Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) 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 approximately half that of Denver metro area healthcare facilities. 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. We recognize and value that one of our greatest strengths continues to derive from the friendships and alliances found throughout the Hospital. AS A SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS, WE HIRE ONLY NON-TOBACCO AND NON-MARIJUANA USERS. Platte Valley Medical Center 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. Tobacco 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. Applicants who have been made an offer of employment will be tested for cotinine at their initial employment screen. If the test is positive an applicant may request a waiver; HOWEVER, the waiver process may include a urine test for anabasine, which is not present in non-smokers. If you have been tobacco-free and marijuana-free for the past 90 days, please continue to fill out your application. If you have not been tobacco-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 and marijuana-free for 90 days. We reserve the right to do a cotinine and/or a marijuana test randomly or for cause.
The Charge Nurse functions in the role of expert clinician, educator, consultant, and supporter of clinical practice. In collaboration with the medical staff and nursing staff, monitors the clinical care of patients and provides clinical support to improve patient care and patient outcomes. The Charge Nurse demonstrates strong leadership, supervisory, and communication skills. The Charge Nurse serves as a clinical role model for other personnel within the department and throughout the hospital. It is essential that the Charge Nurse is seen as a strong nursing and patient care advocate. Actively participates in hospital activities aimed at achieving the mission of PVMC. Must possess qualities of innovation, creativity and ability to respond positively to changing circumstances to assist the Clinical Coordinator with the clinical and administrative management of the department. In the Clinical Coordinator's absence, assumes responsibility for the overall clinical management of the department. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Education: BSN preferred. Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado. CPR required by completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently. ACLS, TNCC and PALS certification within 6 months of employment. Biannual attendance at CPR, ACLS and TNCC required. ASPAN member preferred.
Experience: Prefer minimum of 5 years Perianesthesia experience. Previous charge nurse or management experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities: Possesses excellent clinical skills, which utilize current knowledge in the provision of patient care. Pursues programs of continuing education to maintain clinical and management expertise and expand knowledge base or skills related to areas of responsibility. Demonstrates computer competency. Completes department orientation guide. Verbalizes knowledge of PVMC and the Department Mission, Process Improvement plan and Quality Indicators. Participates in hospital PI process. Participates in a minimum of one PI study, CQI team, or project per year. Demonstrates excellence in interpersonal relationships and communication skills. This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients of all ages, including neonate, child, adolescent, and adult. 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 Competency Assessment� policy)