Registered Nurse - RN - Operating Room

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Unit Description

Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) in Brighton, Colorado is a 98-bed community hospital with outpatient medical office plazas on its Brighton campus, in Fort Lupton, and in the Reunion area of Commerce City. PVMC has been designated one of the world's most patient-centered hospitals by Planetree, Inc. Platte Valley's 10 Pillars of Healing are incorporated into every patient experience. They include integrative therapies, human interactions, support networks, healing design, education and information, healthy and delicious food, healing art therapy, spirituality, healing touch, and healthy communities to help patients recover.


Also a nationally ranked top performing hospital, PVMC offers high-level services -including a Primary Stroke Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center and advanced cardiovascular program, a Level II Special Care Nursery, and innovative surgical, orthopedic and women's care - found in larger metropolitan hospitals.


2 Surgery Suites + 1 Endoscopy (They plan to open additional room approximately April 2016.  At which time they will add one additional RN and one Surgery Technician.)
Offering basic surgery services, primarily general surgery, orthopedic, and GYN


Care Site Description
Platte Valley Medical Center is an excellent place to work with a proven success of hiring and retaining quality employees. In fact, the turnover rate among our associates is significantly lower than that of Denver metro area healthcare facilities. In 2015, Platte Valley’s overall turnover rate was 13.2% compared to a Denver Metro area healthcare turnover rate of 24.3%.
A Culture of Excellence and Care
Platte Valley Medical Center is proud of our Planetree Designation which represents the highest level of evidence based achievement in patient/person-centered care. All associates at Platte Valley commit to the Platte Valley Behavior Standards that help to sustain our culture of excellence. Platte Valley is Brighton’s third largest employer with 750 staff and we recognize and value that one of our greatest strengths continues to derive from the friendships and alliances found throughout the Hospital.
Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) promotes the science that tobacco use is harmful to health and does so by leading by example, encouraging abstinence, and sponsoring stop smoking education for the community. According to the Center for Disease Control, tobacco use is the nation’s leading killer and the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. There is no safe way of using tobacco, and substances in tobacco and tobacco smoke may cause harm even at low levels of exposure. Tobacco, nicotine, and marijuana use by employees diminishes the hospital’s capacity to advocate for healthy living and sends a message counterproductive to the hospital’s mission and values.
If you have been tobacco-free, nicotine-free, and marijuana-free for the past 90 days, please continue to fill out your application. If you have not been tobacco-free, nicotine-free, and marijuana-free for the past 90 days, we are unable to accept your application at this time. We will be happy to accept your application in the future, once you have been tobacco-free, nicotine-free, and marijuana-free for 90 days. We reserve the right to do a nicotine and/or a marijuana test randomly or for cause.



Performs the primary functions of an RN in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of all assigned patients of the unit during his/her shift and takes surgery call. Is responsible for meeting the established surgical standards of nursing practice, for managing all assigned personnel, supplies and equipment on the unit, and for promoting teamwork with physicians and personnel of other departments. Is able to function independently with only occasional or limited supervision. Performs other duties as assigned.

Core competencies: Medication Administration, Restraint Use, General Assessment, Pain Management, Falls, Blood Administration, Emergent Blood Administration, Age Specific, Compliance and computerized annual required education (HealthStream); additional competencies as defined by Department Director.


Education: Required: graduate from an accredited school of nursing; current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Colorado. CPR required by the completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently. ACLS required within 6 months of employment. 

Experience: 3 years circulating/scrubbing experience preferred for RN II and RN Pool. 

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities: Pursues programs of continuing education consistent with requirements of the Colorado Board of Nursing. Participates in educational conferences and updates and maintains professional knowledge and skills related to areas of responsibility. Attends mandatory inservices as required by Platte Valley Medical Center. Is required to attend 6 staff meetings per year. Clinical knowledge of sterile and aseptic techniques. This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients of all ages, including child, adolescent, and geriatric. Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient. (See policy entitled "Competency Assessment")


DRESS REQUIREMENTS: Scrubs or other appropriate attire approved by the Department Director.

Organization: Platte Valley Medical Center
Primary Location: CO-Brighton
Department: PVMC-Operating Room
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 5/30/2017 11:01:35 PM
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 17003263
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