RN Charge Nurse-Clinical Decision Unit
Company: Denver Health
Posted on: May 13, 2022
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."
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
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
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
Strong understanding and display of the principals of customer
service as it applies to patients, staff and the community
Bachelor's Degree (Required)
Completion of an accredited nursing education program that
satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of
Nursing for Registered Nurses.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) or actively pursuing with
completion within 3 years of assuming the role required.
Prior nursing experience in an emergency or critical care setting.
Prior leadership experience preferred
Typically, a minimum of two (2) years of professional nursing
experience in a patient care setting.
Registered Nurse (Required)
American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care
Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a
participating compact state.
National board certification is a preference and encouraged for
Specialty certifications as required or recommended per unit.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a
pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment
has been made.
Denver Healthis an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic
health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The
Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I
Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911
emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15
school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug
Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a
mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3
billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver
Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and
remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally
recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver
Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately
185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of 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. Denver
Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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." Associated
topics: asn, bsn, ccu, domiciliary, infusion, psychiatric,
registed, registered nurse, staff nurse, tcu
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