Under general supervision, the professional nurse adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics to provide care to all patients. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based policies, procedures, guidelines and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in patient 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"We understand the support needed for a new nurse to be successful. With this in mind, we offer a 12-month Nurse Residency Program that provides monthly education classes and hands-on clinical experiences, designed to ease the transition from student to practicing professional nurse. Our program builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in nursing education programs.Responsibilities
•Refer to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice. •Ability to adhere to, comply with and demonstrates support for the mission and values of Denver Health.•Ability to support and adhere to the Denver Health Values of Trust, Respect, & Excellence. •Ability to ensure confidentiality of patient information by creating and maintaining a secure and trusting environment by not sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary in the performance of the job responsibilities or to improve a patient's care. •Ability to adhere to Denver Health and departmental attendance guidelines. •Ability to ensure 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. •Ability to complete and maintain clinical competency standards.•Other duties as assigned.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
•This program is offered those with no previous RN experience. •Knowledge of techniques, methods and competencies of clinical nursing practices. Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment. •Knowledge of standards, policies and procedures of Denver Health as they pertain to nursing. •Skill to properly use medical instruments and laboratory equipment. •Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form. •Ability to apply nursing principles, practices and techniques. •Ability to assess patients' needs and coordinate proper nursing care. Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations. •Ability to use computers and computer systems. Bilingual skills preferred.Education
- Bachelor's Degree
- Associate's Degree (Required) Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) candidates may apply if enrolled in a BSN program, and complete a BSN within 3 years from date of hire.
- Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
- Registered Nurse (Required)
Full timePay Range
Maximum: 27.54All 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, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of 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).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."