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Nursing Specialties

Emergency Department
40-bed Level III Trauma Center that functions as a Level II in that we are next in line after Harborview for trauma and disaster response. Includes major trauma, critical care, intermediate, fast track and stroke.

Critical Care/South 3
32-bed combined Critical Care Unit includes surgical intensive care, coronary care, post open heart, neurosurgical care and trauma care. Recognized by AACN with the Award for Unit Excellence.

Progressive Cardiac Care Unit/South 4
36-bed unit includes post open heart/vascular surgery, intermediate, telemetry and stroke with LPN/NA support.

Interventional Unit/East 2
40-bed combined ambulatory and inpatient with 40 patients during the day and 25 patients overnight with NA with nursing assistant support. Includes pre- and post- angiogram with cardiac stent cardiac placement, pacemaker and defibrillator implants, electrophysiology studies, cardiac ablation, transesophageal echo, Dobutamine stress echo, tilt table test, non-cardiac patient transfusions, myelogram, port placement, general medical, telemetry and observation patients.

General Medical-Oncology Unit/West 4
38-bed combined general medical and oncology unit. Includes medical, pulmonary, renal and oncology with LPN/NA support.

Orthopedic Unit/East 3
36-bed unit. Patients include total joint replacement, spinal reconstruction, laminectomies and general orthopedics (fractures, etc.).

Medical Surgical /East One
27-bed high volume general medical surgical unit.

Float Pool
Supports house wide needs.

General Surgical Unit/South 5
36-bed unit for adult and short stay pediatrics. Includes vascular and general surgery, GI, GU, bariatric, head and neck and breast surgeries.

Inpatient Surgery
15-suite operating room. Includes open heart, cardiothoracic, neurological, orthopedic, joint replacement and general.

Outpatient Surgical Center
4-suite Surgery Center. Gynecological; podiatric; orthopedic; ear, nose and throat; maxillofacial and ophthalmic specialties with onsite preoperative preparation and recovery areas.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit/Recovery
23-bed unit. Includes adult and pediatric patients with rotated staff call coverage.

Perioperative Care Unit
24-bed unit provides preoperative care for surgical patients and their families 18 hours a day. Also functions as a secondary recovery, discharge and holding area.

Surgical Pre-admission Clinic
Three offices and a clinical lab room for patient assessment, medical record reconciliation on the phone and/or in person and diagnostic testing prior to day of surgery.

Cardiac Cath Lab, EP and Vascular Interventional Radiology
Five labs that provide diagnostic and therapeutic interventional care to cardiac and peripheral vascular adult patients, diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology care, and many types of interventional radiology diagnostic and interventional cases. Includes call coverage rotation.

Special Procedures Unit
Special Procedures Unit. Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and pain procedures are performed five days a week 12 hours a day.

Infusion Team
Insertion of peripheral IV lines, midline catheters and PICCs. Includes Outpatient Infusion Therapy seven days a week.

Behavioral Health/East 1
The Behavioral Health Unit is a 14-bed acute voluntary psychiatric unit. Our goal is stabilization of a patient in acute distress. The average length of stay is three to five days. Our multidisciplinary team works with patients 14 years and older. We work closely with the community primary treatment team for continuity of care.

Women's Clinics
Two hospital based outpatient clinics (Bellevue and Issaquah) staffed by RNs and support personnel working in an independent setting. Includes antepartum and new mothers/babies. Patients scheduled six days a week. Services include postpartum follow-up, newborn hearing screening, lactation and non-stress testing. Onsite boutique and breast pump rental station.

Mother Baby Unit
28-bed unit providing family centered care. Includes antepartum and gynecological surgery patients. Patient ratio based on AWHONN standards.

Labor and Delivery
Three-bed medical screening observation room along 12-bed private labor, delivery and recovery suites. Bedside newborn admits. Unit also features two operating rooms for caesarean section deliveries and direct access to NICU. Scrub tech support

NICU, Special Care Nursery
14-bed unit with four NICU beds and 10 Special Care Nursery beds. Includes respiratory distress, infection and premature infants. Nursing ratio based on needs of patient and family. 24/7 unit based neonatologist and nurse practitioner.