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RN Charge Nurse-Clinical Decision Unit

Company: Denver Health
Location: Aurora
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

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.

Responsibilities

Oversite of department/unit for assigned shift including adherence to policy

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

Mentoring

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 standards.

Strong understanding and display of the principals of customer service as it applies to patients, staff and the community

Education

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.

Experience

Prior nursing experience in an emergency or critical care setting. (Preferred)

Prior leadership experience preferred

Typically, a minimum of two (2) years of professional nursing experience in a patient care setting.

Credentials

Registered Nurse (Required)

American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR.

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.

Specialty certifications as required or recommended per unit.

Location
Conversion

Shift
Varies

Work Type
Full time

Pay Range

Minimum: 33.61

Midpoint: 42.02

Maximum: 50.43

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 Health Foundation.

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

Keywords: Denver Health, Aurora , RN Charge Nurse-Clinical Decision Unit, Healthcare , Aurora, Colorado

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