Swedish Medical Center New Grad RN Resident – OB, March 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, 2011-2012 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Health Grades, “A” grade by Leapfrog and Hospital Safety score “A” by the Leapfrog Group.

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.

We have positions available at each of our 5 facilities - First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Issaquah, and Edmonds. http://www.swedish.org/Locations

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. There is only one application to complete; during the application process candidates will be able to designate their area of interest.

March 2019 open OB units:

  • Postpartum

  • Labor and Delivery

  • Family Childbirth Center


  • 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 video interview by the RN Resident Recruiter. During this interview applicants are asked to identify their preferred area of clinical practice. A list of open units will be provided prior to the video interview.

  • 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.

If you are ready to move forward in the process, please indicate your interest by clicking through the “Apply Now” button at the top of bottom of this page. You will be taken through application steps and be asked to provide information around your education and any work experience.

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 the program start date.

  • 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 18 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

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

Req ID: 206497