The Emergency Department at St. Anthony North Health Campus (144th) has 25 beds with approximately 80 patients per day, though it can range from 70-105 patients. We are a Level III trauma emergency department where our nurses currently hold and can obtain the following certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS and/or ENPC, TNCC, NRP and NIHHS. We are a stroke and STEMI certified ED. We see neonatal through geriatric populations and take care of anything and everything. We see many high acuity patients, with about a 25% admission rate. Many patients are treated for sepsis, chest pain, shortness of breath, falls and abdominal pain. We also occasionally see patients that are less acute and are more urgent care-related, however this is not common. The ED does not get overflow; however, it does have to occasionally hold admitted patients until a bed becomes available. Our mission is to provide excellent care to our community. We want our patients and their family members to know that when they enter our ED, they will be treated with respect, dignity and receive excellent care by our talented nurses, critical care techs and providers.
Flourishing Begins Here
The ED is known for having great teamwork. Currently we dont have room assignments we work in pods and do team nursing. This means you work closely with your fellow coworkers in your pod and pick up patients as they come in. Shared governance is active in the ED and the team works together on processes and initiatives that increase associate satisfaction. We strive for a 4:1 ratio. However, given the nature of the unpredictability of the ED, this ratio can change. If a critical patient comes in, some nurses will have to absorb their coworkers patients, potentially putting them at a higher ratio. We have close relationships with our providers, as they are in our department 24/7. We have set schedules, so you have a set pattern (though you can always ask fellow coworkers to swap shifts). We are on a block holiday pattern, A, B or C. Therefore, you know what set holidays you are working for the next three years.
To be part of our team, we look for someone who is open minded and has a great attitude.We look for individuals who know that they will likely have a 12-hour shift in which theyrerunning from the time they clock in to the time they clock out and those who love workingas part of a team. In the ED, we rely so heavily on teamwork and great communication, it isimperative to our success. The ED is a very high-stress, high-emotion setting. We can havea traumatic death and then immediately tend to other patients who are unhappy or in pain this is very challenging. Its important that someone who joins our team can openlycommunicate with their fellow team members and understands that our department is arevolving door of patients. When patients come in, it can be the worst day of their life (ortheir family members life). Its important that we have compassion for all those that trust usto take care of them.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating, and collaborating with both the healthcare team,and the patient/family to identify and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. Promotes theoptimal health, well-being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient carestandards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care,organizational mission, and core values.
What You Bring/Job Requirements
**$15k bonus for new employees that are experienced ED RN's**
In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:
RN License required;Current state nursing licenses or RN license from a participating state in the National Licensure Compact,
Colorado Only: RNs working in Colorado under a multi-state license must obtain their CO RN license within 30 days of establishing residency, i.e., drivers license, register to vote, etc. Compact to Compact.Upon issuance of a new multistate license,the former license is inactivated. For more information visit Colorado Board of Nursing - Compact Licensure
Nursing Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing required;Bachelors Degree in Nursing preferred
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required for new graduates, preferred for experienced RN's
BLS from the American Heart Association required
ACLS from the American Heart Association required
PALS or ENPC required
NRP required upon hire or within 6 months
One year experience RN ED required
Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to the Emergency Room
Physical Requirements -Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)
Weekend requirement-every third weekend; holidays are on a rotating schedule; 1 summer holiday and 2 winter holidays.
Your Connected Community
Located in Westminster, Colorado, the St. Anthony North Health Campus offers inpatient and outpatient care with an emphasis on preventive health, wellness and health education for the flourishing communities of the Denver Metro North area. As the centerpiece of Centura Healths health neighborhood approachwere proud to offerintegrated primary and specialty physician clinics, a Level III trauma center, a womens center with labor/delivery suites, 100-inpatient beds and an outpatient diagnostic center with lab and imaging services.
Find your ideal career at Centura Health! With 16 hospitals, physician clinics, hospice services, home care and senior living communities, Centura Health's vast network of care spans Colorado and Western Kansas so you can experience a balanced lifestyle and enjoy a fulfilling career anywhere you want to work, live and play in Colorado. From the fast pace of a Denver-area Level 1 Trauma Center to a smaller rural or mountain hospital – we proudly offer a more diverse range of work settings and locations than any other health care employer in the state. Centura is an equal opportunity employer.