| Unit Description|
Trust in Colorado's first Baby Friendly hospital, as designated by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF, both of which support breastfeeding for all babies. Our Labor and Delivery Unit has 9 Labor and Delivery rooms; 2 OR's; 2 PACU's and 4 Triage beds.
Welcome your newborn in the comfort and care of the Center for Childbirth at Good Samaritan Medical Center. We welcome approximately 2,500 babies each year. In our Center for Childbirth, we have spacious birthing environments where our highly-skilled nurses are always here to help keep you relaxed and focused.
Deliver your baby using birthing balls, water and aromatherapy and recover in our restorative family-friendly post labor roomsâ??there's even room service at your fingertips. Choose from a full array of items for nursing mothers and newborns in our Nursing Nook.
Care Site Description
Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health â?? and hope â?? to our patients.
Lafayette, CO (20 miles northwest of downtown Denver) (estab. 2004)
1,480 associates, 1,040 medical staff and 239 allied health practitioners
234 beds (192 are staffed)
Services & Expertise
Bone & Joint Institute
Cardiac & Vascular Services
Comprehensive Cancer Care
Emergency & Trauma Services
Senior ER Services
Women's and Family Services
Kudos: Good Samaritan Medical Center offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.
The Registered Nurse will provide direct patient care, meeting both psychological and physical needs of the patients in accordance with physiciansâ?? orders, Joint Commission, OSHA, nursing and department guidelines. The RN fulfills these duties to contribute to the continuity and quality of care which fosters the best interest and well-being of all patients and their families.
- Conduct and document a thorough assessment of each patientâ??s medical status upon admission and throughout the patientâ??s course of treatment.
- Assist in the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan for each assigned patient.
- Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines described.
- Complete required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
- Oversee care delivered by Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.
- Attend and participate in clinical team conferences regarding patient progress, problems and needs.
- Act in compliance with hospital, regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
- Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.
- Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
- Perform other duties, as assigned.
Â· The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
- Associate's degree in nursing, required (BSN required within 5 years of employment)
- Bachelor's degree in nursing, preferred
- Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of practice, required
- Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, required
- Possess a current ACLS and NRP certification
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
- One (1) year of experience in a Labor and Delivery setting