RN - Orthopedics (PRN)

Centura Health

Pueblo , CO  

2018-06-29 2018-07-29
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Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,000 of the most talented hearts and minds in medicine, leadership and business.

Through Centura Health’s 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or western Kansas community you will love to call home.

With a tradition of caring that began nearly 135 years ago, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, CO, is home to the nationally recognized Dorcy Cancer Center, a dedicated Joint Replacement Center, a nationally accredited Breast Center of Excellence (NAPBC) and the only hospital in Pueblo with da Vinci robotic surgical technology. St. Mary-Corwin provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Pueblo and the surrounding region. This hospital has long been known for providing exceptional service and leading-edge treatments and technologies by experienced and compassionate professionals with a commitment to uphold the highest standards of care. Our areas of specialty include trauma and emergency services, The Birth Place, stroke, cardiology, da Vinci minimally-invasive surgery, cancer and oncology, diabetes care/education, sports medicine and more. Residents of Pueblo enjoy a moderate cost of living within this modern, mid-sized community while experiencing everything great about life in Colorado including world-class nearby outdoor recreation, thriving local arts and culture, numerous parks, festivals and much more. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visiting http://www.stmarycorwin.org/.

*_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 125380_*

*_Recruiter Contact: Tiffany Hoover_*

*_Clinic/Department:_** 6217 SMC ORTHOPEDICS*


*_Schedule: Per Request Needed_*

*_Shift: Variable_*

*_Position summary_*

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.

*_Education Requirements_*

* Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

* BSN preferred

*_Work Experience Requirements_*

* One year experience preferred

* Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty


* Current Colorado RN license

* Current BLS certification from American Heart Association required

* Additional certifications may be required (refer to facility addendum(s)

*_Position duties (essential functions)_*


* 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.

* Teamwork and Collaboration: 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 lifelong 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.

* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.


* 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.
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