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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

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Join Harborview Medical Center's outstanding Professional Development and Nursing Excellence (PDNE) Department as Clinical Nurse Educator, Psychiatry.

Under the oversight of the Director of PDNE, and with input from the Administrator for Inpatient Psychiatry, will provide education to nursing staff on medical-surgical units, for behaviorally challenging patient situations, de-escalation and ongoing behavioral health training needs. Coordinates educational offerings, including real-time coaching, classroom didactics and simulated learning opportunities. Participates in data collection and research, and performs care plan coordination as needed for patients with Behavioral Health needs.

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.


Bachelor's degree in nursing required (Master's degree desirable).
Three years experience in Behavioral Health setting.
Three recent years experience working with and developing care plans for patients with challenging behaviors
Demonstrated ability to support staff members during times of crisis
Demonstrated ability to be effective teaching in a multi-disciplinary setting.
Demonstrated ability to be serve as behavioral health subject matter expert
Demonstrated superior communication skills; both verbal and written.
Demonstrated competency in the use of Windows-based computer programs.
Expertise in the implementation of Harm-Reduction and other evidence-based approaches in the treatment of substance abuse/dependence and mental illness.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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