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Registered Nurse Observation

Company: West Pines, Wheat Ridge, CO
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an Observation / Clinical Decision Registered Nurse. Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support. You know how to stay organized and move fast. You thrive in fast-paced environments. You're great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible. Us. Our Observation unit compassionately cares for adult patients, often coming directly from the Emergency Department, who are in need of observational care to determine if they will require further inpatient treatment or if they are able to be discharged from our hospital. You will oversee the care of a variety of patients within this setting, including chest pain, asthma and congestive heart failure patients. We always focus on putting our patients first, which is evident through our hourly rounding, bedside reports, and manageable nurse-to-patient ratios. We are proud to be an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, a Primary Stroke Center, and a Level II Trauma Center. Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. At our 234-bed Level II Trauma Center, our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. We're especially proud of our people, who helped make us one of America's 100 Best Hospitals according to Healthgrades. Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we've launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning. We. Together we'll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We'll honor each other's dignity and surpass the standards we set. We'll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity. We'll laugh at each other's jokes (even the bad ones). We'll hello and high five. We'll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing. We're proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. As an Observation / CDU RN you need to know how to:

  • Recognize and address patients' psychological and physical needs
  • Foster continuity and quality of care with the best interest and well-being of patients and their families in mind
  • Assess a patients' medical status upon admission
  • Assist in developing individualized treatment plans
  • Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines
  • Oversee care delivered by LPNs and/or CNAs Your experience. We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
    • ASN / ADN from an accredited program with the ability to obtain your BSN from an accredited program within four (4) years of hire unless you possess a minimum of fifteen (15) years of proven continuous Registered Nurse experience in an acute care setting, required
    • Current Colorado RN license or compact license with the ability to obtain Colorado RN license, required
    • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within sixty (60) days of hire (with prior approval), required (ACLS/NRP/PALS as appropriate for unit or service)
    • At least one (1) year of nursing experience in a comparable acute care setting, highly preferred Are you a New Grad RN? Good Samaritan Medical Center offers new graduate residency programs to help provide you with additional support as you begin your nursing career with us. Check out our New Grad Featured Job section of our careers website to keep informed on which programs are currently accepting applications. Your next move. Now that you know more about being an Observation / CDU RN on our team we hope you'll join us. At SCL Health you'll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place. How long have you been with SCL Health & what opportunities have you had to grow? 0:20 I have worked at SCL Health Good Samaritan Medical Center for 10 years. I started with my associate degree in nursing. With peer support, hard work and resilience along with taking advantage of tuition reimbursement I was able to complete my masters of science in nursing with a certificate in healthcare education. What can I tell you, I mastered it. S Shanise Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse,Transition to Practice Program Coordinator Organization:
      Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lafayette, CO Primary Location:
      Lafayette, CO Department:
      GSMC-GSM-Observation Care1-Unit SCL Health is an equal opportunity employer. All recruiting, training, and employment decisions are made in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, handicap, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION Our facilities do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services or activities, or on the basis of sex (gender) in health programs and activities. Read the full notice:

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