Under minimal supervision, performs supervisory functions over professional nursing and support staff in an inpatient unit, specialty clinic, or treatment program in various patient care settings. Under general supervision, adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics 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."
Operating room experience is required
Education: Completion of a nursing education program that is accredited and satisfies the licensing requirement of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses.
BSN strongly preferred. New Charge Nurses hired beginning April 1, 2016 BSN required. Charge Nurses in existing positions are encouraged and not required to pursue a BSN.
Experience: Typically two years of professional nursing experience in an ambulatory care setting preferred. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of techniques, methods and competencies of clinical nursing practices.
Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment. Knowledge of standards, policies, and procedures of Denver Health and the Scope and Standards for Professional Practice of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. Skills to properly use medical instruments and laboratory equipment as applicable.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form. Ability to contribute to the development of care team members by identifying learning needs and assisting with those needs. Ability to ensure continuity of patient care by managing and monitoring staff assignments, providing direct patient care and evaluating patient outcomes.
Ability to utilize nursing process, research, and evidence-based practices in daily work. Ability to assess patients' needs and coordinate team-based care. Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations.
Ability to immediately and independently address issues/problems as they occur with patients, staff and visitors and escalate appropriately. Ability to use computers and computer systems. Bilingual skills preferred.
Certificate/License/Registration: Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. National board certification is preferred and encouraged for Charge Nurses.
*Specialty certifications as required/recommended per unit. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
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, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of 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 is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."