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Registered Nurse (RN)-Float

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Registered Nurse (RN)-Float 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.DepartmentNursing Staffing OfficeFloat Pool is made up of nurses and certified nurse aids (CNAs) who are proficient and competent in all medical/surgical areas at Denver Health. In addition, we have specialized teams for women and children departments, critical care and emergency departments, and acute care departments.Job Summary

Under general supervision, the ambulatory care services (ACS) registered nurse (RN) float provides patient care and education in an outpatient setting to diverse patients, families, and community members throughout the lifespan. First to float to a different unit as the staffing needs change. The professional float nurse adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics 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."

Essential Functions:

  • Support interdisciplinary healthcare team through supervision, education, and training of other clinic team members including medical assistants, educators and care navigators. The ACS RN is key participant in the health care team providing problem solving, escalation of patient care issues, outreach to patients and families, and coordination of services and care activities within the clinic setting and the community (20%)
  • Implement evidence-based plan with patient and in coordination with healthcare team. Develop and modify patient care and treatment plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions. Provide safe and appropriate nursing care and patient education in an ambulatory clinic setting. Including but not limited to newborn visits, foot care, wound care, obstetric care, diabetes education, preoperative teaching. Safely administer medications and treatments as ordered, according to policy. (20%)
  • Nursing Assessment - Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the patient situation. Assess the needs of individuals, families and/or communities to identify potential health or safety problems. Communicates findings to patient and appropriate healthcare team members. Data maybe collected as the result of a face to face, video, or telephone encounter (15%)
  • Partners with patient and inter-professional healthcare team to review assessment and plan measurable goals and outcomes and strategies for achievement. Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. Advocates for patients and family in accordance with ANA code ethics and professional practice standards. (15%)
  • Documentation - Maintain accurate and detailed patient care records using appropriate documentation tools in electronic health record and as needed for projects and quality initiatives. (10%)
  • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations and treatments. Instruct individuals and families on health education and disease prevention and after care. (10%)
  • Nursing Diagnosis analyze assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis (5%)
  • Promote positive patient experience (5%)
    • Associate's Degree Copmpletion of Nursing program Required
      Work Experience:
      • 1-3 years Experience in a direct patient care setting Required
        • RN-Registered Nurse - DORA - Department of Regulatory Agencies Required
        • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required
          Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          • Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process / Performance ANA Standards addendum- signed and accrediting body standards.
          • Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who care/service is being provided.
          • Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided.
          • Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards
          • Ability to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
          • Skilled in maintaining effective working relationship with patients, employees, and the public.
          • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
          • Ability to interpret adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
          • Ability to communicate clearly.
          • Microsoft Office Suite required.
          • EPIC documentation preferred. ShiftWork TypeRegularSalary$30.53 - $45.87 / hrBenefits
            • 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
              • Respect
              • Belonging
              • Accountability
              • TransparencyAll 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:

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