Under minimal supervision, performs supervisory functions over professional nursing and support staff in an inpatient unit, specialty clinic, or treatment program in various patient care settings. Under general supervision, adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics (2015) to provide care to all patients. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based policies, procedures, guidelines and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in patient 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.”
Oversight of daily frontline nursing staff in a Level I Trauma accredited Adult Emergency Department that delivers high quality, family focused patient care. Patients in this 53 bed unit would be a blend of medical and trauma patients; and would include all acuity levels.
Facilitates, coordinates and directs patient care services and provides leadership for this 23 bed observation unit within designated areas of responsibility. Responsible for oversight of daily staff while on duty and the throughput of patients during their Clinical Decision Unit stay. Works in partnership with nursing, the healthcare team, and both internal and external organizational leaders to maintain a quality setting that supports professional nursing and quality patient care.
• Oversite of department/unit for assigned shift including adherence to policy • Delegation of duties amongst nursing and support staff • Preparation of daily staffing assignments • Oversite of patient care, admissions and discharges • Oversite of daily operations and escalation of communications • Mentoring • Evaluation and documentation of performance of nursing staff • Facilitate patient flow • Rounding for positive patient experience • Other duties as assigned per unit addendum
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process / Performance [ANA Standards addendum- signed] and accrediting body standards. • Strong understanding and display of the principals of customer service as it applies to patients, staff and the community • Ability to assist in identifying ways to promote quality patient-centric care and maintain Denver Health’s high level of patient satisfaction. [Nursing Vision Statement] • Ability to work effectively in a team matrix environment. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels and in a cross functional environment. • Ability to work closely with multidisciplinary staff, charge nurses, clinical nurse educator(s), and Nursing Managers, providers,, executive leadership to provide care to patients with respect to their uniqueness using informed judgment, competence, individual qualifications, and collaboration with the health care team. • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of assessment findings as they relate to the disease process and continuum of care. • Supports compliance with national patient safety goals, accrediting agency standards, and quality initiatives. • Evaluates practice in relation to professional standards, statues, regulations, hospital and departmental policies, standards of care, and regulatory • Promotes quality care by redefining priorities for care based on evaluation of healthcare consumer/family response or changing condition.
·Clinical expertise and knowledge of rules and regulations governing observation units
·Understanding of departmental flow and downstream effects of decisions
·Ability to have critical conversations in real time
Prior leadership experience required.
Prior nursing experience in an emergency or critical care setting preferred.
Work Type Full time
$33.61 - $50.43/hr
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, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near 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. As an EOE, Denver Health 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.
Associate's Degree (Required) •Completion of an accredited nursing education program that is accredited and satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred
• Bachelor's Degree• Prior nursing experience in an emergency or critical care setting required. • Prior leadership experience preferred
• Registered Nurse (Required) • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. • Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. • National board certification is a preference and encouraged for staff nurses. • *Specialty certifications as required or recommended per unit. • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. • Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. • National board certification is a preference and encouraged for staff nurses. • *Specialty certifications as required or recommended per unit. • Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required) • ACLS • TNCC and/or ATCN • CEN preferred • Situational Awareness Training • ACLS • TNCC and/or ATCN • CEN preferred • Situational Awareness Training • Trauma Nurse Core Course (Required) TNCC and/or ATCNTNCC and/or ATCN • Advanced Trauma Care of Nurses (Required) ATCN and/or TNCC ATCN and/or TNCC • Cert in Emergency NursingPreferred • Defensive Front-Line Tactics for Medical Providers (Required)
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.Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer At Denver Health we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity. Equal opportunity is a fundamental principle of Denver Health. As an equal opportunity employer, Denver Health is committed to recruit, hire, promote and administer all human resource actions in a non-discriminatory manner. Denver Health is committed to providing equal opportunities in all business practices and to all persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, pregnancy, disab...ility, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or veteran status (collectively “protected status”). Denver Health strives to maintain a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination and will not tolerate any such conduct by employees or directed at employees within the scope of their employment. Read the full Human Resources Employee Principles and Practices policy.