St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visitinghttp://www.stmhospital.org/.
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.
Minimum Education Requirements
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required for new graduates, preferred for experienced RN's. BSN Preferred
Minimum Experience Requirements
One year experience preferred
Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty
Current state nursing licenses or RN license from a participating state in the National Licensure Compact required
BLS - American Heart Association required
ACLS (upon hire or within 6 months),
PALS or ENPC (upon hire or within 6 months), "Required specialty Courses Completed"
Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )
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.*
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 life long 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. *
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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