Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/
Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating, and collaborating with both the healthcare team, and the patient/family to identify and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. Promotes the optimal health, well-being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.
Minimum Education Requirements
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing BSN Preferred
Minimum Experience Requirements
One year experience preferred Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty
Current Colorado RN license/ Current RN license from a participating state in National Licensure Compact
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association required Additional certifications may be required (refer to facility addendum(s)
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Assess patient's physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data. Evaluates patient's response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome.
Develop and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to IV's, incision/wound care, medication administration, catheterization and specimen collections.
Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient.
Provide patient/family education through assessment of patient/family learning readiness, needs, and ability. Provide teaching and evaluate effectiveness of teaching.
Recognize the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient's preferences, values, and needs.
Provide relationship-based care in which the nurse strives to understand what is most important to the individual and actively engage them in all aspects of care. This care will be delivered with respect for cultural differences and the diversity of human experience.
Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and hospital policy.
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.
Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional nursing process.
Manages resources and patient flow through matching nursing competencies with individualized patient's and unit needs.
Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.
Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
Precepts/mentors new staff or nursing students as needed.
Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education.
Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance.
Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and life long learning.
Evaluates one's own integrity and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process.
Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation at hospital and unit based meetings.
Verbalizes an understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data. Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care.
Participate in unit-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities.
Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.
Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.
Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner.
Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantl
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