Elevating the Possibility of U at UCHealth
Requisition # 58546
1+ years of recent cardiac experience preferred. 2+ years of recent Med/Surg or Ortho experience preferred.
UCHealth is a special place and it requires a special type of person to work here. We are committed to attracting exceptional people who possess a rare combination of talent, drive, and intellectual curiosity. They are the people who naturally gravitate toward our culture, our geography, and our passion for discovery -- ambitious people for whom UCHealth isn't just a career, but an elevated state of mind.
Cardiac Patient population, busy unit. Team player, works collaboratively with other units.
May work up to every other weekend
Carry out routine patient care assignments on the unit assigned, performing established nursing procedures for individuals or groups of patients, utilizing population-specific guidelines.
Job duties Adhere to expected and established protocols related to patient safety goals, fall and skin precautions, restraint use, and medication administration. Practice according to professional and ethical standards in accordance with the Colorado State Nurse Practice Act, ANA Code of Ethics, and Nursing Service Scope of Practice. Design individualized plans of care with the patient and foster a team approach by working collaboratively with the patient, family, primary care provider and other members of the health care team to ensure coordination of services. Assist patients with emotional support by providing appropriate resources and tools. Using evidence-based clinical nursing guidelines, provide information, education, and access to key resources including advantages and disadvantages of disease and treatment options, and coordinate referrals as appropriate.
Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program.
Effective 10/1/2013, BSN required for new hires or attain within three years of acceptance of the position. 6 months of RN experience. State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). 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.) ACLS within 6 months of hire.
Preferred Critical thinking skills while utilizing the nursing process based on evidence-based outcomes and Standards of Practice. Competency in clinical skills related to the patient population being served. Competency in decision-making for emergency situations. Competency in the management of critical patient situations. Knowledge of how to access and utilize available resources.
With award-winning hospitals and facilities serving the entire Front Range, University of Colorado Health is the state's largest and most innovative health system. By integrating the strengths of academic medicine with the finest community health care, we're able to push the boundaries of medicine and offer our employees endless career opportunities. Here, there are no limits, except those you place on yourself. Everyone is united by their passion for discovery and their commitment to improving patients' lives.
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