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Nurse Manager - 4C Med/Surg

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, the Nurse Manager performs managerial and leadership functions over professional nursing and support care team in various healthcare consumer care settings. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based policies, procedures, guidelines and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality outcomes and independently works with the ACNO or Director to maintain departmental budget. Adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing practice / process and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics (2015)* to provide care to all healthcare consumers. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based practices and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer 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."

This role is eligible for the followings benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(a) & 457(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Contributions
  • Adoption Assistant Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • RTD ECO Pass

    • Staff Management
    • Scheduling
    • Mentoring and recruitment
    • Departmental budget and operations
    • Records management
    • Case management and discharge planning
    • Patient safety and quality care
    • Policy development and revisions
    • Support and implementation of organizational initiatives and strategic planning
    • Promote positive patient experience
    • Promote employee engagement
    • Able to perform essential duties of direct reporting positions
    • Other duties as assigned per unit addendum
    • *Nurse Manager level of leadership is defined by the scope of practice and span of control as measured in the Denver Health Nurse Leadership Tool (Denver Health Nurse Leadership Tool addendum)
      Knowledge, Skills & 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.
      • Supports compliance with national patient safety goals, accrediting agency standards, and quality initiatives.
      • Evaluates practice in relation to professional standards, statues, regulations, hospital and departmental policies, standards of care, and regulatory
      • Promotes quality care by redefining priorities for care based on evaluation of healthcare consumer/family response or changing condition.

        • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) Required
        • Master's Degree Preferred
          Completion of a nursing education program that satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses.


          • Five years of nursing experience required
          • Two years nursing leadership experience preferred.
          • Orthopedic surgery & medical care experience preferred

            • Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state.
            • National board certification is a preference and encouraged for all nurse leaders.
            • Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
            • ACLS required
              *Specialty certifications as required or recommended per unit. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment


              Main Campus - Pavilion C

              Work Type

              Full time

              Pay Range

              Minimum: 88,163.70

              Midpoint: 111,196.32

              Maximum: 134,228.94

              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."

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