Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 21,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine.
Through Centura Health’s 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or Kansas community you will love to call home.
Enjoy amazing people, competitive pay, some of the best benefits in the industry and plenty of opportunity for professional growth and development.
If you’re ready to discover the difference of working for a fully-integrated health system with a non-profit, faith-based mission to care, we look forward to receiving your application.
Assists in development of nursing orientation competencies/goals and coordinates and performs orientation for new nursing staff. Assures that all new nursing staff are competent in all clinical areas including homecare documentation. Fosters growth, learning and enhances socialization of the nurse learner. Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating, and collaborating with both the healthcare team, and the patient/family to identify and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. Promotes the optimal health, well being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.
Minimum Education Requirements
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) Preferred
Minimum Experience Requirements
Two years of recent clinical homecare experience or supervisory homecare experience required.
Registered Nurse, Bachelors Degree preferred
CPR = Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required, Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association required for facilities with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) preferred for facilities without an AED.
Current Colorado Driver's License for field staff
Position Duties (Essential Functions)
Leadership/Nursing Professionalism - 30%
Coordinates orientation with appropriate clinicians/clinical specialists/departments to complete learning goals/competencies. Uses creativity and various adult learning styles to ensure retention of essential information. Assesses/reassesses clinicians learning needs and tailors orientation to meet the individual needs and learning style. Fosters growth, learning, and enhances socialization of new associates. Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and entity policy. Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care. Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional nursing process. Manages resources and patient flow through matching nursing competencies with individualized patient's and unit needs. Uses standards of care, entity policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.
Collaborates with orientation work team/clinical leadership team in development and revision of orientation modules/reference materials/competency testing tools/weekly goals/evaluations.
Evaluates preceptor program effectiveness with preceptor evaluations, leadership team feedback., and quality indicators.
Makes necessary changes to the program based on evaluations and effectiveness. Verbalizes an understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data. Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care. Participate in unit-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities. Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.
Patient & Family Centered Care – 20%
Assess patient's physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data. Evaluates patient's response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome. Develop and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to IVs, incision/wound care, medication administration, catheterization and specimen collections. Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient.
Informatics/Technology – 15%
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner. Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
Professional Development – 10%
Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education. Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance. Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and life long learning. Evaluates one's own integrity and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process. Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation at entity and unit based meetings.
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly.
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.
Find your ideal career at Centura Health! With 16 hospitals, physician clinics, hospice services, home care and senior living communities, Centura Health's vast network of care spans Colorado and Western Kansas so you can experience a balanced lifestyle and enjoy a fulfilling career anywhere you want to work, live and play in Colorado. From the fast pace of a Denver-area Level 1 Trauma Center to a... smaller rural or mountain hospital – we proudly offer a more diverse range of work settings and locations than any other health care employer in the state. Centura is an equal opportunity employer.