure optimal flow and utilization of resources to meet demand for services with available staff.
  • Addresses patient care or service problems as necessary.
  • Clinically competent for patient populations served.

Inpatient Program services include: –

  • Treatments by occupational, physical and speech therapists to increase function and wellness
  • Individual and group counseling by experienced social workers –
  • Opportunities to exercise, make art, enjoy music and socialize under the guidance of recreation therapists –
  • Spiritual guidance from a chaplain –
  • Food program and nutritional counseling supported by a dietitian –
  • Psychiatric care from an in-house psychiatrist and dedicated social workers Clinicians treat the whole person, not just the diagnosis.
  • Patients facing the end of life are supported medically, emotionally and spiritually in an environment that emphasizes quality of life.

Qualifications Required:

  • Current, valid licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Washington required.
  • CPR certification is required every two years or as specified by the work.
  • Four years clinical experience in a long-term care/nursing home or acute care setting required, prefer a combination of acute and LTC
  • Demonstrated skill in prioritizing the demands of daily operations and organizing required resources.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, or current enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program,
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS nursing.
  • Experience in a lead/charge capacity desirable.

There is the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.  

Exceptional opportunity with dynamic organization – competitive salary, relocation assistance, sign-on bonus, excellent benefits including strong continuing education program and exceptional career growth potential

If you are personally interested in learning more about this position and wish to have a confidential conversation, please submit resume to:

Pat Holtermann pat@hva-jobs.com or Kay Hays kay@hva-jobs.com

360-665-2433 ~ 888-778-0098