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Registered Nurse (RN) - Pool
Some call it a career. For us it's a calling.As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. We breathe science so our patients can breathe life. If you believe in working for an organization where Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team! General SummaryTo deliver general nursing care utilizing a systematic approach to nursing practice incorporating: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation; thus providing continuing health care to individuals, families, and communities. Assists others in developing their skills, knowledge, and abilities.Essential ResponsibilitiesAssesses patient care requirements, incorporating interdisciplinary needs along with the patient's emotional and physical state.Maintains safe, direct patient care which addresses the patient's current clinical and emotional status.Evaluates and documents the patient's response to nursing interventions, reflecting changes made to the plan of care.Actively participates in the discharge planning process.Performs competencies (including age-specific competency) as identified through the departmental competency program.Implements care and services that recognize age-specific needs and issues for customers served.Formulates and documents an individual teaching plan for each patient, based upon assessment of patient's, family's, and significant other's teaching needs.Demonstrates effective informal patient teaching skills, using one-on-one interventions and written National Jewish supportive material.Presents in unit based or departmental educational offerings yearly.Participates in team-based Quality Improvement program and utilizes results to improve patient care.Supports research projects that will contribute to patient-care standards, staff development and the mission of the Institution.Demonstrates professional demeanor and positive interpersonal relations in dealing with patients, families, significant others, and other members of the multidisciplinary team.Demonstrates the ability to manage a typical patient assessment by: setting appropriate priorities, organizing activities, utilizing available resources, and exhibiting flexibility in accepting assignments.Actively participates in unit-based activities and meetings. EducationBachelor degree in Nursing or Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing required. Certification and LicensureCurrent Colorado RN license required. CPR/BLS required.Work ExperienceA minimum of two (2) years of recent and related RN experience is required. Different patient care units may require additional experience.AvailabilityAvailable to work a minimum of five (5) shifts per month.