Washington State has it all, a true paradise for RN wanting to advance their career. It has a spectacular coastline, temperate rainforests, mountain ranges and active volcanoes. The Seattle-Tacoma area is rich in history and culture while the east side of the state, Spokane is rich in outdoor life and is with-in easy day trip range to many great locations such as Lake Coeur d'Alene.
Seattle is a place where things get started. Seattle's historic Pike Place Market is where the very first Starbucks opened in 1971 and started America's coffee craze. The grunge scene emerge from Seattle in the 1980's. Seattle leads the way with green technology and an environmentally sound culture. There is a huge selection of things for RN to do in the Seattle - Tacoma area ranging from hiking, seeing the Space Needle, taking the Underground Tour, spending a day at Alki Beach, spending a night exploring the bookstores, art galleries, restaurants and nightlife of Pioneer Square or taking a day trip to Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helen's or Olympic National Park.
Washington has the largest temperate rainforests in North America, Quinault and Hoh forests, also known for their record setting trees and giant slugs. These magical forests, located in Olympic National Park, are almost beyond description.
Peak whale watching is from May through September. You can catch a whale watching cruise or watch from land at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Whale watching is just one way to enjoy Washington's Pacific Coast--Washington has over 3,000 miles of saltwater coastline for you to explore.
Washington has two mountain ranges for you to enjoy. The Olympic Mountains on the Olympic Peninsula and the Cascade Range which stretch south to include the Columbia River Gorge.
Life for RN in Washington is full of adventure and beauty every day!
ResponsibilitiesIntensive Care Unit RNs responsibilities consist of:
- Analyzing the patient's progress.
- Following the correct process if the patient's condition changes.
- Helping medical staff with medical procedures.
- Ensuring all medical devices are functioning correctly while taking care of the patient.
- Giving needed medication in a fast moving, high stress environment.
- Providing emotional support while updating family members of current health status of the patient.
RequirementsOne year of experience as an Intensive Care Unit Nurse within the past two years.
- Active Nursing License in good standing.
- Current Basic Life Support from American Heart Association.
- Must pass pre-employment drug screen.