Centura Health RN/Registered Nurse - Labor & Delivery in Longmont, Colorado
What if you could spend more time with your patients, pursue education and growth and count on the support of a family of talented heathcare professionals? What if you could find it all in one of America's most beautiful locations? You can! Everything you're looking for is waiting at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado.
Here you'll find that Planetree is a part of our culture and significantly influences our model of care. Our delivery of patient-centered care strives to educate and empower patients and families while humanizing and demystifying the health care experience. It's a philosophy that influences everything we do, from making architectural design decisions to providing ‘out of the box’ amenities and individual attention to patients and families.
If you're ready to put patients first and take your career to a higher level, you'll experience excellent benefits, stability and camaraderie in a supportive and stable environment.
_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 129594_
_Recruiter Contact:_ MadelynHuggins@centura.org
_Clinic/Department:_* 6052 LUH OB POST PARTUM *
_Hospital:_* LONGMONT UNITED HOSPITAL *
_Schedule:_ Full Time
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_
Associate degree - Nursing
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required for new graduates, preferred for experienced RN's.
_Minimum Experience Requirements_
- One year experience preferred Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty
Current state nursing licenses or RN license from a participating state in the National Licensure Compact required
BLS - American Heart Association required
NRP - Required within 6 months for RNs
AWHONN Fetal Monitoring Intro: Completion of module required within 90 days of hire.
AWHONN Fetal Monitoring Intermediate: Course completion within 12 months of hire.
_Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )_
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 IV’s, incision/ wound care, medication administration, catheterization and specimen collections. *
Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient. *
Provide patient/family education through assessment of patient/family learning readiness, needs, and ability. Provide teaching and evaluate effectiveness of teaching. *
Recognize the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient’s preferences, values, and needs. *
Provide relationship-based care in which the nurse strives to understand what is most important to the individual and actively engage them in all aspects of care. This care will be delivered with respect for cultural differences and the diversity of human experience. *
Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and hospital 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, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.*
Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.*
Precepts/mentors new staff or nursing students as needed.*
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 hospital and unit based meetings.*
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. *
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. *
- Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs 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.