Registered Nurse - Neuro ICU - Rotating

Requisition # 51557
Elevating the Possibility of U at UCHealth
UCHealth is a special place and it requires a special type of person to work here. We are committed to attracting exceptional people who possess a rare combination of talent, drive, and intellectual curiosity. They are the people who naturally gravitate toward our culture, our geography, and our passion for discovery -- ambitious people for whom UCHealth isn't just a career, but an elevated state of mind.
University of Colorado Hospital was just named as the 20th top ranked hospital in the country and #1 overall in Colorado by the US News and World Report Rankings. That same report ranks our Neurosurgery/Neurology program in the top 50 nationally. Our Neuro ICU is a multi-state referral center, caring for the most critical neurological illness in the Rocky Mountain Region. We care for patients who are experiencing surgical intervention for brain tumors, hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes, traumatic injuries to the brain and spine, phase II seizure mapping, and other neurological disease processes requiring the highest level of neurological monitoring. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of neurological monitoring, detecting the slightest cues of neurological decline, early intervention, with a multi-disciplinary team approach to return each individual patient to their greatest neurological function.
If you are looking for a dynamic environment and a dynamic team to join, the University of Colorado Hospital and Neuro ICU will provide an opportunity to grow in your nursing profession.
Specific Neuro ICU accomplishments:
4 time Magnet designation by the AACN
Beacon Award of Excellence designation by the AACN
Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification
3rd Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit in the nation.
This position is a full-time, 72 hours per pay period (biweekly ) Rotating Shift
Summary ? RN Neuro ICU
Provides direct patient care using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
Job duties
Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources. Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel.
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances.
May precept student nurses and new hires.
Requirements
Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years of experience.
Effective 10/1/2013, BSN required for new hires or attain within three years of acceptance of the position.
6 months RN experience.
Unrestricted RN license from the State of Colorado Board of Nursing or compact privileges under the multistate Nurse Licensure Compact agreement.
ACLS
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.) ACLS through the American Heart Association with card in-hand before start date, and current AHA ACLS must be good through sixty days of hire
Preferred
BSN
6 months of ICU experience
CCRN
Previous experience in a highly acute, academic medical center
With award-winning hospitals and facilities serving the entire Front Range, University of Colorado Health is the state's largest and most innovative health system. By integrating the strengths of academic medicine with the finest community health care, we're able to push the boundaries of medicine and offer our employees endless career opportunities. Here, there are no limits, except those you place on yourself. Everyone is united by their passion for discovery and their commitment to improving patients' lives.
Join Us. Together We Improve lives.
The University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) system recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.
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