Located in the scenic, historic and charming Southwest Colorado town of Durango, Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a full-service, acute care hospital with Level III Trauma designation. Recognized by Healthgrades (a leading, independent health care ratings company) with awards for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence, as well as an “A” Hospital Safety rating from The LeapFrog Group, Mercy Regional Medical Center blends state-of-the-art technology with a serene and comfortable environment to promote well-being and healing. Specialty services include emergency care, surgical care, cardiac care, an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence and a Family Birthing Center equipped with every amenity and a dedicated surgical suite. Durango residents experience an exceptional quality life with world-class outdoor recreation including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking and more. Learn more about us at: http://www.mercydurango.org/
The NICU Service leaders are registered nurses who are recognized for their clinical expertise and knowledge in NICU nursing. The Service leader’s role is designed to facilitate the organization of specialty services with complex patient care needs, high tech equipment, and specialized supply needs, as well as, orientation within the NICU unit. They will serve as a clinical resource person for the NICU staff. Their duties will include assisting the unit manager with physician requests of instrumentation and providing capitol equipment requests during the budget planning process. They will work closely with the materials coordinator to maintain specialty service instrumentation and the supplies. They will co-ordinate preceptorships for new employees and NICU interns, and provide feedback and evaluation to the clinical educator. They will work closely with the clinical educator in developing the orientation process and requirements for their assigned specialty. Service leaders are responsible for providing input to the charge nurse regarding staff and resource assignments on a daily basis. Service leaders will provide coverage, such as extra hours or call, when deemed necessary by unusually high demands of their assigned unit or in the event of staff shortages.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
Twelve months to 2 years’ experience as an RN preferred.
Current CO RN License
American Heart Association BLS certification required within 90-day orientation period
NRP certification required.
OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Well organized and able to multi-task.
Care may be provided to newborns, sick newborns, as well as stable, low risk adolescent and adult postpartum patients
Vision sufficient to read medical records, instruments, documentation, and visual changes in client condition.
Hearing sufficient to interact with client who may be unable to speak at normal voice level.
Mobility (including lifting, bending, stooping, reaching) and dexterity sufficient to assist clients and handle required instruments.
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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