To provide critical care assessment, intervention and care, including emotional support, to the patients, and their families, who seek care at The Birth Place. Uses critical thinking and decision making skills to care for patients. Works collaboratively with physicians, clerks, students, other health care providers and co-workers. Assists with department related duties; such as cleaning, stocking and organization. Assists in educating the staff.
Clinical Practice per RN-LDRP guidelines
Perform nursing practice in accordance with relevant Colorado policies and guidelines.
Maintain accreditation in mandatory and extended skills.
Demonstrate a high level of understanding, knowledge and skills in maternal, birthing and postpartum care as well as neonatal care standards
Demonstrate expert clinical knowledge through problem solving and decision making.
Identify strategies for optimizing patient care in the based on current research and trends in clinical practice.
Education and promotion of Evidenced Based Practice
Implement and evaluate clinical education programs and in-services for nurses.
Develop, implement, and evaluate a unique service orientation program in collaboration with the LDRP Nursing Director
Initiate, participate and contribute to the development of clinical knowledge and skills of new and existing nurses.
Provide clinical support to new and existing nurses.
Develop and maintain clinical educational resources.
Identify individual learning needs of nurses in consultation with the LDRP Nurse Director in order to support individual learning plans.
Perform clinical assessments of nurses and provide certification of competency where required
Participate in the delivery of formal and informal education..
Develop, implement and evaluate extended skills programs for nurses in collaboration with the LDRP Nursing Director
Actively participate in activities that promote the professional development and education of nurses.
Participate in the development and review of clinical guidelines.
Quality Improvement and Management
Promote and participate in quality improvement activities and organizational accreditation processes
Participate in relevant committees, meetings and service activities as required and provide relevant feedback and dissemination of appropriate information
Assess and evaluate the quality of educational resources and equipment required to meet the learning needs of nurses and Labor Technicians
Participate in critical incident debriefings as required
Actively pursue opportunities to advance own professional knowledge and skill development.
Demonstrate a commitment to professional development through membership of professional organizations/associations, including relevant participation in special interest groups.
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Offers amazing opportunities for outdoor recreation within a 100 mile radius of its boundaries Largest city in between Denver & Salt Lake City
Offers the cultural & social benefits of a larger city without all the congestion of people & traffic a bigger city usually carries.
High desert climate offers warm days, cool nights and over 300 days of sun a year!
Associate’s Degree in nursing (Bachelor’s Degree preferred) with a current unrestricted licensure in the State of Colorado as a Registered Nurse and at least three (3) years of current experience in a labor and delivery unit or a Labor delivery postpartum unit (LDRP)
equivalent combination of education and experience.
BCLS Healthcare Provider (upon hire)
NRP (within 3 months of hire)
AWHONN Fetal Monitoring Course (within 1 year of hire)
STABLE (within 1 year of hire)
ACLS (Within 1 year of hire)
Internal Number: 5
About Community Hospital
Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery,and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology right here at home. Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in t...reating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016! Where We LiveGrand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. An outdoor lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. Fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and 4-wheeling on the Grand Mesa located just 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers taht supply abundant opportunites for boating, rafting, paddleboarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with easy access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte.Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with numerous unique shops and several delicious cafe's and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado. What do you want to do today?