Swedish Medical Center Level I Trauma Center Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500 volunteers and more than 1,400 physicians.
With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, faster than any other facility in the world, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center.
Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology.
Offering Quality Care and Excellent Outcomes:
Swedish consistently provides some of the highest quality patient care and has been recognized for excellence by many organizations:
Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade - “A” Hospital Compare - 4-Star Overall Rating Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis - (2013-2018) Cardiopulmonary
Joint Commission Certification in Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and Open Heart Surgery AHA/ASA Heart Attack Receiving Gold Plus AHA/ASA STEMI Receiving Center Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure - (2012-2018) Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - (2017-2018) Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism - (2015-2018) Neuro/Spine
NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery Center of Excellence for Spine Surgery from United Health Designated Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care Spine Surgery Gynecology
Recipient of the Healthgrades Gynecologic Procedures Excellence Award™ - (2016-2017) Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Gynecologic Procedures - (2016-2017) Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated by Healthgrades for Gynecologic Procedures - (2016-2017) Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Procedures - (2016-2017) Acute Rehabilitation
Named Top Performer by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation Top 10% of all Uniform Data System Medical Rehabilitation subscribers Only rehabilitation facility in the Denver Metro Area with Telemetry Bariatrics
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® - American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Designated member of OptumHealth Centers of Excellence network for Bariatric Resources Services
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) delivers nursing and collaborative medical aspects of care to specific populations within the scope and standards of practice set by the American Nurse’s Association. The CNS collaborates with the physicians and interdisciplinary team members to review the plan of care and intervene when necessary to ensure adequate delivery of quality health care in a cost effective way. Utilizing extensive advanced knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology, the Clinical Nurse Specialist exercises independent judgment in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of certain delegated medical processes and procedures. The ultimate goal of the CNS is to improve continuity of patient care and facilitate patient flow throughout the health care continuum. The Clinical Nurse Specialist provides leadership through planning, organizing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the care provided for patients. The Clinical Nurse Specialist actively participates in program development for the stroke and neurovascular service line in collaboration with and, under the direction of, the Neurosciences Service Line Director and Stroke Medical Director.
Current Colorado Registered Nurse License
Current Colorado Clinical Nurse Specialist License or Nurse Practitioner License
Current BLS and ACLS Certification
Prescriptive Authority granted by the Colorado Board of Nursing
DEA Certificate is required if prescribing pharmacologic agents and/or writing medication orders.
Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.
Completion of an accredited program for advanced practice nurses
Sufficient previous experience as a nurse or advanced practice nurse.
Minimum field-of-experience, completion of an accredited program including preceptorship.
Possesses advanced knowledge of theory and practice in professional nursing as evidenced by credentials, peer review and performance evaluation.
Performs independent nursing assessments, but works interdependently with the physician.
Demonstrates an advanced level of nursing expertise by incorporating advanced nursing practice.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist is accountable for his/her action.
Provides safe and appropriate patient care within the Standards of Nursing Practice at SMC.
Displays appropriate judgment and problem solving skills.
Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers.
Demonstrates an ability to assume a leadership role with the health care team in planning and in the delivery of patient care.
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