Nurse Observation Unit

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health


Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

St. Michael Medical Center is looking for an RN to join our team in our hospital in Silverdale! This 500,000 Square-foot hospital will be the most energy-efficient hospital in Washington and will provide an extraordinary healing environment for our patients with beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and Dyes Inlet. In addition, the entire campus has been developed with the well-being of our team in mind with dedicated respite areas and generous break areas (see the views!) along with the Clear Creek trail running through the hospital grounds, encouraging walks and connection with the community. Be a part of this groundbreaking addition to CHI Franciscan!

St. Michael Medical Center is one of only four hospitals in our state to achieve the Pathway to Excellence designation, which recognizes health care organizations for their commitment to ensuring excellence in the nursing profession.

Were proud to share that St. Michael Medical Center was recognized among the Best Hospitals in Washington ( state by U.S. News & World Report.

Our mission is to deliver high-quality care that meets our patients medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!


This new Medical Surgical Observation unit at St. Michael Medical Center is a 24/7 unit. We are a specialized fast-paced observation unit of 13 adult observation bays dedicated to responding to the needs of the patient who requires ongoing diagnostic testing or observation prior to discharge or admission. Our staff provide compassionate high quality care that is respectful patient and family-centered safe and cost-efficient. Be a part of this newly formed inaugural team and be an owner in a new service provided at St. Michael!

Our nurses are adept at working with fast paced changes and coordinating care since stays are typically less than 24-48 hours in this unit. Despite the rapid patient turnover nurses in this unit demonstrate their caring by quickly establishing a rapport with the patient and involving them in their own care. The staff experience the professional satisfaction that comes with making a difference every day for their patients. The patient population includes those experiencing chest pain stroke congestive heart failure exacerbation uncontrolled hypertension dehydration and post-procedural recovery for cardiac catheterization and short stay surgery.


This job is responsible for providing a wide variety of professional nursing services which focus on the provision of quality patient care consistent with Franciscan Health System (FHS) standards/values applicable regulatory requirements and scope of practice for the nursing profession. Work also includes developing implementing and assessing the patient plan of care during time of stay in collaboration with physicians interdisciplinary teams and the patient/family. An incumbent is engaged in direct patient care including assessing planning coordinating evaluating and delegating work to members of the patient care team and for providing education and consultation with patients families physicians and other staff members in implementing appropriate nursing interventions for optimal patient care.


Job Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing BSN degree is preferred.

Minimum 6 months previous RN experience required.

One year of related work experience in an acute care setting is preferred.

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification.

ACLS Required within 6 months of employment

Specialty certification as appropriate to the assigned work unit is strongly preferred.

Pay Range

$40.80 – $68.92 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.