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/
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 116304
Clinic/Department:6113 PAH BEHAVIORAL PHYSICIANS
Hospital:PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
RN ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE
Assesses behavioral health patients and offers diagnostic and therapeutic support in conjunction with staff psychiatrist and psychiatric assessment. Provides advanced practice professional nursing care for behavioral health patients, following established standards and practices. Acts in collaboration with physicians and interdisciplinary care team to coordinate and promote quality and continuity of care, from time of admission through transition of care at time of discharge. Serves as primary liaison, resource, clinical expert and educator for patients, family, physician and interdisciplinary providers. Education Requirements (i.e., BSN, High School Diploma, GED)
BSN from accredited school of nursing
Master's Degree in Nursing or applied area of knowledge
Advanced Practice Registered; Prescriptive Authority preferred Work Experience
Minimum of one year direct behavioral clinical experience in a healthcare facility or setting. Competence with DSM-IV diagnostic criteria and treatment planning. Inpatient, crisis, and emergency room experience preferred. License/Certifications (i.e., RN, BLS, ACLS)
Current Colorado Nursing License
Clinical Nurse Specialist certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Current BLS Position Duties (essential job functions, INCLUDE % OF TIME)
Follow established nurse practitioner and clinical guidelines, including those outlined in the Collaborative Practice Agreement.
Complies with established hospital, division and department policies, procedures and standards which include, but are not limited to the following: safety, infection control, use of information systems and confidentiality guidelines.
Participates in quality assurance activities as assigned related to quality patient care.
Assesses behavioral health patients and offers diagnostic and therapeutic support in conjunction with staff psychiatrist and psychiatric assessment team
Evaluates lethality and determines appropriate disposition of behavioral health patients including discharge planning and follow up care in ER, ICU, and medical/surgical floors
Provides medication support through prescription of psychotropic and consultation on behavioral health cases
Works in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of ER and inpatient physicians, personnel, social workers, managed care representatives, and other disciplines as indicated
Renders professional and age appropriate care of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric behavioral health patient
Promotes the health potential of the whole person and assures the optimal implementation of behavioral health services
Serves as primary psychiatric liaison and medical floor /ER psychiatric consultant in the absence of the staff psychiatrist
Adheres to budget guidelines set forth by supervisor.
Participate in routine reviews to assess utilization of nurse practitioner role.
Establish a cooperative working relationship with inpatient managers, nurses, educators.
GROWTH -10 %
Participate in staff education, development of order sets and educational materials, program assessment and focused improvement projects on re-admissions and complications
*This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
We extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people of our communities.
It is essential that associates be able to support the values of Centura Health and interact effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors and staff. Each associate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to core values, standards of behavior and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
CORE VALUES & STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Integrity: Honesty, directness, and respect for commitments made.
Stewardship: Respectful use of all natural, human and financial measures.
Spirituality: Acknowledgment of its central role in facilitating mental, physical and emotional health.
Imagination: Creativity and innovation in all we do.
Respect: Respect for all persons and our Christian identity, heritage and missions of our sponsoring organizations.
Excellence: Striving to exceed the clinical quality, customer service and cost performance expectations of our customers.
Compassion: Sensitivity and responsiveness to persons in need
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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