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RN - Special Care Nursery

Job ID: 4469
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking an experienced Special Care Nursery nurse for a new job opportunity at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington. The Child Birth Center has 10 Labor and Delivery suites, 4 OBED rooms, 2 ORs, 2 PACU bays, 13 mother-baby rooms, and ten levels two special care nursery. We have Full time night position. You will work in a dynamic and supportive team environment, helping to take care of newborns safely in our ward.

Benefits and requirements include:

• Starting wage of $35.96 an hour

• Differential pay - Evening 11% of the base union rate, and Night 19% of the base union rate, 1.25/hour for BSN/MSN (one for each)

• Medical and dental, and other benefits

• One year of recent acute care neonatal RN experience

• Current WA State RN license and BLS Cert at the date of hire

• NRP must be obtained within a standard grace period from hire

Located just 80 miles north of Seattle, Washington, St. Joseph Medical Center is a 241 -bed acute care Level 2 trauma medical center that is part of PeaceHealth, a non-profit healthcare system. The Bellingham area offers the best of both worlds, a peaceful lifestyle of a family-oriented community of 90,665 with proximity to the urban amenities of Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. With our four mild seasons, you can enjoy unlimited outdoor recreation.

We offer comprehensive benefits and compensation package as well as relocation assistance. For more information about this position, contact Brandi at [email protected], 928-246-3398

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


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.


  1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care needs.
  2. Documents patient care in the healthcare record according to established standards.
  3. Directs and delegates care to other team members in accordance with their education, credentials, and demonstrated competence.
  4. Ensures own professional effectiveness through education and professional development.
  5. Participates in the development of and maintains established hospital policies, procedures and objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection prevention program.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing required.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Specialty certification preferred.


  • At least one year of acute care neonatal RN experience required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
  • Demonstrated competence in area of expertise.
  • Must meet all training requirements for specific department.


  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing at date of hire.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • ACLS certification may be required.
  • See community specific document for each Unit/Department required credentials.
  • NRP required within 12 months of Date of Hire.


  • Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment
  • Able to support and interpret medical center philosophy, policy and procedures
  • Basic computer skills


  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 66% of the time
  • Ability to lift, push, pull objects weighing 75 lbs or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more. Work may involve exposure to hazardous medication and/or chemicals and sharp instruments.
  • Job duties require intense concentration and attention to detail up to 34-65% of work time.

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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.


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