Registered Nurse (Intermittent/PRN) - Acute Care Ortho/Neuro Unit

Denver Health
Denver, Colorado
Sep 25, 2022
Oct 10, 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
4C South is a 17 bed Med Surg unit, specializing in Orthopedic trauma and spinal cord injury patient care. We are a fast-paced unit and pride ourselves on excellent teamwork. Our nurses have a 1:5 patient ratio and our CNA's have an outstanding patient ratio of 1:5. We are seeking highly ambitious, hardworking individuals who thrive in a teamwork environment.

Our mission is to focus on each patient as an individual, caring for anyone who is in need, regardless of their background. This unit provides a great experience for new staff looking to hone in on their skills, as well as tenured staff looking for a team who works cohesively for the best patient outcomes. This unit will provide a great amount of diverse patient population.

Denver Health is one of the nation's leading Level 1 Trauma Centers, with one of the highest survival rates in the country for the most severe injuries. We serve those who are uninsured, underserved, and/or those who lack access to appropriate care. Our facility provides high-quality medical and trauma care to all patient populations that will only serve the personal growth and nursing skill set development of those who join our team.

Job Summary

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."

This role is eligible for PRN/Intermittent differential.

This role is eligible for shift differential when the majority of the hours worked fall in a night, weekend or evening shift.


•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•Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity•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•Other job 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.•Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who care/service is being provided. •Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided.•Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards•Ability to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.•Skilled in maintaining effective working relationship with patients, employees, and the public.•Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations•Ability to interpret adapt and apply guidelines and procedures•Ability to communicate clearly.Computers and Technology•Microsoft Office Suite required.•EPIC documentation preferred.


  • Associate's Degree (Required)
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred.

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.


  • At least one-year RN experience in a direct patient care setting required.


• 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.
• Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)

Main Campus - Pavilion C


Work Type

Pay Range

Minimum: 30.53

Midpoint: 38.22

Maximum: 45.87

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.

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