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RN - Inpatient, Observation Unit

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Virginia Mason Medical Center

Seattle, WA 98127
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Job Number: 191200

Department: Observation Unit

Hours: 7a-7p and 7p-7a

With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.

As a member of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - your patients.

The registered nurse provides high quality, skilled nursing services to assist patients to achieve optimum health and functional health status following an illness requiring hospitalization. Through collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals, the nurse prepares the patient and family for discharge to home or another setting for continued care.

The Observation Unit provides an area where patients who have been examined in the Emergency Department can be monitored, go through some additional testing and receive ongoing treatment. The goal of the Observation Unit is to provide immediate treatment for patients so they can go home to their families faster and begin the process of healing.


  • Current WA State RN license required.
  • 1 or more years recent acute care experience preferred.
  • Telemetry or Critical Care Stepdown experience preferred.
  • Behavioral Health experience preferred.
  • BSN strongly preferred.

Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.

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, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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