Charge Nurse - Pre Op / Post Op
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Sign on Bonus available for qualified candidates with 2 year
Provides nursing leadership for a specific shift and unit/area.
This unit is a 23 hour Med Surg Observation Unit and follows ASPAN
Work Schedule: Full Time Evenings
Supervises and mentors staff during assigned shift. Determines
staffing level and assignments based on staff availability, staff
abilities, census, and patient acuity.
Provides direct patient care as needed. Floats between staff to
assist with problem-solving. May take patient assignments to meet
Evaluates the effectiveness of patient care, including formal
evaluation, and identifies any issues that affect desired patient
outcomes. Responds to complaints about patient care and related
services, and manages through established channels.
Performs role-specific duties as assigned, including entering
orders, performing admissions or discharges, and coordinating
transfers. Ensures staff has necessary equipment and supplies to
provide safe, quality patient care.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive
judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be
able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate
- Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing
program if less than 3 years experience.
- Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
- State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
- 1 year of nursing experience.
- ACLS, PALS within 6 months of hire
- BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red
Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before
start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of
hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either
the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for
the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional
Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be
through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
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The pay range for this position is: $36.47 - $56.52 / hour. Pay is
dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon
organizational and individual performance.
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive
total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this
package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement
plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance
with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing
education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits
such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees
and their family members have full access to our Employee
Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits
and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In
addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending
upon their need.
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extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest
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perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our
institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer,
UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on
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and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an
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