Charge Nurse-Behavioral Health
Posted on: September 20, 2023
UCHealth is committed to expanding access to much needed behavioral
health services. As a part of this commitment, a new 40 bed
inpatient behavioral health program will be opening at the
University of Colorado Hospital in 2023. This program will include
two 20 bed adult units serving mood and thought disorders and a
refractory depression program including ECT. We are looking for
behavioral health nurses who would like to join us in providing
trauma informed and evidence based care in a healing state of the
art care environment. As a behavioral health nurse at UCHealth you
will be a part of an interdisciplinary treatment team providing
innovative patient-centered care to those experiencing mental
health crisis. Whether an experienced behavioral health nurse or
just starting in the field, UCHealth provides an exciting
opportunity to be a part of a new program to establish and work in
a collaborative and supportive working environment. This position
will provide patient care in the new inpatient behavioral health
unit at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Provides nursing leadership for a specific shift and unit/area.
Work Schedule: Part Time Nights
Supervises and mentors staff during assigned shift. Determines
staffing level and assignments based on staff availability, staff
abilities, census, and patient acuity.
Provides direct patient care as needed. Floats between staff to
assist with problem-solving. May take patient assignments to meet
Evaluates the effectiveness of patient care, including formal
evaluation, and identifies any issues that affect desired patient
outcomes. Responds to complaints about patient care and related
services, and manages through established channels.
Performs role-specific duties as assigned, including entering
orders, performing admissions or discharges, and coordinating
transfers. Ensures staff has necessary equipment and supplies to
provide safe, quality patient care.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive
judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be
able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate
- Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited or state
board of nursing approved Registered/Professional Nursing program
if less than 3 years experience.
- Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
- Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a
Registered Nurse (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare
Provider. Relevant certification as determined at position
- Minimum Experience: 1 year of nursing experience. Per UEXCEL
Bylaws, must promote to Charge Nurse III within 3 years of
promotion to Charge Nurse.
- BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red
Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before
start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of
hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either
the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for
the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional
Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be
through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
The pay range for this position is: $36.47 - $56.52 / hour. Pay is
dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee's
contributions to our success in quality, patient experience,
organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth.
The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in
October following completion of five years' employment.
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive
total rewards package:
- Full medical, dental and vision coverage
- Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b)
- Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in
- Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional
buy-up coverage options
- Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
- Wellness benefits
- 5 year incentive bonus
- Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft
protection and pet insurance
- Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to
be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by
UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also
qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of
tuition reimbursement each calendar year
UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service
Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!
UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the
PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness
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