Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People’s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and be a positive contribution to the community.
This position holder is responsible for behaviors and functions identified in essential duties, assumes ongoing competency, and participates in quality improvement. Care is provided to all ages with problems ranging from simple, non-urgent to complex, life-threatening conditions. All documentation, tracking and aftercare is electronic and computer-based.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education or Formal Training Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)
Colorado Nursing License in good standing
Certifications required before end of conditional period; suspension if certification lapses:
BLS certification - Employees hired prior to 3/6/15 must have current BLS by 12/31/15.
PALS or ENPC certification
TNCC certification within 6 months of hire, or upon the expiration of the current certification.
NIHSS certification required by 12/31/17and within 6months of hire.
NRP -- Neonatal Resuscitation Program desirable
CEN – Certification for Emergency Nursing – desirable
Experience One-year RN clinical experience in ED, Critical Care or Telemetry preferred.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
Physical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, etc.
Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ED nurses shall triage and initiate accurate and ongoing assessments of physical and psychosocial problems of patients of all ages from 0 through the lifespan, as evidenced in documentation and adherence to department standards. Identifies environmental and psychosocial factors affecting discharge needs and refers appropriately.
Knowledgeable of EMTALA issues that impact ED care and management.
Recognitive of communicable disease and potential for bioterrorism threats.
Based on assessment, sound knowledge and critical thinking, ED nurses shall initiate nursing interventions and diagnostic tests according to standard, and function independently to assure high quality, timely and comprehensive care is offered.
ED nurses will evaluate patient response to treatment plans, collaborate with physicians, and modify care according to patient responses. Documentation will reflect this.
The nurse shall assist the patient and significant other to have the information they need on discharge to care for themselves or their loved one.
About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado
Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.
Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.
EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace
Internal Number: 23431
About Boulder Community Health
The culture at Boulder Community Health (BCH) fosters a family-like atmosphere. We strive to maintain an environment with high employee satisfaction where employees feel respected and supported and teamwork is prized. The Jackson Organization, a Maryland-based national research firm, named BCH to its "honor roll" of hospitals that have overall outstanding patient satisfaction scores. This achievement is a tribute to our employees' efforts to provide the best possible care.