Registered Nurse (RN) - Adolescent Behavioral Health - Nights
Location: Denver, Colorado
Internal Number: R2381
We are recruiting for a Registered Nurse (RN) - Adolescent Behavioral Health - Nights to join our team!
We are here for life's journey. Where is your life journey taking you?
Being the heartbeat of Denver means our heart reflects something bigger than ourselves, something that connects us all:
Humanity in action, Triumph in hardship, Transformation in health.
4 Pav M Adolescent PsychAdolescent Inpatient Psychiatry provides care for adolescents ages 12-21 admitted to the hospital for evaluation, assessment, and treatment of psychiatric issues. Adolescents are admitted out of concern for safety and to prevent any worsening of their condition. The program is designed to encourage progress in a therapeutic, educational, nurturing, and structured environment. The adolescent unit uses a multidisciplinary approach to include registered nurses and behavioral health technicians to monitor the patient's entire stay, 24/7. The treatment team of clinicians includes psychiatrists, clinical social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapy. The adolescent unit features an in-facility school through the Colorado Department of Education. The adolescent unit comprises of 21 beds. Staffing ratios include a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:5 and behavioral health technician ratio of 1:8. These ratios create safe, dignified, individualized patient care.
Under general supervision, adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics to provide care to all healthcare consumers. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based practices and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas in daily practice. "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder / Director, Watson Caring Science Institute."
Assess the needs of individuals, families and/or communities to identify potential health or safety problems (15%)
Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records (10%)
Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patient's condition and vital signs (10%)
Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions (10%)
Develop and modify patient care plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions (10%)
Prepare patients for, and assist with examinations and treatments (10%)
Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care (5%)
Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity (5%)
Direct and supervise less skilled nursing/health care personnel (5%)
Instruct individuals and families on health education and disease prevention and after care (5%)
Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent or disabled patients (5%)
Medication administration, documentation and reassessment (5%)
Promote positive patient experience (5%)
Associate's Degree Required
less than 1 year
One year experience in a direct patient care setting preferred
BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required and
RN-Registered Nurse - DORA - Department of Regulatory Agencies Required and
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process / Performance [ANA Standards addendum- signed] and accrediting body standards.
Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who care/service is being provided.
Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided.
Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards
Ability to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
Skilled in maintaining effective working relationship with patients, employees, and the public.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ability to interpret adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
Ability to communicate clearly.
Microsoft Office Suite required.
EPIC documentation preferred.
Nights (United States of America)
$34.00 - $55.53 / hr
Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
Immediate retirement plan matching
Professional clinical advancement program
Participation in evidence-based projects
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation's leaders in medicine.Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer At Denver Health we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity. Equal opportunity is a fundamental principle of Denver Health. As an equal opportunity employer, Denver Health is committed to recruit, hire, promote and administer all human resource actions in a non-discriminatory manner. Denver Health is committed to providing equal opportunities in all business practices and to all persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, pregnancy, disab...ility, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or veteran status (collectively “protected status”). Denver Health strives to maintain a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination and will not tolerate any such conduct by employees or directed at employees within the scope of their employment. Read the full Human Resources Employee Principles and Practices policy.