• RN/Registered Nurse - ICU

    Requisition ID 2018-5813
    Department
    PSF 2 EAST-MED/SURG
    Facility
    PSF-PENROSE HOSPITAL
    Location
    US-CO-Colorado Springs
    Shift
    Nights
    Work Type
    Full-Time
    FTE
    0.900
  • Welcome to Centura Health

    Welcome to Centura Health – the largest health ecosystem in Colorado and Kansas. Welcome to living your mission among thousands of people on fire to live theirs too. Welcome to options and possibility where you can chart the direction and flow of your career. Welcome to the freedom to believe in what you believe, and welcome to a family guided by shared values and a commitment to extending the healing ministry of Christ. Welcome to extremely important industry challenges and opportunities to solve complex problems. Welcome to highly intelligent teams and overflowing community. And welcome to wholeness of mind, body and spirit. Welcome to Centura Health.

     

    You have a purpose, unique talents and NOW is the time to embrace it, live it and put it to work. At Centura Health, we value incredible people with incredible skills – but your commitment to a greater cause is something we value even more. This is the heartbeat of our organization and your time will be spent in a supportive, team environment with resources to help you flourish and leaders who care about your success.

    Flourishing Begins Here

    Centura Health's nurses have the right resources and leadership to practice at the top of their license with an organization that is consistently raising the bar on care excellence. Our system includes several Magnet®-designated facilities (with more hospitals on the Magnet® journey) and provides nurses with development, cross-training and options to flex and advance throughout their career journey.

     

    Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating, and collaborating with both the healthcare team, and the patient/family to identify and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. Promotes the optimal health, well-being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.

    What You Bring/Job Requirements

    In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:

    • Education Requirements

      • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
      • BSN Prefered
      • RN New Grads with a hire date on or after 9/1/2014 must have a BSN or be currently enrolled in a BSN bridge program. Completion of a BSN must occur within three years of hire date.

      Work Experience Requirements

      • One-year experience preferred
      • Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty

      License/Certifications

      • Current Colorado RN license/ Current RN license from a participating state in National Licensure Compact
      • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association required
      • ACLS upon hire or within 6 months
      • TNCC or TCAR or TCRN upon hire or within 12 months
      • NIHSS upon hire or within 6 months

      Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a *)

      • Assess patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data. Evaluates patient’s response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome. *
      • Develop and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. *
      • Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to IV’s, incision/wound care, medication administration, catheterization and specimen collections. *
      • Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient. *
      • Provide patient/family education through assessment of patient/family learning readiness, needs, and ability. Provide teaching and evaluate effectiveness of teaching. *
      • Recognize the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient’s preferences, values, and needs. *
      • Provide relationship-based care in which the nurse strives to understand what is most important to the individual and actively engage them in all aspects of care. This care will be delivered with respect for cultural differences and the diversity of human experience. *
      • Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and hospital policy. *
      • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care. *
      • Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional nursing process. *
      • Manages resources and patient flow through matching nursing competencies with individualized patient’s and unit needs. *
      • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice. *
      • Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care. *
      • Precepts/mentors new staff or nursing students as needed. *
      • Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education. *
      • Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance. *
      • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and lifelong learning.
      • Evaluates one’s own integrity and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process. *
      • Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation at hospital and unit based meetings. *
      • Verbalizes an understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data. Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care. *
      • Participate in unit-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities. *
      • Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues. *
      • Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. *
      • Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner. Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making. *

      Physical Requirements

      Medium Work – (Exert up to 20lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 10lbs frequently)

    Your Connected Community

    When people and places align, incredible things happen. Just like the 21,000+ amazing associates who work here, every community within Centura Health's connected ecosystem has its own unique history, story and personality.

     

    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. St. Francis Medical Center opened in 2008 to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services and Critical Care Unit. It also serves as southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate more than a decade as one of Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted.

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