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Swedish Medical Center Nurse Manager - PACU and SPAU in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Nurse Manager (Full time, exempt) for the Surgery Procedure Admission Unit (Pre op and phase 2 recovery area) and the Post Anesthesia Care (PACU) Units at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

This position is responsible for the daily operations of the Surgery and Procedure Admission Unit (SPAU) and the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), ensuring adherence to practice standards, regulatory requirements, budgeting and assuring adequate department coverage.

In this position you will:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor unit-based quality improvement programs.

  • Evaluate patient care and patient/family satisfaction by conducting rounds and intervening accordingly.

  • Collaborate with clinical nurse specialists and clinical educators to identify, plan, and implement an educational program pertinent to the services for all levels of staff.

  • Collaborate with the other Interventional Platform and Periop managers in regards to workflow and other campus wide initiatives

  • Be accountable for operational budgets, daily, weekly, and monthly reports and capital requests.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing Baccalaureate degree from accredited school of Nursing

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington

  • Current BLS and ACLS Certification

  • 3 years progressive leadership or management experience in a surgical facility or extensive preadmission, admission, and recovery

  • Experience in process improvement techniques, improving workflow standardization, reducing variability and improving overall efficiency and quality peri-operative services

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing

  • CPAN or CCRN certification

About the Cherry Hill Campus.

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.

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: Day

Job Category: Surgical Services (Intraop)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 222485