Canon City, CO
Sep 10, 2017
Oct 04, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visiting http://www.stmhospital.org/.

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 112888

Recruiter Contact: Tiffany Hoover, TiffanyHoover@centura.org

Clinic/Department: 7214 STM PACU/SDS/GI/PAIN


Schedule: PRN (as needed)

Shift: Days


Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating, and collaborating with both the healthcare team, and the patient/family to identify and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. Promotes the optimal health, well-being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.


Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension during the entire surgical process. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing technique on time. Communicates with patients performing pre-and post-op training. Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies facilitator or Physician of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents. Takes temperature, pulse, BP, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient prior to surgery and in the PACU.

Document’s nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients on all forms provided and understands that a surgical procedure cannot be performed unless there is a valid H and P and informed consent signed by the surgeon. Initiates a patient education plan according to the individuals needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician discharge instructions for outpatient surgical patients. Prepares rooms, sterile instruments, equipment, and supplies for surgery; may assist in surgery by handing items to Surgeon, Obstetrician, or other medical practitioner, ability to Circulate in the OR, work in Outpatient and PACU; Opportunity to take call for PACU, Circulators take mandatory call, Understands the SCIP (Surgical Care Improvement Process) requirements and their role in achieving success with these measures.


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

  • BSN Preferred


  • One year experience preferred

  • Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty


  • Current Colorado RN license/ Current RN license from a participating state in National Licensure Compact

  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association required;

  • ACLS

  • PALS or ENPC

  • “Required speciality Courses Completed”

  • Additional certifications may be required (refer to facility addendum(s)


Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly.



Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

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