Under general supervision, floats to all patient areas according to scope of practice according to the DH floating guidelines. First to float to a different unit as the staffing needs of the hospital change. Utilizes the nursing process to provide care to all patients with respect for their uniqueness using informed judgment, individual competence and qualifications. Assesses patient's physical and psychological condition on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care. Documents patient's medical status upon admission and throughout the patient's course of treatment. * Required to fulfill weekend/holiday/"hard to staff days" commitment per departmental policy. Schedules will be posted in advance but unit assignments will be given on a day-to-day basis.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of techniques, methods, and competencies of clinical nursing practices. 2. Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment. 3. Knowledge of standards, policies, and procedures of Denver Health as they pertain to nursing. 4. Skill to properly use medical instruments and laboratory equipment. 5. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form. 6. Ability to apply nursing principles, practices, and techniques. 7. Ability to assess patients' needs and coordinate proper nursing care; exercising initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment. 8. Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations. 9. Ability to use computers and applications. 10. Bilingual skills preferred. Computers and Technology 1. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Completion of a nursing education program that satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses required. 2. BSN preferred.
Two years experience in a patient care setting required.
Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR required. 2. Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or participating compact state required.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
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About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.