Registered Nurse - RN - Senior Behavioral Unit

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Unit Description

Answer your calling by bringing your nursing expertise to Lutheran Medical Center’s Senior Behavioral Unit!

Lutheran Medical Center, located in Wheat Ridge (about 10 miles outside of the downtown area), is an acute care community hospital and Level III Trauma Center boasting nearly 250 beds total.  Lutheran Medical Center has also been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2016. 

Our Senior Behavioral Unit (SBU) consists of 18 beds and cares for our most vulnerable population; the elderly. Patients who come into this unit typically have medically complex issues complicated with usually alzheimers or dementia. The patient ratio is most often around 3-4:1. Our older generations deserve the care and respect that this team at Lutheran delivers. 

Answer your calling by bringing your career to Lutheran Medical Center.  You will make a tremendous difference in the lives of the patients we serve and have a positive impact on your own life through work/life balance, competitive pay, excellent benefits and educational opportunities!

Care Site Description

Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.


Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.


Fast Facts

  • Wheat Ridge, CO (estab. 1905)
  • Community-based, acute care hospital, Level III Trauma Center
    • 2,100 associates, 900 physicians, 600 volunteers
    • 338 beds

Services & Expertise

  • 5-Star Birthing Center
  • Breast Care Center (NAPBC accredited)
  • Bridges Integrative Health & Wellness
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Heart & Neurovascular
  • Orthopedics
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Senior ER, Behavioral Health & Surgery
  • Sleep Center
  • Spine Center
  • Women & Family Center

Kudos: Lutheran is recognized for quality, safety & patient experience by Truven, the Joint Commission & more!




The Registered Nurse will provide direct patient care, meeting both psychological and physical needs of the patients in accordance with physicians’ orders, Joint Commission, OSHA, nursing and department guidelines. The RN fulfills these duties to contribute to the continuity and quality of care which fosters the best interest and well-being of all patients and their families.

  • Conduct and document a thorough assessment of each patient’s medical status upon admission and throughout the patient’s course of treatment.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan for each assigned patient.
  • Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines described.
  • Complete required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Oversee care delivered by Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.
  • Attend and participate in clinical team conferences regarding patient progress, problems and needs.
  • Act in compliance with hospital, regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
  • Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.
  • Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

·         The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.       


  • Associate's degree in nursing, required (BSN required within 5 years of employment)
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing, preferred
  • Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of practice, required
  • Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
  • One (1) year of experience in a Geriatric psych setting or acute long term care setting


Organization: West Pines, Wheat Ridge, CO
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: EWP-Psych Acute-Geriatric
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 4/11/2017 11:01:07 PM
FTE: 0.9
Job Number: 17002754
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