Join our team and our strong growing culture.
Become part of the tradition.
Provides general nursing care to patients throughout facilities, including Acute Care Unit, Extended Care Unit, Emergency Department and clinic.
- BSN from four-year college or university or ADN program with minimum of one (1) year related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Current Colorado RN License
- Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Must possess required certifications or be able to obtain within 90 days.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the general knowledge, skill, and / or ability required:
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
- Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.
- Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
- Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Equipment, Tools, Materials
- General office materials/supplies
- Information Systems
- Telephone systems
- All Patient Care equipment
Will have access to confidential information and abides by the organization’s privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.
Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Utilizes the nursing process, for the performance of patient care, to assess, plan, intervene and evaluate patient care to achieve prioritized patient outcomes.
- Performs complete admission assessment.
- Gives medications: oral, rectal, parental and sub-lingual according to hospital policy.
- Performs patient rounding for all patient assignments.
- Performs patient/family teaching for assessed knowledge deficits.
- Evaluates patient progress toward desired outcomes prior to discharge.
- Demonstrates personal accountability in the delivery of patient care in a competent, professional and compassionate manner.
- Initiates assessment and reassessment based on the patient’s presenting problems/needs.
- Evaluates the patient’s response to and effectiveness of interventions.
- Integrates appropriate standards of care into the patient’s plan of care based on the diagnosis and age-specific needs.
- Executes therapeutic and/or supportive interventions.
- Incorporates cultural considerations into the plan/delivery of care.
- Includes family or significant others in the care of the patient as appropriate.
- Documents patient care and related information according to policy and procedure.
- Facilitates patient’s transition to the next level of care.
- Assumes responsibility in a shared or delegated assignment and supports team member’s practices through timely communication.
- Serves as a role model to colleagues, students and other care providers.
- Records pertinent initial and ongoing patient data to identify nursing priorities for care and desired outcomes/goals.
- Provides education for the patient and family to meet identified patient needs according to their needs and abilities, preferences and readiness to learn.
- Evaluates the patient’s response to and effectiveness of interventions.
- Evaluates patient’s progress toward established outcomes.
- Performs comprehensive nursing assessments in an efficient and effective manner.
- Conducts full body system analysis.
- Performs and completed the established steps of the initial admissions process.
- Identifies and recognizes abnormal symptoms/changes in patient condition, established priorities and takes appropriate action.
- Administers and performs nursing assessment in accordance with the applicable patient type which may include: Medical, Surgical, Obstetrical, Newborn, Pediatric and or Telemetry/Cardiac patients.
- Collaborates with other health care providers to coordinate medical and nursing management of patient care.
- Promotes team concept through effective communication regarding patient condition, patient care plan and patient satisfaction with appropriate individuals that are involved in the patient’s care.
- Works effectively with ancillary areas as part of the team approach to patient care.
- Directs patient support team members effectively and appropriately.
- Demonstrates initiative and flexibility in the provision of patient care.
- Informs and involves manager regarding patient care issues in a timely and appropriately manner.
- Assists in making patient assignments, coordinating admissions and meeting staffing needs for unit.
- Collaborates with Social Services and Utilization Management.
- Completes patient and family education throughout the patient’s stay and at discharge.
- Performs emergency treatment as required.
- Initiates or assists in patient care in an effective and responsive manner as each situation requires.
- Triages each emergency situation appropriately and involves other resources as appropriate.
- Administers and performs emergent care in accordance with the applicable patient population type which may range from newborn to geriatrics.
- Follows standards of BLS, ACLS, TNCC, PALS and NRP interventions as needed.
- Follows emergency policies, procedures and protocols in an effective manner.
- Performs and maintains documentation.
- Documents accurate and ongoing assessments of patient status that reflect nursing interventions, patient responses, patient teaching and status of outcomes at discharge.
- Maintains documentation of performance measures and quality improvement efforts.
- Completes shift end check prior to leaving duty.
- Communicates effectively.
- Communicates and collaborates effectively with other health team members regarding patient condition, nursing plan of care, patient satisfaction needs and recommendations for meeting identified outcomes.
- Follows approved shift report format when communicating patient information.
- Identifies and recognizes abnormal symptoms/changes in patient condition, established priorities, and takes appropriate action. Appropriately reports condition changes to medical provider.
- Promotes and ensures patient safety in performance of all responsibilities.
- Administers medications, treatments and procedures in a timely and safe manner according to health care provider orders and nursing policy, including appropriate performance of standard precautions, using two patient identifiers and performing patient risk assessments every shift.
- Demonstrates proficient technical/clinical skills and operational knowledge of equipment on unit.
- Utilizes proper body mechanics, transfer/lifting techniques to minimize fall risk to patient and injury to self.
- Implements infectious disease controls as appropriate including isolation procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), proper use of hand washing and gloves.
- Follows proper procedures for wasting narcotics and disposal of sharps and hazardous materials.
- Performs other duties as assigned.