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Charge Nurse, Family Birth Center

To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.

Vail Health has become the world’s most advanced mountain healthcare system. Our updated 520,000-square-foot hospital opened in December 2020.  This state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to all of our patients, with the most beautiful views in the area, located centrally in Vail. 

Some roles may be based outside of our Colorado office (as stated in the Job Title). Roles based outside of our primary office can sit in any of the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work primarily in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

About the opportunity:

Provide direction and supervision to other staff caring for patients in the unit. Organize, coordinate, and facilitate patient care. Collaborate with providers, staff, and other members of the team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

What you will do:
  1. Maintain daily operational aspects of the unit. Manage nurse/patient ratios to ensure safe, quality care and financial responsibility. Manage resources to minimize overtime.
  2. Serve as a resource in the provision of care, providing staff supervision and fostering professional growth. Serve as the unit expert and resource to staff and physicians. Utilize appropriate resources as necessary. Apprize Unit Director/Manager of any issues outside of normal practice standards.
  3. Act as role model for high level of nursing professionalism and application, while moving the patient efficiently through the care continuum. Function as a member/leader of the interdisciplinary care delivery team.
  4. Provide expert level of patient assessment to include biophysical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, environmental, self-care and discharge/transfer needs, care planning, and intervention while embracing Relationship-Based Care delivery model. Research and implement evidence-based care appropriate to the care setting. Practice according to VVMC Nursing Professional Model of Care
  5. Participate in the interviewing, monitoring, coaching, precepting, evaluating, and disciplining processes. Coaches in private and commends in public. Work in a respectful and patient manner, recognizing that others may contribute to the team differently.
  6. Participate in quality improvement programs, utilizing LEAN methodology and Peaks of Excellence program.
  7. Manage patient, physician, and staff expectations by proactively communicating. Accurately assess education level of patient/family and provide appropriate education as needed. Provide education according to established policies and procedures.
  8. Act as a unit liaison, including being familiar with the budget process and staffing levels, regularly attending meetings, and supporting the functions of various teams.
  9. Models the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
What you will need:
  • Three years of clinical experience required.
  • State of Colorado Registered Nurse license required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) by required.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certifications required.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification required.
Computer / Typing:
  • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Minimum of Associates Nursing degree for positions hired after 7/1/2018.
Pay is based upon relevant education and experience. 
Pay Range:
$41.20$74.78 USD



Benefits at Vail Health 

  • Competitive Wages & Family Benefits:
    • Competitive wages
    • Parental leave (4 weeks paid)
    • Housing programs
    • Childcare reimbursement 
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: 
    • Medical
    • Dental 
    • Vision
  • Educational Programs: 
    • Tuition Assistance 
    • Existing Student Loan Repayment
    • Specialty Certification Reimbursement
    • Annual Supplemental Educational Funds
  • Paid Time Off:
    • Roughly five weeks in your first year of employment and continues to grow each year.
  • Retirement & Supplemental Insurance:
    • 403(b) Retirement plan with immediate matching 
    • Life insurance
    • Short and long-term disability
  • Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More:
    • $1,000 annual wellbeing reimbursement
    • Recreation discounts
    • Pet insurance
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