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RN - ICU Fellowship

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Job ID: 12074
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.​

PeaceHealth is seeking experienced RNs for Fellowship positions in the ICU at Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. In this .9 FTE role you will work three 12-hour Night shifts each week. 

****This position is for RNs with at least 1 year of paid experience ONLY.**** 

****In addition to your application, please attach an essay answering the following questions to the "Attachments" section of the application. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted: 

In order for us to get to know a little bit more about you, we would like you to bring with you to the interview an essay that answers the following questions, within no more than two (double spaced) pages: 

  • What fuels your passion for nursing? 
  • Why are you interested in the Critical Care Fellowship? 
  • What strengths and understanding do you bring to Critical Care at PeaceHealth Southwest? 
  • How do you keep yourself current with evidence-based practice in this ever-changing healthcare environment? 

**Nurses selected for this fellowship program are obligated to working in the PHSW ICU Department for a minimum of 3640 hours at a minimum of a .6 FTE following completion of the orientation period. ***


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/college of nursing required. 
  • BSN with acute care nursing experience preferred. 
  • Specialty certification preferred. 


  • Minimum 1 year of Registered Nurse experience. ( equivalent education and/or experience). 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs. 


  • WA State RN Licensure with Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers;
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 3 months of hire. 
  • Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) within 12 months 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 


Southwest Medical Center:

  • ICU – Management of ventriculostomy, EVD, and ICP. Nursing care of patients with non-traumatic ICH, non-traumatic SAH, seizures. Nursing care of patients post tPA, thrombectomy, aneurysm coiling, carotid artery stenting and intra-cranial stenting. Management of blood pressure abnormalities with parenteral vasoactive agents. Completion of complex neurological assessments/scales.

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time. 
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 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. 
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time). 
  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day (to include inclement weather).

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.

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