The Adult Observation Unit (AOU) is part of a 43 bed Telemetry unit. It handles those patients that are admitted into the ED and need additional monitoring before being discharged. The average length of stay in the unit is typically a few hours unless the patient is deemed acute enough to be transferred to an appropriate inpatient unit. This is a very fast paced unit and requires excellent critical thinking skills. The ratio is 3:1. This team works very well together and prides itself on efficient and compassionate care. Come join us and apply today! Care Site Description
Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
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Wheat Ridge, CO (estab. 1905)
Community-based, acute care hospital, Level III Trauma Center
2,100 associates, 900 physicians, 600 volunteers
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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
Bachelor's degree in nursing, required within 5 years of employment
Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of practice, required
Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, required
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
One (1) year of RN experience in an acute hospital setting, required
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.