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Swedish Health Services RN Navigator - System Perioperative Services in Seattle, Washington


Where you work matters! Swedish is looking for a RN Navigator - System Perioperative (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Perioperative Administration at Swedish Shared Services in Seattle, WA

The Peri-operative RN Navigator is an essential part of a multidisciplinary team (Pre-admission Clinic, clinic staff, peri-op, nursing, providers, and surgical schedulers) responsible for ensuring coordinating future and same day surgery scheduling efforts for surgical patients.

In this position you will:

  • Provide leadership in clinical settings throughout surgical scheduling process as it relates to booking procedures, forecasting bed availability and has operational accountability for coordinating with nursing and non-nursing points of contact.

  • Accurately coordinate bed placement based on daily number of elective and urgent admissions for units

  • Continuously monitor surgical patient flow and placement, bed availability and keep concerned parties informed of ongoing status.

  • Act as a liaison between the medical center, surgeon’s offices, the PACU team and the nursing units. And all who play a crucial role in ensuring patients are scheduled for surgery w/ an appropriate discharge plan if medical condition is appropriate and patient is cleared, based on average LOS

  • Must be mindful, patient focused and customer service driven.

  • Report to Peri-operative Services


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

  • Current RN licensure in the state of Washington (OR).

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) certified.

  • Three (3) years of experience working within Peri-operative services, with specific emphasis on surgical case progression, throughput, a solid understanding of surgery scheduling and the downstream impacts of inefficiencies.

  • Two (2) years proficient in EPIC, Op-Time

  • Five (5) years Nursing experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing.

  • One (1) year Tableau, and spreadsheet applications. Familiarity with generalized reporting software,

  • One (1) year LEAN Six Sigma

About Swedish Shared Services:

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

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 Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. 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: Clinical Education

Location: Washington-Seattle

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

Req ID: 266928