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Nurse Practitioner Acute Pain, PRN

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 full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

 Pay is based upon relevant education and experience.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for providing nursing care for acute pain service patients and their families. Will perform daily rounds on all acute pain patients including patient assessment and plan formation. Will act as the liaison between patients, patient care unit nursing staff, PACU/PreOp nursing staff, pharmacy, physical therapists, surgeons, and anesthesiologists. Will assist acute pain anesthesiologist with nerve blocks. Will establish database and maintain statistics for acute pain service. Will perform acute pain education for patient care unit nursing staff, PACU/PreOp/OR nursing staffs and others as needed.
1. Utilize the nursing process as the format for nursing practice.
2. Demonstrates flexibility in nursing practice.
3.Adheres to the standards of nursing practice as defined by the Colorado State Board of Nursing, AORN, and VVMC.
4.Provides care consistent with the mission statement and values of Vail Health.
5.Operates within the scope of practice for the position and license held. 
6.Administers medication, implements or delegates patient care orders, accurately documents, and evaluates patient responses to care.
7.Participates in ongoing quality improvement as necessary.
8.Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies. 
9.Models 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.
  • Two years of nursing experience required. Previous Nurse Practitioner experience preferred. 
  • License and certifications per the employee's contract. With credentialing by the Medical Staff Office.
  • License and certifications per the employee's contract. With credentialing by the Medical Staff Office.
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.
  • Graduation from an accredited nursing master's program.


Benefits at Vail Health 

  • Competitive Wages & Family Benefits: Competitive wages, parental leave, housing programs and childcare reimbursement to support the cost of living in a mountain community.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: Top-quality health care package including vision, dental and medical with options of flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • Education Assistance: We are proud to offer tuition and student loan assistance programs.
  • 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 matching potential, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and more.
  • Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More: Recreation discounts, pet insurance and a $1,000 annual wellness reimbursement program.


As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.

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