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RN - Patient Care Unit. Job in Carbondale FOX8 Jobs

Carbondale, Colorado
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

AVH supports vaccinations as the evidence-based and most effective means for our community and country to put COVID-19 behind us and to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. In order to better care for our community, as of 10/31/21, AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.

Job Overview:

Provides professional nursing care in accordance with known/accepted standards of practice and AVH policy. Utilizes the Nursing Process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Works in support of the medical staff treatment plan and makes recommendations for changes to medical treatment plan as appropriate. Educates patients and family around the plan of care and disease management. Actively supports the nursing philosophy by striving for excellence in patient care, professional development, interpersonal relations, time management, and continuous quality improvement.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Fully competent in primary nurse role on unit; performs patient and family assessment & problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved.
  • Develops a problem based plan of care for every patient with appropriate nursing interventions
  • Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.
  • Prioritizes patient situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner
  • Responds to clinical needs of patients in accord with experience, nursing standards, and hospital/nursing policies and procedures.
  • Makes value-added resource decisions for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment, and acuity of care
  • Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self-care needs
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of patient learning
  • Coordinates with all members of the hospital team in order to address patient care, resolve problems, and improve the delivery of multidisciplinary care on a daily basis
  • Applies individual and group problem-solving; shares knowledge with others freely, consults openly, and assists others to interpret data
  • Uses verbal and written communication methods effectively
  • Provides input into refinement of nursing care plans developed by others
  • Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards
  • Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice
  • Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care
  • Follows all security, confidentiality, and privacy policies
  • Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within nursing practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals
  • Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice: examples include continuing education in medical surgical nursing, orthopedic nursing, pediatric nursing, and quality improvement/patient safety.
  • Able to express nursing values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding
  • Active participant in quality improvement processes
  • Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to nursing practice
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making
  • Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities
  • Acts as a relief team leader when assigned
  • Maintain proficiency in the care of the medical surgical patient with emphasis on orthopedic and general surgeries.
  • Maintain competency in the care of the pediatric patient.
  • Maintain competency in the care of the patient requiring telemetry monitoring.
  • Ability to begin resuscitation efforts in accordance with BLS guidelines until relieved by a physician/critical care nurse. Initiates resuscitation efforts according to ACLS and PALS guidelines.
  • Cross-train to OB and the care of the postpartum patient (or ICU when approved by director).

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • BSN graduate preferred
  • Experience 2 years acute care experience preferred
  • Current Colorado nursing license
  • Current BLS certification
  • PALS, ACLS, and Telemetry course required within 1 year of hire
  • Certification in medical/surgical nursing, pediatric nursing or orthopedic nursing recommended

Benefits & Compensation:

Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

PRN pay range for new hires: $40.19 - $50.96/hr

PRN Benefits: As an employee you will be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and also participate in a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts or computer software. There are no health insurance, PTO or any other benefits (not listed above) associated with PRN status.
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  • Job Reference: 702893268-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Aspen Valley Hospital
  • Location: Carbondale, Colorado
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent