Registered Nurse/RN - General Surgical Unit Full Time - Nights - Littleton Adventist Hospital

Location
Littleton, CO
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 10, 2017
Closes
Oct 05, 2017
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming “old town” area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers: https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 113175

Recruiter Contact: Maria Woodward, mariawoodward2@centura.org

Clinic/Department: 6205 LAH GEN SURGICAL UNIT

Hospital: LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Nights

POSITION SUMMARY

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.     

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

  • BSN Preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • One year experience preferred

  • Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS

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

  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association required;

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

POSITION DUTIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)

PATIENT & FAMILY CENTERED CARE – 45%

  • Assess patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data. Evaluates patient’s response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome.

  • Develop and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to IV’s, incision/wound care, medication administration, catheterization and specimen collections.

  • Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient.

  • Provide patient/family education through assessment of patient/family learning readiness, needs, and ability. Provide teaching and evaluate effectiveness of teaching.

  • Recognize the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient’s preferences, values, and needs.

  • Provide relationship-based care in which the nurse strives to understand what is most important to the individual and actively engage them in all aspects of care. This care will be delivered with respect for cultural differences and the diversity of human experience.

LEADERSHIP/NURSING PROFESSIONALISM – 15%

  • Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and hospital policy.

  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.

  • Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional nursing process.

  • Manages resources and patient flow through matching nursing competencies with individualized patient’s and unit needs.

  • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.

  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.

  • Precepts/mentors new staff or nursing students as needed.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT -10%

  • Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education.

  • Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance.

  • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and life long learning.

  • Evaluates one’s own integrity and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation at hospital and unit based meetings.

QUALITY OUTCOMES/QUALITY IMPROVEMENT/RESEARCH/EBP -10% (15%)

  • Verbalizes an understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data. Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care.

  • Participate in unit-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities.

  • Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.

INFORMATICS/TECHNOLOGY -20% (15%)

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.

  • Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.

  • Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner.

  • Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs 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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