Centura Health RN/Registered Nurse Field - Home Health in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 129367_

_Recruiter Contact:_ MatthewDevine@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 4255 PENHH CLINICAL-NURSING*

_Hospital:_* PENROSE HOME HEALTH*

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary_

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 the optimal health, well-being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing for new graduates, preferred for experienced RN's.

  • Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) Preferred

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • One year experience preferred.

  • Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty.

_License/Certifications_

  • Current Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) license/ Current RN license from a participating state in National Licensure Compact

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association required

  • Current Colorado Driver's License for field staff

  • Additional certifications may be required

_Position Duties (Essential Functions)_

Patient & Family Centered Care

  • Assess patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data.

  • Evaluates patient’s response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome.

  • Develop and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to IVs, incision/wound care, medication administration, catheterization and specimen collections.

  • Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient.

Informatics/Technology

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.

  • Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.

  • Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner.

  • Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

Leadership/Nursing Professionalism

  • Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and entity policy.

  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.

  • Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional nursing process.

  • Manages resources and patient flow through matching nursing competencies with individualized patient’s and unit needs.

  • Uses standards of care, entity policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.

Quality Outcomes/Quality Improvement/Research/EBP

  • Verbalizes an understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data.

  • Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care.

  • Participate in unit-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities.

  • Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.

Professional Development

  • Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education.

  • Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance.

  • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and life long learning.

  • Evaluates one’s own integrity and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.

  • Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation at entity and unit based meetings.

_Physical Requirements_

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly.

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.