Charge Nurse

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Denver Health
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Fort Collins, Colorado
recency icon Posted 09-14-2023

Job Description

We are recruiting for a Charge Nurse to join our team! We are here for life's journey. Where is your life journey taking you? Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all: Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health. Department 5 West - Oasis Unit 5W Oasis Transitional Care Unit (OTCU) is a 14-bed inpatient unit which provides care for patients with complex discharge barriers. Oasis has a diverse, interdisciplinary team to creatively address these barriers in an innovative, holistic care environment. Quality treatment for patients with multiple medical and psychosocial needs is provided by integrating nursing care and psycho-social assessment. This team facilitates meaningful, patient activities such as music, art and wellness programs. Each patient is treated with dignity and their strengths are identified in the highly personalized care provided. The Oasis team is high-performing, and with their innovative approach, they make a positive impact on patient outcomes. This nursing team is highly engaged and consistently ranks high in annual employee engagement surveys. The 5W Oasis nursing care model consists of an RN/LPN/CNA partnership. The nurse-to-patient ratio (RN/LPN) are 1:4 - 1:5. CNA staffing ratios are 1:7. Job Summary The Charge Nurse, with minimal direction, supervises nursing and support staff in an inpatient unit, specialty clinic, or treatment programs in various patient care settings. The Charge Nurse, adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics (2015) to provide care to all patients. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based policies, procedures, guidelines and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in patient safety and quality outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas in daily practice. "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder / Director, Watson Caring Science Institute." Essential Functions : Operations Management Oversee department/unit for assigned shift employing clinical and managerial skills to care for patients while also providing guidance and leadership to other nurses who are working with patients including but not limited to preparing daily staffing assignments, mentoring staff, evaluating performance, facilitating patient flow, admissions, and discharges. (40%) Patient Assessment Assess the needs of individuals, families and/or communities to identify potential health or safety problems, Instruct individuals and families on health education and disease prevention and after care (20%) Treatment and Evaluation Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity, develop and modify patient care plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions. Prepare patients for, and assist with examinations and treatments (20%) Medication administration, documentation and reassessment (10%) Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patient's condition and vital signs (10%) Education : Associate's Degree Required Work Experience : 1-3 years Professional nursing experience in a patient care setting. Required Licenses : RN-Registered Nurse - DORA - Department of Regulatory Agencies Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities : Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process / Performance [ANA Standards addendum- signed] and accrediting body standards. Strong understanding and display of the principals of customer service as it applies to patients, staff and the community Ability to assist in identifying ways to promote quality patient-centric care and maintain Denver Health's high level of patient satisfaction. [Nursing Vision Statement] Ability to work effectively in a team matrix environment. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels and in a cross functional environment. Ability to work closely with multidisciplinary staff, charge nurses, clinical nurse educator(s), and Nursing Managers, providers,, executive leadership to provide care to patients with respect to their uniqueness using informed judgment, competence, individual qualifications, and collaboration with the health care team. Ability to demonstrate an understanding of assessment findings as they relate to the disease process and continuum of care. Proficient in EHR Basic Office Suite skills preferred Shift Work Type Regular Salary $33.61 - $50.43 / hr Benefits Competitive pay Outstanding benefits Education opportunities Shared leadership and advancement opportunity State-of-the-art facilities Immediate retirement plan matching Professional clinical advancement program Participation in evidence-based projects Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer Our Values Excellence- We are better every day Compassion- We care for everyone Relentlessness- We fight for everyone Stewardship- We use resources responsibly Learning- We educate the next generation All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation. As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year. Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer. We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For read more about our commitment to diversity visit: