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Registered Nurse, Behavioral Health

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.

This position assumes responsibility and accountability for providing nursing care for patients and their families across outpatient behavioral health. Assure expert, compassionate, individualized nursing care for patients and families. This position actively collaborates with providers, clinicians, staff and other members of the team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  1. Oversees the daily patient flow to optimize patient care, safety and satisfaction.
  2. Provides direct patient care, monitoring, and critical support for psychiatric specialty services including, but not limited to: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Ketamine, and plant based medicines.
  3. Delivers patient education to facilitate plan of care, employer informed healthcare choices, and promote optimal wellness.
  4. Monitors behavioral health and medical condition of patient and reports changes to appropriate provider.
  5. Ensures cleanliness, adequate stock of supplies and functioning equipment in examination rooms; Replaces supplies depleted daily. Oversees and coordinates Medication supply ordering, maintenance, and audits. This includes serving as a DEA proxy and directly interfacing with representatives such as MagStem and Spravato.  
  6. In coordination with the authorizing physician, completes all pre-procedure paperwork including patient screening, education, identifying contraindication, preauthorization, and coordination of potential doc-to-doc communications.  
  7. Administer all psychiatric specialty treatments according to protocols provided by behavioral health professionals and in alignment with local, state, federal regulatory, compliance, and legal requirements.
  8. Coordinates care across the health service continuum (clinic/inpatient/community) to assure appropriate utilization of clinical and community resources.
  9. Maintains an active panel of patients that are identified by risk stratification within psychiatric specialty serves and serve as the point of contact for these complex patients
  10. Demonstrates ability to delegate care appropriately and according to Colorado statute.
  11. Demonstrates competent healthcare assessment skills, prioritizing skills and critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills.
  12. Demonstrates ability to handle high telephone volume of patient requests for medications, information, and assistance.
  13. Coordinates patient care with other disciplines on the health care team, Vail Health and others as needed to achieve the highest possible level of patient care and satisfaction.
  14. Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  15. Delivers excellent service by utilizing Relationship-Based Care to advocate for safety, patient preferences, and optimal communication through partnering with patients and families.
  16. Role models the principals of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
  17. 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.
  • One year of nursing experience preferred.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) 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.
  • Associate Nursing Degree for positions hired after 07/01/2018.
Pay is based upon relevant education and experience. 
Pay Range:
$30.32$49.84 USD


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, excluding remote status.

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