Primary Care RN

Aurora, CO
Feb 10, 2018
Feb 23, 2018
Ambulatory Care, Other
Contract Type
Part Time
Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG) offers providers a true opportunity to live their calling to care while experiencing the support of a built-in comprehensive network, vast resources, professional growth, trusted leadership, generous benefits and an amazing quality of life with locations that span Colorado and into Western Kansas. CHPG is proud to connect providers and consumers through state-of-the-art technology, clinical resources and professional expertise to help people live healthier. Our coordinated services represent a full continuum of care – from preventive and early diagnoses to leading-edge treatment and life-saving critical care. CHPG’s ability to deliver better health care value is the direct result of combining the best clinical tools, shared resources and medical expertise with a patient-centered approach that emphasizes Centura Health’s mission and commitment to quality, compassion and service.



CLINIC:Southlands Primary Clinic

HOURS: Clinic is open Mon-Fri 8a-5p. This position is 24hrs/week. Schedule can be flexible

Occasional travel to other sites to meet the needs of the clinic may be required.

Position Summary

Has knowledge of community health concepts, principles of ambulatory clinical nursing care, case management and care coordination. Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating and collaborating with the healthcare team and the patient/ family, utilizes best practice to maximize patient engagement and patient self-management efforts. 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. Demonstrate personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission and core values.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

  • BSN Preferred, encouraged to obtain within 3-years of assuming role

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • 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 from American Heart Association required, ACLS may be required depending on clinic setting

  • RNs Certification in Ambulatory Nursing through the AAACN, preferred

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  • 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.*

  • Assess patient’s ability to participate to the fullest extent by determining presence/ absence of barriers to active participation in the individualized care plan.*

  • 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.*

  • Anticipates the needs of the patient to maximize use of physician visits.*

  • Provide patient/family education through assessment of health literacy, barriers to learning readiness, needs, and ability. Provide teaching and evaluate effectiveness of teaching. *

  • Encourage patient engagement in the healthcare partnership through the use of motivational interviewing, evidence based self-management protocols, tools and teach-back methodology. *

  • 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.*

  • Coordinate and implement group visits for identified high risk patient populations.*

  • Aid in the care transition of high risk patients to include but not limited to medication reconciliation and coordination of services. *

  • Contributes to continuous process improvement by taking an active role in patient experience and satisfaction.*

  • Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and Centura Health Physician Group 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 clinic needs. *

  • Uses standards of care, clinic 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. Coordinate the activities of an interdisciplinary care team that takes collective responsibility for proactively supporting patient’s unity of body, mind and spirit as they relate to comprehensive patient care. The interdisciplinary team includes but is not limited to the primary care provider, specialists, third-party providers, patient, and nursing.*

  • Precepts and mentors new staff or nursing students as needed.*

  • Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education to improve care.*

  • 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 lifelong 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 in clinic based meetings.*

  • 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 clinic-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.*

  • Completes comprehensive age and gender appropriate initial assessment based on patient’s strengths, goals and needs, acute and chronic health conditions, environment, and psychosocial determinants of health.*

  • 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.*

  • Maximizes the use of the registry function to assure processes in place to collect, analyze and report select data to ensure effectiveness of patient plan of care and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model in clinic population management.*

Physical Requirements

  • 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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