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RN - Medical-Surgical - Pulmonary Unit

Company: UCHealth
Location: Littleton
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSummary: Provides direct patient care using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization. Medical-Surgical - Pulmonary Unit - A Med/Surg RN would be a great fit for this role. UCHealth's Pulmonology and Lung Surgery program is ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for treating respiratory disorders. Our Pulmonary Hypertension Program is also recognized as a Comprehensive Care Center for Pulmonary Hypertension, which is one of the largest, leading centers in the world. Our inpatient pulmonary unit, which serves these patients is a 36-bed Med-Surg unit providing care for a range of patients, nationally referred with complicated pulmonary diseases to admissions from the Emergency Department. Our primary service line of patients include: · Pulmonary Hypertension (subcutaneous and intravenous prostacyclin therapy) · Thoracic Surgery (such as esophagectomy, lobectomy, pneumonectomy, pectus excavatum, other chest wall surgeries, etc.) · Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery (head & neck cancers that require surgical intervention, such as laryngectomies, tracheostomies and free flaps/graft sites) · Oral Maxillofacial Surgery · Hospital Medicine (admits from ED & ICU with varying diagnosis and treatment needs) While we do have some specialized services, we see a variety of patients with multiple diagnosis and treatment needs. We are also the Burn Center sister unit so we receive burn overflow patients, with an influx during winter months due to patients admitted for frostbite. Our unit is high functioning, team-oriented and fast paced, with incredible on the job training to ensure highly skillful and competent clinical staff. Work Schedule: Full Time Nights Responsibilities: Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs. Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances. Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires. 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. Requirements: * Credentials: Essential: * Basic Life Support * Registered Nurse * Other information: Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years experience. Preferred: PBachelor's degree in Nursing. Required Licensure/Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider and any relevant life support certification as determined at position level. Minimum Experience: 6 months nursing experience. * 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 to find out about our exciting New Grad opportunities! At UCHealth, we do things differently We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion. Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here. Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today! UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportun

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