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Nursing Apprentice II (NA2)- Acute Care- Medical/Telemetry

Location: Denver
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

We are recruiting for a Nursing Apprentice II (NA2)- Acute Care- Medical/Telemetry to join our team!
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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.Department8A Medical/SurgicalMedical/Surgical (8A) is a 36-bed medical/surgical unit The team on 8A provides respectful, patient-centered care to the diverse and often underserved patients who receive care at Denver Health. This unit offers amazing learning opportunities and facilitates the development of critical thinking as care is provided for varied medicine, surgery, and specialty patients. The 8A nursing team excels in mentoring new graduate RNs and in orienting new staff to the unit. The nurse-to-patient ratiowith a 1:4 - 1:6 ratio and CNAs work with a ratio of 1:12.Job Summary
Under the supervision of an RN, performs basic patient care activities. The Nursing Apprentice II role provides an opportunity for students that have graduated from a nursing program to enhance clinical skills in a hospital environment when applying for licensure/registration to the Nursing Regulatory Body to take the NCLEX Examination. The Nursing Apprentice II adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics (2015) to provide care to all patients. 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:

  • Performs basic patient care activities as delegated and supervised by an RN, including but not limited to, monitoring vital (25%)
  • Signs, taking blood glucose measurements, and recording intake and output. (10%)
  • Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living, including but not limited to, bathing, grooming and eating. (10%)
  • Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to nursing staff. (10%)
  • Assists with keeping unit(s) and patient rooms stocked, clean, and orderly. (10%)
  • Develop specific clinical nurse skills through observation of experts and supervised, hands-on experience. (10%)
  • Documentation that complies with clinical guidelines. (10%)
  • Partners with interprofessional team on healthcare consumer throughput by proactively solving problems related to capacity and healthcare consumer flow. (10%)
  • Collaborates with interprofessional teams to incorporate Lean principles for quality improvement initiatives. (5%)
    • High School Diploma or GED Must be within 6 months of passing the NCLEX exam Required
      Work Experience:
      • less than 1 year related experience Required
        • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required and
          Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
          • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
          • Ability to ensure confidentiality of patient information by creating and maintaining a secure and trusting environment by not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary in the performance of the job responsibilities or to improve a patient's care.
          • Ability to ensure 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.
          • Ability to complete and maintain clinical competency standards
          • EHR Documentation preferred.ShiftWork TypeRegularSalary$26.20 - $26.20 / 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 employerOur 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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