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.
This Position Offers:
Highly competitive pay, 32 -40 hours per week, comprehensive
benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within
your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive &
supportive team, four of North America's top ski resorts at your
doorstep, and much more.
The Pain Clinic Registered Nurse provides clinical care and
assists with procedures and administrative duties under the
direction of the physician providers. The Pain Clinic RN also
serves as the primary RN for the Endocrinology, Rheumatology and
telehealth clinics. Responsibilities include patient care and
Primary Scope of Responsibilities:
Review scheduled patients in advance of all clinic days (Pain,
Endocrinology and Rheumatology). Assist with administrative duties,
as needed, including chart preparation of medical records, acquire
patient diagnostic results or referring provider clinical notes
prior to the clinic visit date and attach to the patient chart.
Room clinic visit patients, verify identity with name and date of
birth, obtain vital signs, medical history, and current
medications. Verify chief complaint and/or reason for visit. Advise
provider of any concerning or unusual findings during assessment,
complete appropriate documentation. Set up room and equipment for
procedures. Assist provider with procedures; prep the patient,
complete AVH time-out process, administer ordered medications,
observe patient for response to treatment and medications, assure
patient is stable for discharge post procedure, provide verbal and
hard copy discharge instructions, complete appropriate
documentation. Assure accuracy of medication inventory at end of
day. Complete AVH Procedural Sedation check off and Rhizotomy
Procedure check off. Able to perform point of care testing as
needed. Provide thorough patient education, for the patient and
family, recognizing the readiness to learn, preferred learning
style, and self-care capabilities. Evaluate the effectiveness of
patient learning. Utilize interpreter as needed. Serve in an
advocacy role; encourage active involvement of patient and family
in their care. Make value-added resource decisions for patient care
with respect to supplies, equipment, and acuity of care. Assist
patient and registrar staff with scheduling follow up visits and
any diagnostic tests. Communicate and collaborate with all members
of the hospital team in order to address patient care, resolve
problems, and improve the delivery of multidisciplinary care on a
daily basis. Triage phone calls, return voice messages in a timely
manner. Address patient walk-ins and other patient related issues
as they arise. Complete accurate charging of any procedures and the
clinic visit prior to end of day. Prioritize clinic and patient
needs. Take appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner.
Assure patient questions and concerns are addressed during the
clinic visit or with a follow up phone call. Assure each patient
understands the plan of care. Manage insurance company prior
authorizations. Refer to provider for peer to peer when applicable.
Facilitate patient flow and work flow in the clinic. Update the
patient, family, and staff, as appropriate, of any delays or
changes in the scheduling. Adhere reliably to all accepted patient
safety standards. Assist in maintaining a clean, safe, organized
environment of care. Participate in Quality Improvement projects as
needed/requested. Participate and contribute to unit meetings and
activities. Assist with ordering and restocking of supplies. Assure
adequate supplies are available for clinical care and procedures.
Assist with various department duties: checking expiration dates of
supplies and medications, checking sealed instrument packets for
integrity and expiration dates, dispose per policy and reorder.
Medication Management: Follow through on patient requests for
medication refills/renewals - obtain orders as needed and refill
prescriptions according to department policy. Provide sample
medications, if carried in these specialties, as directed by the
providers. Maintain medication sample in/out logs as applicable.
Inspect medication sample storage area and dispose of expired
medications as appropriate. Communicate with pharmaceutical
representatives for samples as needed. Follow recommended cleaning
guidelines for exam rooms and instrumentation. Utilize safe
handling of equipment pre and post procedures. Follow established
policies for handling and cleaning of contaminated instruments.
Transport instruments, per AVH policy, to the Sterile Processing
Department, in a timely manner, to assure equipment is readily
available in the clinic for additional procedures. Adhere to
current AVH and departmental Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
policies and procedures. Maintain flexibility for reassignment to a
variety of Outpatient Clinics as assigned by Director and Clinical
Supervisor, as needed. Fill in as the clinic registrar, as needed.
Function as a Registered Nurse and team member of the Pain,
Endocrinology, Rheumatology, and Telehealth Clinics. Other duties
as assigned by providers, Clinical Supervisor, or Director of
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
Current Colorado nursing license (or compact) required Strong
interpersonal skills required 1 year of nursing experience required
2 years of Pain Clinic, ER/Critical Care experience preferred
Required certifications through American Heart Association: BLS
Benefits & Compensation:
Our hire-in rates of pay are based on years of relevant
experience. Listed below are our hire-in rates for the position,
which includes: minimum pay (no relevant experience) and mid-point
(12 or more years).
Minimum = $28.33/hr
Mid-Point = $36.83/hr
Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time
off, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement, and
much more can be viewed here.