Gunnison Valley Health is the sole community-owned health system for Gunnison County and surrounding areas. We are a fully integrated health system providing services for all stages of life; from a newly renovated Family Birth Center, to a 52,000 square foot, state of the art Senior Care Center and everything in between. We are a leading health source for our community, offering wellness programs, medical education and illness prevention. We are looking for someone who is comfortable managing all aspects of professional nursing and patient care services, as well as leading and mentoring a highly motivated nursing staff!
Here at Gunnison Valley Health, your good work will be rewarded. In addition to a competitive salary, a generous and affordable medical/dental/vision plan, and a matching 401(a) there are other great perks including:
The chance to work with community stakeholders who have a genuine interest in the Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center
Work/Life balance in an outdoor enthusiast’s mecca
No traffic, and a scenic commute to the office
Over 300 days of sunshine/year
Opportunity for growth within your role
As the Director of Nursing at Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center, you will be responsible for directing the overall operations of the Nursing Department in accordance with Federal, State, and local standards. Overseeing a multi-talented team comprised of C.N.A.s, LPN’s and RN’s, you’ll utilize your unique skills and ideas by:
Planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating and directing the Nursing Department as well as its activities and programs.
Developing methods of coordination of nursing services with other resident series to ensure continuity of the residents’ total regimen of care.
Seeking out new methods and principals and willingness to incorporate them into existing department practices.
Reviewing nurse notes to ensure that they are informative and descriptive of the nursing care being provided and that they reflect the residents’ response to the care.
Developing and participating in the planning, coordinating and scheduling of in-service training programs.
To be seriously considered for this position, you’ll need to have:
Education – Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing required.
Experience – Minimum 5 years’ experience in management and supervisory roles within the field of long term care nursing.
Licenses/Certifications: Must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse.
Ability to maintain effective working relationship with employees, physicians, administration and other department managers.
Exemplify high standards of service excellence skills in behavior towards residents, families, visitors, employees and other department managers.
The flexibility to adjust tasks while meeting customer needs.
Knowledge of nursing practices and procedures, as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing functions.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 002
About Gunnison Valley Health
Mission: The mission of Gunnison Valley Health is to effectively organize and provide quality healthcare services that improve the health of our community. Values:The values of Gunnison Valley Health are: I CAREIntegrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, ExcellenceHEALTH SYSTEM DESCRIPTIONGunnison Valley Health is a county-owned, integrated health system serving the 16,000 residents of Gunnison County, Colorado. The health system is governed by a volunteer board of seven trustees who are appointed for five year terms by the Gunnison County Commissioners. The 300-plus member staff works with 50 local and visiting specialists and local providers to provide primary, specialty and emergency care in hospital and outpatient settings. The system includes a sole community hospital, Medical Services, Hospice & Palliative Care, Nursing Home care, Assisted Living and a philanthropic foundation. Gunnison Valley Health has received numerous national and regional performance awards, including the VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, Avatar awards for Overall Patient Satisfaction, Colorado’s Top 5% ranked Nursing Home, Colorado EMS of the Year awards, and ranking in America’s Top 10...0 Critical Access Hospitals.Gunnison Valley Hospital is a 24-bed, short term, acute care hospital and Level IV Trauma Center. Local physicians staff the ER 24-hours a day, seven days a week. General surgery, orthopaedic and OB/GYN consultants are available on an on-call basis. Tri-State CareFlight offers flight for life helicopter service to Gunnison Valley Hospital.The Gunnison Valley Health Senior Care Center has 59 licensed beds and is the only long-term residential care facility in Gunnison County. The scope of business can be separated into three general areas: skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care (or the “Special Care Unit”), and Home Medical Services. Rehabilitation services are also offered at the Senior Care Center which include both occupational and physical therapy. GVH Assisted Living accommodates 15 residential suites to serve individuals age 55 and older with a keen recognition of each individual's privacy.