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RN New Grad Nurse Residency Program - United General

Job ID: 47931
Location: Sedro Woolley, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is accepting applications for our upcoming Nurse Residency Program at United General Medical Center in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

This is an exciting opportunity for new graduate nurses to enter a program providing technical excellence as well as nursing excellence, compassionate care for our patients and community. The Nurse Residency Program provides a comprehensive transition to practice program offering interactive, evidence-based curriculum designed to build clinical skills and competency in patient outcomes, leadership and the professional nurse role. This is a 12-month program reflecting the Mission, Vision and Values of PeaceHealth.

Hourly compensation is $36.73 - $71.57; hiring rate dependent on qualifications and professional experience and/or terms of Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Benefits Include:

  • Hiring bonus available for eligible candidates
  • Relocation package available for eligible candidates moving to the area.
  • Great shift differentials (up to $6.78/hr.)
  • Additional pay for BSN, MSN, DNP and advanced certifications
  • Medical and Dental, Vision, Retirement, and Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Assistance
  • PTO accrual starting day one
  • Professional practice support.
  • Collaborative team environment.

To qualify for this program you must be:

  • A new graduate RN (or upcoming graduate) or a RN who has been licensed for less than 12 months with less than 6 months of Acute Care experience as an RN at time of application.

To be considered for the program you must include/complete the following (incomplete applications will not be accepted) If you are interested in multiple PH locations, you must submit an application to each hospital you are interested in:

  1. Resume
  2. Online Application

Program Timeline / Step-by Step Process:

  • November - Applications Open/Screening Process
  • Start Dates - We will be offering start dates in December 2023 through February 2024. New grads must have an active RN license by date of hire. Start dates are determined by looking at several factors- NCLEX, Licensing, relocation and department needs.
  • Residency Seminars to begin March 2024

Position Commitments:

  • Ability to work 32 to 40 hours per week.
  • Available to work 8, 10 or 12-Hour Shifts.
  • Available to work, Day, Eve and Night Shifts
  • Flexible to work any day of the week as schedules rotate.
  • Able to participate in all program activities throughout the 12-month period.
  • Clinical Instructor and employment references will be required.
  • Willing to sign a 2-year commitment letter
  • New grads must remain in the department they are hired into for the 1st 12 months of employment per the WSNA Union contract.

Opportunities in the following departments may be offered (Residency openings vary each cohort): Acute Care Unit and Acute Care Inpatient Rehab

Job Description with complete list of duties will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaitlin McCarthy at [email protected]

Provides professional nursing direct patient care in compliance with professional practice and unit standards. Promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families and all members of the care delivery team.


  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 66% of the time
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration or attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
  • Job duties may require use of additional PPE such as eye shield, respirator and mask.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons.

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