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Registered Nurse Shift Coordinator Chemical Dependence - Med Surg

Company: Lutheran Medical Center
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse Shift Coordinator Chemical DependenceJob Description:

Working with department manager, the RN - Coordinator I provides leadership and clinical expertise on their respective shift and department. They are accountable for coordination of unit resources to ensure that staffing to census and acuity is appropriate both clinically and financially. They function as clinical support for staff and are a role model of competency and professionalism.

Posting Specifics

* Benefits Eligible: Yes
* Shift Details: Full time - Night shift
* Unit/Location: Chemical Dependency Behavioral Health, West Pines, Denver, Colorado
* Additional Details: Shift differentials given for evenings, nights and weekends


Intermountain Healthcare offers a generous benefits package that contributes to the overall health and compensation of each caregiver.

* Various insurance options through Select Health, Intermountain's insurance company
* Onsite fitness centers and discounts to local gyms
* LiVe Well caregiver incentive program - up to $300 per year
* Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - including free counseling for caregivers and their immediate family
* Over 302,000 discount offers across 10,000 cities on everything from movie tickets, pizza and the zoo to car rentals and hotels
* Paid Time Off including but not limited to Parental Leave, Long and Short-Term Disability
* 401(k) with up to 6% employer contribution
* Up to $1,500 referral bonus
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Tuition Assistance through Peak - up to $5,200 per year paid to your school as you go

To learn about additional Intermountain benefits Click here


1.Supervises and/or provides direct patient care. Assist and support staff in respondingto and problem solving situations related to patient/ family complaints, Physician concerns, risk management, associate safety, and Hospital safety.

2. Respond to patient emergencies as needed. Responds as the charge or lead person for disasters.

3. Collaborates with the staffing office and adjust numbers of staff for census changes during the shift.

4. Communicates with the oncoming Charge Nurse about census, staffing, pending admissions and discharges, any problems she/ he needs to be aware of, and any patient information that will be helpful in making assignments.

5. Supports unit management team in managing department productivity/staffing and timekeeping, and coordinating unit activities.

6. Perform evaluations, coaching and disciplinary actions as needed.

7. Participates in hospital committees as unit representative as needed.

8. Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.

10. May be required to float to other departments (within scope of competency and qualifications) based on business need.

11. May be required to be placed on-call during a regularly scheduled shift.

Minimum Qualifications



Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing is required.

A Registered Nurse with an ASN/ADN degree must complete a BSN degree within four (4) years from the Registered Nurse's date of hire unless the Registered Nurse has a minimum of fifteen (15) years of proven continuous Registered Nurse experience in an acute care setting. Failure to obtain a BSN degree within that time frame may result in suspension or termination of employment. Any Registered Nurse who takes legally protected leave during the Four (4) year completion period may have the period extended by a comparable amount of time.

Registered Nurses employed by St Vincent, Good Samaritan, St. Joseph, or Lutheran Medical Centers as of September 1, 2014 with only an ASN/ADN will be exempt from this requirement. Registered Nurses employed by Holy Rosary, Platte Valley, St. Mary's, Home Health, and TSFP as of December 31, 2017 with only an ASN/ADN will be exempt from this requirement.



Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of practice is required.

Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP) certification upon hire or obtained within 60 days of hire with prior approval. (ACLS/NRP/PALS as appropriate for unit or service.)


Bachelor's degree of Nursing is preferred

Certification as appropriate for unit or service is preferred

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements list must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Regular attendance to perform work on site during regularly scheduled business hours or scheduled shifts is required.

2. Ability to work nights and/or weekends is required for identified positions.

Physical Requirements:

Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.- and -Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.- and -Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.- and -Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.- and -Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).- and -May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

Anticipated job posting close date:


West Pines

Work City:

Wheat Ridge

Work State:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$36.21 - $64.33

We care about your well-being - mind, body, and spirit - which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers, and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Lutheran Medical Center, Denver , Registered Nurse Shift Coordinator Chemical Dependence - Med Surg, Healthcare , Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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