Advanced Care Partner - Neuroscience
Posted on: October 14, 2021
Under the supervision of an RN, performs basic patient care
Unit Description: Neurosciences (Neuro)
The Neuroscience Unit is a 36-bed unit specializing in the complex
care of both neurosurgical and neurological patients. We have four
major service lines: General Neurology, Neurology Epilepsy,
Neurology Stroke and Neurosurgery. UCHealth is a Comprehensive
Stroke Center, so our unit provides care for highly complex stroke
cases from around the region. We have the experience and expertise
to care for patients with large ischemic strokes, intracerebral
hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhages. All of our nurses are NIH
Certified to care for this specific patient population. Our
neurosurgical population consists of patients with a variety of
brain and spine tumors, aneurysms, DBS placement for Parkinson's
patients and a wide array of spinal surgeries. We are a Level 4
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) accredited by the National
Association of Epilepsy Centers. Our patients are admitted to our
EMU to provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to
patients with uncontrolled seizures. Our nurses receive special
training in order to safely care for the epileptic patients. As an
academic medical center, we embrace a multidisciplinary,
collaborative commitment to excellence in patient care and advanced
professional practice through:
- Achievement of specialty certification: Certified Neuroscience
Registered Nurse (CNRN) and Stroke Certified Registered Nurse
- Our shared governance structure with unit-based committees
offers opportunities to share talents and professional growth.
- Our UEXCEL program provides opportunities for clinical
advancement that permits registered nurse career progression, while
encouraging the nurse to remain in a clinical position delivering
direct patient care.
Come and explore limitless opportunities within this specialized
Neurosciences Unit and acquire valuable knowledge and skills. The
typical nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:4 (days) and 1:5 (nights).
Work Schedule: PRN Rotating
- Performs basic patient care activities as delegated and
supervised by an RN, including but not limited to, monitoring vital
signs, taking blood glucose measurements, and recording intake and
- Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities
of daily living, including but not limited to, bathing, grooming
- Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental and
emotional conditions to nursing staff.
- Assists with keeping unit(s) and patient rooms stocked, clean,
- 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 action.
- Minimum Required Education: Enrolled in an accredited Nursing
program and in good standing. Must have successfully completed
Med/Surg 1 at time of application with the ability to provide
transcript with grade.
- Required Licensure/Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS)
Healthcare Provider. Relevant certification as determined at
- Minimum Experience: None required.
- 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.)
Are you a RN New Grad? Visit
https://www.uchealth.org/professionals/residencies/ to find out
about our exciting New Grad opportunities!
The pay range for this position is: $15.30 - $20.86 / hour.
Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon
organizational and individual performance.
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive
total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this
package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement
plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance
with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing
education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits
such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees
and their family members have full access to our Employee
Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits
and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In
addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending
upon their need.
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every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the
extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest
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ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is
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