Swedish Medical Center (408 licensed beds) is proud to be the only Level 1 Trauma Center with a dedicated burn unit in the south metro Denver area. Our comprehensive burn center offers an inpatient critical care unit and operating room, an outpatient clinic and burn camp for children. Our goal is to minimize the lasting impact of burn injuries, and we offer reconstructive treatment services tailored to each patient’s needs. Our program provides 24/7 coverage by physicians who are specially trained in burn and reconstructive care.
State-of-the-art Burn Center The leading-edge facility at Swedish Medical Center offers two hyperbaric chambers for the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning as well as the treatment of burns. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy offers significantly improved morbidity and mortality, reduced hospital stay length and a decreased need for surgery. Our facility also offers a hydrotherapy suite for management of burn wounds, which is designed to minimize spread of wound infections.
Outpatient Burn Clinic In addition to our specialized inpatient burn unit, Swedish also provides burn care through our outpatient burn clinic. This outpatient center offers a variety of advanced treatments and therapy options for patients of any age with any type of burn injury and is open five days a week for both scheduled and walk-in appointments. Our clinic is open five days a week for both scheduled and walk-in appointments.
Burn injuries and conditions we treat: We care for patients of all ages, including infants, children, adults and geriatric patients. Conditions we treat include:
Burns of any degree or depth
Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease)
Steven Johnson Syndrome (skin and mucous membrane disorder)
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (rare, serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes)
Erythema multiforme (skin disorder including lesions)
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (red, blistering skin that looks like a burn)
Fournier’s gangrene (perineum and genital flesh-eating infection)
Drug reaction with Eosinophilia
Systemic burn symptoms
Procedures we perform:
Cyst aspiration: a minimally invasive procedure that uses an ultrasound to find and remove fluid from cysts.
Abscess drainage: during this procedure, a surgeon inserts a needle through the skin into the abscess to remove or drain the infected fluid.
Position Summary: The Registered Nurse demonstrates advanced knowledge, skills and understands the unique aspects of the population served in the care of his/her patients. Each service also requires specialized skills. The delivery of care is based on the physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and learning needs of the individual patient. The Registered Nurse may rotate to areas other than his/her assigned service area/s, and will perform only those duties for which he/she has demonstrated competency. The Registered Nurse performs delegated duties consistent with the scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care delivery at SMC.
Here is some of what we can offer you: • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Repayment • Certification Bonus and Voucher system • Dependent Scholarship • 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure) • Employee Stock Purchase Plan • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts • Financial Wellness Program with a CFP And more…
Current Colorado Registered Nurse License (may work on a current RN compact license for the first 180 days of employment).
Current BLS certification through AHA.
Education: Graduate of a certified School of Nursing with a minimum of 276 clinical hours.
Experience: Able to articulate and demonstrate appropriate nursing theory and practice. Experience requirements are specific to positions and departments as appropriate.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrates good organizational skills. Provides safe and appropriate patient care within the Values & Standards of Nursing Practice at SMC. Displays appropriate judgment and problem solving skills. Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers.
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