Registered Nurse Wound Care PRN in Lafayette, Colorado, United States at SCL Health - Front Range Inc (2024)

Job Description:

The Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care of patients. The staff RN utilizes the nursing process by use of technology, therapeutic intervention, evidence-based practice and coordination of care with other health team members.

Scope

  • Provides direct patient care and education to those with altered/impaired skin inegrity,ostomies and incontinence congruent with defined standards of practice. Evaluates patent care with emphasis on quality improvement.
  • Provides in-service education, staff development instruction and educational opportunities to medical and nursing staff and nursing students. Initiates and applies new clinical modalities based upon expert knowledge, technical competency, new research and literature. Provides input through product evaluation regarding the responsible use of present resources as well as purchasing cost-effective supplies and equipment relating to wounds, ostomies and incontinence.
  • Partners with medical staff, interdepartmental staff and community resources to provide comprehensive inpatient care. Assists with referrals of clients along the care continuum.
  • Assists with the development and coordination of job specific nursing competency validation.
  • Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures. Consults in area of specialty within the care site and with community partners.
  • Demonstrates and promotes the use of the quality improvement process for the assigned patient population.
  • Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • May be required to float to other departments (within scope of competency and qualifications) based on business need.
  • May be required to be placed on-call during a regularly scheduled shift.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Required:

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.

Certification

Required:

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.)

Preferred

Masters degree in Nursing is preferred Graduate of accredited Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse Education Program is preferred

Previous Clinical Nurse Specialist experience preferred Experience in adult education 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:

07/12/2024

Location:

Good Samaritan Hospital

Work City:

Lafayette

Work State:

Colorado

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

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

$37.17 - $56.06

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 todiversity, 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.

Registered Nurse Wound Care PRN in Lafayette, Colorado, United States at SCL Health - Front Range Inc (2024)
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