Summary: RN - Pulmonary Unit - University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO Provides direct patient care using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
UCHealth's Pulmonology and Lung Surgery program is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News &
World Report for treating respiratory disorders. Our Pulmonary Hypertension Program is also
recognized as a Comprehensive Care Center for Pulmonary Hypertension, which is one of the
largest, leading centers in the world. Our inpatient pulmonary unit, which serves these patients
is a 36-bed Med-Surg unit providing care for a range of patients, nationally referred with
complicated pulmonary diseases to admissions from the Emergency Department. Our primary
service line of patients include:
* Pulmonary Hypertension (subcutaneous and intravenous prostacyclin therapy)
* Thoracic Surgery (such as esophagectomy, lobectomy, pneumonectomy, etc.)
* Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery (head & neck cancers that require surgical
intervention, such as laryngectomies, tracheostomies and free flaps/graft sites)
* Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
* Hospital Medicine (admits from ED & ICU with varying diagnosis and treatment
While we do have some specialized services, we see a variety of patients with multiple
diagnosis and treatment needs. We are also the Burn Center sister unit so we receive burn
overflow patients, with an influx during winter months due to patients admitted for frostbite. Our
unit is high functioning, team-oriented and fast paced, with incredible on the job training to
ensure highly skillful and competent clinical staff.
FTE Status: Full Time
FTE: 0.900000 (FTE x 80 = hours per pay period)
Responsibilities: Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources.
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Credentials: Essential: * Basic Life Support * Registered Nurse
Other information: Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years experience. Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider and any relevant life support certification as determined at position level. Minimum Experience: 6 months nursing experience.
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
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Internal Number: 15370
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