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Swedish Medical Center New Grad RN Resident – GYN Surgical, August 2019 Cohort in Seattle, Washington


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, 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 GYN Surgical units for August 2019:

  • First Hill


GYN Surgery unity is a specialty population of GYN surgery patients as well as

some med surg overflow. This unit sees a variety of surgical patients and has a

large oncology population. They are a collaborative team, a close knit group of

nurses and they have wonderful relationships with the providers, which fosters

a very interactive and respectful environment.

Essential Job Functions:

The job duties listed areessential functions of the position.However, other duties may be assigned, and may also be consideredessential functions of the position. The caregiver must besufficiently fluent in the English language to satisfactorily perform theessential functions of the position. Thedegree of fluency required will vary depending upon the nature of the position. Caregivers are expected tohonor the Mission, Values, Vision and Promise and adhere to the Code ofConduct, policies and standards of their organization. For direct patient care roles: Performs and maintainscurrency of essential competencies as required by specific area of hire andpopulations served.

  • Employs Nursing Professional Practice: Assesses, identifies appropriate nursing diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates patients’ care. Develops, updates and coordinates the patient’s plan of care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes and transitions across the care continuum. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate. At the completion of the residency, demonstrates competencies in populations served and performs essential competencies as required by specific unit of hire.

  • Advocates: Effectively advocates for ethical and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve.

  • Facilitates Learning: Fosters a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including students; facilitates formal and informal learning for patient/families, nursing, other members of the healthcare team, and community.

  • Aligns Practice with Safety and Quality: Accountable for safety, identifies and corrects problems, and integrates evidence, and best practice into nursing care; uses data and evidence to improve patient outcomes. Aligns patient safety, self-safety and environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes.

  • Engages in Professional Development: Engages in ongoing professional development; practices to the top of license within the legal parameters of the Nurse Practice Act, the Nursing Social Policy Statement, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, and specialty standards. Promotes a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence based practice.

  • Leads in the Practice Setting & Community: Leads and coordinates teams, appropriately delegates, coordinates care and collaborates with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge. Models professional behaviors as a representative of the nursing profession.

Choosing a RN Residency Program Matters:

Please visit our Swedish Medical Center Foundation - Destination Swedish story "The RN Residency Program" for a 9 minute video that provides a great overview as well as first-hand testimonials from recent graduates of our program.


  • 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:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • 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 - You can verify your program’s eligibility here: 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.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: RN Resident

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 223457