RN Special Care Nursery and Postpartum Care

Virginia Mason
Seattle, Washington
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Private Practice
Job Number: 211673

Department: VM Birth Center Alliance w/CHI - IP Obstetrics

Hours: 1900-0730

Virginia Mason is seeking experienced Special Care Nursery and Postpartum RNs for our new state-of-the-art Birth Center, a joint venture between Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan. We are offering a 5K sign on!

The 20,000 square-foot birth center will combine CHI Franciscan's regional leadership in personalized obstetric care with Virginia Mason's focus on quality and innovation. The Virginia Mason Birth Center will be located at the Floyd & Delores Jones Pavilion at Virginia Mason. Located on Level 16, the new facility will offer panoramic views of the city, the mountains and Puget Sound.

The new Birth Center will include:

* 6 post- partum beds; 3 labor and delivery rooms; 2 bay OB triage area with 1-2 ORs, and 5 Level II Nursery Beds; plus an option for patients to access a labor tub, and have a water birth. This department will also have a unique design that will allow for some Level II SCN neonates to be cared for in the postpartum room with their parents.

Family provided doulas will be welcome and unit will accommodate presence of siblings.

In this position you will be responsible for serving as the primary Registered Nurse delivering care to women who are admitted to the Family Birth Center and their newborn children. This patient population may include low-risk and high-risk pregnancies.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

Cares for the post-surgical patient.

Provides care to the High-Risk postpartum patient.

Performs a systematic and thorough physical assessment based upon knowledge of the normal and abnormal physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate.

Performs a systematic and thorough assessment based upon knowledge of adaptation to extrauterine life.

Identifies the neonate at risk for complications and provides appropriate care.

Develops care plans and cares for the normal term newborn and medically fragile neonate.

Stabilizes and transports critically ill neonates as part of an interdisciplinary team to a higher level of care when appropriate


* A
current and valid Washington State Registered Nurse License.

* At least 6 months experience
working in a Special Care Nursery/NICU and Postpartum environment.

* Must
be willing to float between Special Care Nursery and Postpartum.

* Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
certification completion within 3 months of date of hire

* National Certification Corporation (NCC)
certification Mother/Baby Unit (MBU) or, National Certification Corporation (NCC)
certification high or low risk NICU preferred

certification required every two years or as specified by the work.

* Education
- BSN or higher strongly preferred

Virginia Mason
offers a competitive salary and benefits package include relocation
assistance. There is also 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.

We are an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.