Provides protocol-driven direct patient care in a short stay clinical decision unit.Nursing staff will be responsible for a variety of conditions/patients that do not initially meet inpatient admission requirements but require additional testing and/or assessments prior to disposition.
Under general supervision, the professional nurse adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics to provide care to all healthcare consumers. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based practices and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas in daily practice. "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder / Director, Watson Caring Science Institute."
Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records
Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patient's condition and vital signs
Develop and modify patient care plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions
Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions
Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care
Interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition
Monitor all aspects of patient care
Direct and supervise less skilled nursing/health care personnel
Prepare patients for, and assist with examinations and treatments
Assess the needs of individuals, families and/or communities to identify potential health or safety problems
Instruct individuals and families on health education and disease prevention and after care
Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent or disabled patients
Medication administration, documentation and reassessment
Promote positive patient experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process / Performance [ANA Standards addendum- signed] and accrediting body standards.
Education & Experience
Completion of an accredited nursing education program that satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses.
Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) preferred
Experience: at least 1-year RN in a direct patient care setting.
At least one-year prior Emergency or critical care experience. (Exceptions made at the discretion of nurse manager due to the individual's areas of experience)
Registered Nurse (Required) Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state.
Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) from American Heart Association (Required)
* All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Location Clinical Decision Unit on Hospital Campus
Work Type Full Time
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."
Internal Number: 3238
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.