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Registered Nurse

Company: UCHealth
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

**Summary: RN - Medical Surgical - Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO**Provides direct patient care using the nursing process in accordance withapplicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, andmission of the organization.Medical East 2N (2 East) is an 18-bed medical-surgical unitwhich provides care to adult and geriatric patient populations. 2 Eaststaff care for a wide variety of acute and chronic medical conditions (ie -asthma, CHF exacerbation, COPD, DKA, DVT, flu, HTN, PE, pneumonia, sepsis, UTI)as well as pre/post-op surgical patients (ie - appendectomy, cholecystectomy,wound I&D). Typical RN to patient ratio is 1:4-5 dayshift and 1:5-6nightshift. Typical Patient Care Techs (CNA) are at a 1:9 ratio for bothday & nightshift.The medical-surgical nursing field has evolved into thelargest nursing specialty, requiring nurses to acquire and maintain diverse andextensive knowledge and skills. We develop our staff to have high-levelcritical thinking skills, comprehensive knowledge of disease states and bodysystems, and strong communication and management skills.**Position Details:**FTE Status: Full-timeShift: NightsFTE: .90, 72 Hours perpay period**Responsibilities:**Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessmentto optimize outcomes and maximize available resources.Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, includingpatient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial supportneeds.Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/familyeducation appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May precept studentnurses and new hires.Within scope of job,requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to workwith minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-pacedenvironment and take appropriate action. **Requirements:**+ Graduate of an accredited Registered/ProfessionalNursing program if less than 3 years experience. + State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). + Basic Life Support (BLS) HealthcareProvider + 6 months nursing experience.+ ONS chemotherapy/biotherapy cert 6 months for new hiresand 1 year for new grads+ Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing. **At UCHealth, we dothings differently**We believe insomething different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big waysand small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those weserve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health caresystem, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possibleexperience for our patients and their families. We foster a true humanconnection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career atUCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion.Going beyond qualityrequires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectualcuriosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that theworld of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, notwhat is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of uscan find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll doeverything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career.There's no limits to your potential here.**Be Extraordinary. JoinUs Today!**UCHealth recognizesand appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equalemployment and diversity can offer our institution. As anaffirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to makingall employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicantshall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges ofemployment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual'srace, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mentalor physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgenderstatus, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does notdiscriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as definedunder the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonableaccommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.IND 123

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