New Grad RN Resident *November 2021 Cohort*


Swedish is seeking RN Residents to bring their personal best.

For over 100 years, the number one priority at Swedish Medical Center has been caring for the community that we serve by consistently delivering the highest quality, most comprehensive care to our patients.

Due to the excellent work of our nurses, Swedish has received a number of awards; Leapfrog Hospital awards for patient safety, a Summit Award and Swedish was designated as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Health Grades.

The Swedish RN Residency Program is seeking outstanding individuals with demonstrated leadership capabilities to continue this tradition. The program offers integrated classroom, simulation and clinical experiences under the guidance and support of Preceptors, Clinical Educators and Professional Development Specialists.

Please visit our Swedish Medical Center Foundation - Destination Swedish story "The RN Residency Program" for a 9 minute video that provides a great overview as well as first-hand testimonials from recent graduates of our program.

The RN Residency Program at Swedish: A Personal Point of View

November 2021 RN Resident units may include:

  • Ballard : Acute Care and Behavioral Health Unit
  • Cherry Hill : Acute Rehab, Cardiac Telemetry, Neuro Epilepsy, Neuro Telemetry, and Interventional cardic
  • Edmonds : Psych, Short Stay, and Surgical Oncology
  • First Hill : General Medical, General Surgical, GYN Surgical, Medical Respiratory, Medical Surgical, Nephrology, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Telemetry
  • Issaquah : Medical Specialty, Medical Oncology, Surgery, and Telemetry


  1. Apply: Be sure to upload your resume to your application. Awards, honors, letters of recommendation and a cover letter are optional. Applications are accepted prior to receiving your RN license.
  2. On-demand Text Interview: Qualified applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a text interview.
  3. Screening: Applications and text interviews are screened by Talent Acquisition.
  4. Virtual Interviews: Select candidates will be contacted to schedule a vitrual interview with a hiring panel. Interviews will likely begin mid to end of July 2021.
  5. Offer: Successful candidates will be contacted by Talent Acquisition with an offer of employment.
  6. Post-Offer: Candidates who have accepted an offer must complete a background check (criminal, employment verification, active Washington State RN license verification), drug screen and in-person health screen.
  7. Start Date: RN residents must start this cohort on November 8, 2021 . Start date is dependent on the unit offered and is non-negotiable. RN Residents are hired into "orientation" positions/units giving our residents the ability to focus on areas that match their interests and career goals. Near the end of the 12-20 week orientation phase of residency, RN residents are assigned to work on a specific unit and shift. Most RN residents stay on the unit they are oriented to, but if there is no open position on that unit the RN resident will be transferred to a similar unit where a position is open. Most RN residents are assigned to 12 hour night shifts.

*Please note: The Residency is an intense program and personal time off during the orientation period (estimated 12 weeks to 20 weeks) cannot be accommodated outside of normally scheduled days off.

Essential Job Functions:

The Registered Nurse (RN) provides professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute care environment. Working with a preceptor and assuming increasing responsibility during the residency, the RN Resident is accountable for the delivery of coordinated, safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the lifespan. Practices in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice.

  • Employs Nursing Professional Practice: Assesses, identifies appropriate nursing diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates patients care. Develops, updates and coordinates the patients plan of care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes and transitions across the care continuum. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate. At the completion of the residency, demonstrates competencies in populations served and performs essential competencies as required by specific unit of hire.
  • Advocates: Effectively advocates for ethical and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve.
  • Facilitates Learning: Fosters a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including students; facilitates formal and informal learning for patient/families, nursing, other members of the healthcare team, and community.
  • Aligns Practice with Safety and Quality: Accountable for safety, identifies and corrects problems, and integrates evidence, and best practice into nursing care; uses data and evidence to improve patient outcomes. Aligns patient safety, self-safety and environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes.
  • Engages in Professional Development: Engages in ongoing professional development; practices to the top of license within the legal parameters of the Nurse Practice Act, the Nursing Social Policy Statement, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, and specialty standards. Promotes a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence based practice.
  • Leads in the Practice Setting & Community: Leads and coordinates teams, appropriately delegates, coordinates care and collaborates with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge. Models professional behaviors as a representative of the nursing profession.


Required Qualifications

  • Nursing degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program
  • You can verify your programs eligibility here:
  • Bachelors degree in Nursing or higher within 6 years of hire
  • 6 months or less of professional RN experience at the time of application
  • Active and unencumbered Washington State RN license upon hire
  • Note to candidates who are currently licensed in California or planning first licensure to California: the CA endorsement process typically takes 8-12 weeks. Therefore, in order to be a candidate for the November cohort , your endorsement application and payment must be submitted by 7/30/2021 . If you have not yet designated a state for primary licensure, we recommend that you choose WA rather than CA.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire
  • Willingness to commit to full-time employment for 2 years and sign employment agreement
  • Able to work evening, night and weekend shifts
  • Able to read, write, understand and communicate in English to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Nursing upon hire

Swedish nurses chose a system-wide professional practice model through a collaborative vote as part of Swedish Medical Center's Clinical Excellence and Magnet Journey. This journey initiated a new culture of excellence and has enhanced nursing professional practice by fostering nursing autonomy and empowerment. We highly value our RN staff and strive to offer numerous professional development opportunities both at the individual level as well as opportunities to participate in shared leadership or our Nursing Quality leadership group, among others.

Swedish is committed to being the best place to receive care, and also the best place to work. We reward our employees with generous compensation and benefits, individualized orientation, education and a supportive work environment. Swedish has a non-discrimination policy and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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: Variable

Job Category: RN Resident

Location: Washington-Seattle

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

Req ID: 303633

Seattle, WA 98101, US
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