Where You Work Matters
For over 100 years, Swedish Medical Center's number one priority has been caring for the community that we serve by consistently delivering the highest quality, most comprehensive care to our patients. Swedish's RN Residency Program is seeking outstanding individuals with demonstrated leadership capabilities to continue this tradition.
Due to the excellent work of our nurses, Swedish has received a number of awards. Including the Silver and Bronze Level Beacon Awards, Leapfrog Hospital award for three years in a row, Summit Award, 2011-2012 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Health Grades, "A" grade by Leapfrog and Hospital Safety score "A" by the Leapfrog Group. We offer career tracks in specialized areas of care, giving our residents the ability to focus on areas that match their interests and career goals
Swedish campuses with Orthopedics units for August 2019:
The Orthopedics department is known for providing a supportive culture for residents. The team is committed to helping new nurses be successful and it is a great place to start because there are a wide range of patients, specialized circumstances, is patient centric and overall has a great environment.
Choosing a RN Residency Program Matters:
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Cohort hiring provides new RNs the opportunity to experience the program in a setting that provides a consistent and structured experience.
Integrated classroom and clinical experiences under the guidance and support of Preceptors, Clinical Educators and Professional Development Specialists. Clinical experience is under the direct one on one supervision of a Preceptor.
Swedish nurses chose a system-wide professional practice model through a collaborative vote as part of SMC's Clinical Excellence and Magnet Journey. This journey initiated a new culture of excellence and has enhanced nursing professional practice by fostering nursing autonomy and empowerment.
Simulated Clinical Experience with high fidelity mannequins, which offers the opportunity to practice in a safe and educationally structured environment.
Residents will experience the real-time consequences of their nursing actions and decisions. A thorough debriefing will enhance the learning experience.
At Swedish, we highly value our RN staff and strive to offer numerous professional development opportunities both at the individual level as well as opportunities to participate in shared leadership, our Nursing Quality leadership group, among others.
RN residents are hired into "orientation" positions/units. Near the end of the orientation phase of residency RN residents are assigned to work on a specific unit and shift. Most RN residents stay on the unit they are oriented to, but if there is no open position on that unit the RN resident will be transferred to a similar unit where a position is open. Most are assigned to 12 hour night shifts.
New graduate registered nurses are hired in three cohort groups each year
Applications are accepted prior to licensure, but an active RN license is required prior to the start date.
Applications are screened by the Human Resources Department.
Applicants that successfully meet the requirements of the position will be contacted for a phone interview by the RN Resident Recruiter.
Additional in-person interviews will be conducted with the hiring manager and peer interview team for those applicants who are successful in the HR screening process.
Please be sure to upload the following when applying:
Awards / Honors / Letters of Recommendation
To be considered for the RN Residency Program:
You must be a recent graduate nurse or a newly licensed professional RN with less than 6 months of professional experience at the time of your application.
Graduate from an accredited nursing program
https://directory.ccnecommunity.org/reports/accprog.asp or here http://www.acenursing.net/accreditedprograms/directorySearch.htm
Strong preference will be given to graduates of an accredited BSN program.
Active Washington State RN license by July 26th, 2019.
Willingness to commit to full-time employment for 2 years. Residents sign a 2 year agreement with Swedish.
Ability to work evening, night and weekend shifts.
The Residency is an intense program and we cannot approve any voluntary time off during the orientation period (estimated 12 weeks to 20 weeks)
Swedish is committed to being the best place to receive care, and also the best place to work. We reward our employees with generous compensation and benefits, individualized orientation, education and a supportive work environment. Swedish has a non-discrimination policy and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.
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