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RN - Emergency Department

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Basalt
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

AVH requires the initial series of COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep. Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement, which can be viewed here.

Pay range for new hires: $40.91 - $65.44 /hr

Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

Job Overview:

Provides professional nursing care in accordance with known/accepted standards of practice and AVH policy. Utilizes the Nursing Process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Works in support of the medical staff treatment plan and makes recommendations for changes to medical treatment plan as appropriate. Educates patients and family around the plan of care and disease management. Actively supports the nursing philosophy by striving for excellence in patient care, professional development, interpersonal relations, time management, and continuous quality improvement.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Fully competent in the primary nurse role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly; implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved.
  • Maintain competency in the care of the trauma, neuro, OB/GYN, ENT, Pre-Op surgical, wound care, lacerations, orthopedic patient populations from basic nursing to critical care level for varying acuity seen in ER patient population.
  • Stabilize Behavioral Health patient and follow required guidelines and documentation of their care and restraints as per physician orders.
  • Maintain competency in care of infectious disease patients and all isolation and PPE requirements based on initial assessment and then laboratory diagnostic testing results.
  • Maintain competency in the care of the pediatric patient from basic nursing care to critical care level based on patient acuity in the ER.
  • Maintain competency in the care of the patient requiring telemetry monitoring.
  • Knowledgeable of all requirements for patient transfers out of facility and EMTALA compliance.
  • Maintain competency in splinting for all extremities.
  • Maintains competency for procedural sedation.
  • Clinical Skills: Demonstrates Emergency Nursing Skills in compliance with AVH policy, JCAHO, CMS, CAH Standards and National Patient Safety Goals. These skills include a professional introduction, timely triage, compassionate care, complete and accurate documentation, medication safety, appropriate and timely reassessment, a team approach to communicating patient's care and change of status, and timely communication with other departments and House Supervisor for admissions or continuum of care.
  • Technical Skills: Demonstrates competency and knowledge of equipment and basic to critical care level nursing procedures, including but not limited to arterial lines, reboa, blood mass transfusions, ACLS level resuscitation, chest tubes, multiple IV line management to stabilize hemodynamics of critical patient, stroke care, cardiac cardioversion commonly performed in the ED and Trauma Room. Maintains all required certifications.
  • Departmental Responsibilities: Actively participates in department meetings with attendance of 80% or better. Completes five chart audits per month. Monitors equipment status and identifies need for repairs. Stocking and supply assessment as part of daily shifts. Reads and responds appropriately to departmental emails and postings. Maintains awareness of AVATAR patient satisfaction improvement initiatives.
  • Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. Areas of focus should include but are not limited to: orthopedic trauma management including splinting, wound care, procedural sedation, trauma patient management, high altitude related illness, head injury assessment and management, pain management, stroke assessment and management, chest pain and cardiac arrest management. Participates in Annual ER Winter Workshop and AVH Skills Fair.
    Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

    • Licensed RN
    • 1-2 years of Emergency Nursing Experience preferred
      Education/License/Certification Requirements:

      --- ADN required / BSN preferred
      --- Required:
      • BLS Certification
      • ACLS Certification
      • PALS Certification or ENPC required on hire
      • TNCC within two years of hire
      • ENPC or PALS encouraged (whichever does not have upon hire)
        --- CEN encouraged

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Snowmass , RN - Emergency Department, Healthcare , Basalt, Colorado

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