Boulder Community Hospital
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Registered Nurse / RN - 2N ICU
at Boulder Community Hospital
Work Hours: variable FT nights
Full-time - Nights - 36 hours/week
Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2019 Boulder County Gold, their People’s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and be a positive contribution to the community.
Provides patient care, identifying and implementing nursing interventions and evaluating outcomes. This person is responsible for behaviors and functions outlined in essential duties, personal competency and involvement in quality improvement. Care is provided to ages 13 years and up.
Education or Formal Training
Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)
1. Colorado RN license in good standing
2. BLS required by end of conditional period. Employees hired prior to 3/6/15 must have current BLS by 12/31/15.
3. ACLS certification required before conditional period ends. Suspension will occur if certification lapses.
4. NIHSS certification required by 12/31/17and within 6 months of hire.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
1. Demonstrated physical and mental health to apply nursing theories, procedures and standards to clinical practice.
2. Cardiac monitor interpretation
One-year telemetry or critical care experience preferred
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Standard medical/hospital equipment: i.e., hospital beds, wheelchairs and carts, positioning aids, monitoring equipment, phone and intercom systems, computers, etc. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
1. Physical working environment may include, but is not limited to, any of the following hazards: chemicals, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, etc.
2. Environmental conditions may include, but not limited to: variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
4. The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds and over (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
5. Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.
Staff, physicians, patients, families, visitors
Volunteers, Patient Support Staff
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Coordinates and provides nursing care for critically ill or injured patients ages 13 through the lifespan with respect to diversity. In life threatening emergent situations, will provide care for critically injured children with support from physicians, pediatricians, and pediatric nurses until transfer can be done safely. Employees must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department. Employees demonstrate the ability to alter care and patient/family education based on the age or developmental level of the patient.
2. Competency in rhythm recognition, ACLS guidelines, hemodynamics, and basic principles of critical care nursing.
3. Assesses patient status systematically, demonstrates critical thinking by anticipating and responding to changes in clinical condition. Works together as a team to meet patient individual plan.
4. Demonstrates an understanding of patient education tools, assesses learning ability and needs then develops an education plan to meet patient and family deficits.
5. May be required to perform point of care testing. May be a point of care trainer.
6. May be required to do moderately complex lab testing.
7. Committed to support patient safety and quality initiatives, ongoing transitions in standards of care as evidence based practice and research mandate change, and adhere to hospital standards for care.
8. Serves at patients and families liaison.
9. It is the expectation that all care providers document accurately and in real time, utilizing the electronic medical record within their department.
1. Reports missed communication, documentation, care or any pertinent information to co-workers in a non-punitive way in order to reduce system and future care issues as well as to improve practice.
2. Feedback will be given to peers and co-workers when errors in patient care are identified.
3. Communication is given and received politely and with respect.
4. No loud, disrespectful, or verbally abusive conduct is tolerated.
5. Documents of care legibly, concisely, accurately, and according to standard.
6. Asks for help when needed.
1. Nurses shall recognize their own learning needs and those of peers and assist in meeting those needs to maximize professional development and optimal critical care nursing practice.
2. Annual competency requirements to include completion of material from one Skills Lab and 4 Round Robins / year
3. Trauma Education 4 hours / year
4. Participates in the orientation of new staff.
5. Acts as resource to other staff and temporary staff.
6. Attends or receives information from all staff meetings.
1. ICU nurses shall be competent and current, adhering to established unit standards of practice.
2. Delegates according to nurse practice act.
3. Demonstrates dependability and adherence to other personnel standards such as dress code, attendance, tardiness, and reporting for duty expectations.
4. Serves on unit and hospital committees as requested.
5. Provides cost effective care and identifies opportunities to reduce cost.
6. Assists other team members and provides clinical consultation in areas of expertise and clinical competence to co-workers with less experience.
7. Assumes patient care and accepts requests by clinical coordinator for patient assignments
About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado
Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.
Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.
EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace