Boulder Community Hospital
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Registered Nurse / RN - Behavioral Health Services IP
at Boulder Community Hospital
Work Hours: Various 8 hour shifts, day/evening/night
Per Diem - Various Shifts
Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2019 Boulder County Gold, their People’s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and be a positive contribution to the community.
As a clinical employee for Behavioral Health Services, which serves the needs of young, middle, and older adults, the registered nurse functions as a direct patient care giver within the unit's care delivery system, with increasing independence. Integrates nursing theories and solution focused therapy into patient care.
Education or Formal Training
Special Qualifications (licensure, registration, etc.)
1. Colorado RN license in good standing.
2. BLS from the American Heart Association within conditional period.
Knowledge, Skill And Ability
Demonstrated physical and mental ability to apply nursing theories, procedures and standards to clinical practice.
1-2 years psychiatric experience preferred.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Standard medical/hospital equipment: i.e. hospital beds, wheelchairs and carts, positioning aids, IV infusion pumps, monitoring equipment, phone and intercom systems, computers, restraints, etc.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
1. Physical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, etc.
2. Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
4. The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
5. Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.
6. Employee must be able to lead and participate in high level interventions which at times involves being in a dangerous environment.
1. Demonstrates appropriate IPR/communication techniques.
2. Enhances open communication in groups.
3. Participates in interpersonal conflict resolution with direction as needed.
4. Demonstrates ENCORE values.
Supervises Mental Health Workers, Unit Coordinator, and Therapeutic Specialist as necessary during shift.
Clinical Patient Care
1. Provides direct total patient care for specific group of patients with collaboration as needed.
2. Demonstrates clinical competence in performing nursing procedures and identifies the rationale underlying the nursing skills.
3. Identifies patient care problems, makes interventions based upon an understanding of the biopsychosocial processes.
4. Assesses patient status systematically and anticipates and responds to changes in patient clinical condition.
5. Actively seeks participation of the patient, family, and other members of the health care team to assure continuity of patient care.
6. Communicates clearly in all aspects of documentation.
7. It is the expectation that all care providers document accurately and in real time, utilizing the electronic medical record within their department.
Identifies patient learning needs, develops and implements an individualized teaching plan for patients.
Management and Decision Making
1. Utilizes effective time management skills in planning and providing patient care.
2. Provides constructive input to problem solving.
1. Identifies own learning needs and expands knowledge base through clinical
2. practice and self-directed learning.
3. Participates in peer review process as requested.
4. Attends unit educational programs.
1. Participates in achieving the goals of the unit, division, and hospital.
2. Shares knowledge obtained from workshops and literature with health care team on an individual or group basis.
3. Able to function as preceptor for students and/or orients with direction.
4. Assists with data collection for QA/Lean and research activities as requested.
About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado
Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.
Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.
EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace