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Aspen Valley Hospital: Rn – Emergency Department (Nights) – Located In Aspen, Co

Aspen Valley Hospital

This is a Full-time position in Fort Collins, CO posted September 23, 2020.

This position requires a MINIMUM of 1-2 years of Emergency Department experience specifically in a high volume & high accuity setting.This is a full-time NIGHTS position.

Please do not apply if you are not specifically interested in working a nights shift, every week.For the right candidate, AVH will offer a generous relocation / sign on bonus, in addition to, temporary housing (for up to 90 days) to assist with relocation.

We do charge a discounted rent for our housing and it is only available for UP TO 90 days.

As a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room / Emergency Department, the RN provides professional nursing care in accordance with known/accepted standards of practice and AVH policy.

Utilizes the Nursing Process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care.

Works in support of the medical staff treatment plan and makes recommendations for changes to medical treatment plan as appropriate.

Educates patients and family around the plan of care and disease management.

Actively supports the nursing philosophy by striving for excellence in patient care, professional development, interpersonal relations, time management, and continuous quality improvement.NURSING PROCESS AND CLINICAL PRACTICE SKILLSFully competent in primary nurse role on unit; performs patient and family assessment & problem identification,plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved.Develops a problem based plan of care for every patient with appropriate nursing interventionsRecords pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.Prioritizes patient situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective mannerResponds to clinical needs of patients in accord with experience, nursing standards, and hospital/nursing policies and procedures.Makes value-added resource decisions for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment, and acuity of carePATIENT TEACHINGProvides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient’s learning style, readiness to learn and self care needsEvaluated the effectiveness of patient learningCARE COORDINATIONCoordinates with all members of the hospital team in order to address patient care, resolve problems, and improve the delivery of multidisciplinary care on a daily basisApplies individual and group problem solving; shares knowledge with others freely, consults openly, and assists others to interpret dataUses verbal and written communication methods effectivelyProvides input into refinement of nursing care plans developed by othersPATIENT SAFETY & CONFIDENTIALITYAdheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standardsIdentifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practiceServes in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their careFollows all security, confidentiality, and privacy policiesPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATIONDevelops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within nursing practice; consistent with hospital mission and goalsDemonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice.

Areas of focus should include but are not limited to: orthopedic trauma management including splinting, wound care, procedural sedation, trauma patient management, high altitude related illness, head injury assessment and management, pain management, stroke assessment and management, chest pain and cardiac arrest management.

Participates in Annual ER Winter Workshop and AVH Skills Fair.Able to express nursing values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understandingActive participant in quality improvement processesIdentifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to nursing practiceLEADERSHIPDemonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision makingParticipates and contributes to unit meetings and activitiesActs as a relief charge nurse when assignedVII.

UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESClinical Skills: Demonstrates Emergency Nursing Skills in compliance with AVH policy, JCAHO, CMS, CAH Standards and National Patient Safety Goals.

These skills include a professional introduction, timely triage, compassionate care, complete and accurate documentation, medication safety, appropriate and timely reassessment, a team approach to communicating patient’s care and change of status, and timely communication with other departments and House Supervisor for admissions or continuum of care.Technical Skills: Demonstrates competency and knowledge of equipment and procedures commonly performed in the ED and Trauma Room.

Maintains all required certifications.Departmental Responsibilities: Actively participates in department meetings with attendance of 80% or better.

Completes five chart audits per month.

Monitors equipment status and identifies need for repairs.

Stocking and supply assessment as part of daily shifts.

Reads and responds appropriately to departmental emails and postings.

Maintains awareness of AVATAR patient satisfaction improvement initiatives.

POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIAEnsures developmentally and medically appropriate care for all patient populations and age groups.

CORE VALUESPatient Centered:Is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients’ expectations.

Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient’s safety above all else.Teamwork:Works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible.

He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals.

Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendasRespect for Others:Actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly.

He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance.

The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholdersAccountability:Takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital’s guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders.

He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team.

takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customersIntegrity:Is truthful, trustworthy, and principled.

He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others.

The employee’s word can be trusted.

Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
· Associate Degree in Nursing
· BSN graduate preferred
· 1-2 years Emergency Nursing experience preferred LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS
· Current Colorado nursing license or temporary permit
· Current BLS certification
· Other Required:1.

ACLS Certification2.

PALS Certification or ENPC required on hire3.

TNCC within two years of hire4.

ENPC or PALS encouraged (whichever does not have upon hire)
· CEN encouraged