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Registered Nurse Emergency Department

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. Vail Health consists of an updated 520,000-square-foot, 56-bed hospital.  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. 

In addition to the hospital, Vail Health has many access points including:

  • Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopedics & Neurosurgery.
  • Vail Health also owns interest in multiple joint venture ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) throughout the region.
  • Colorado Mountain Medical, Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Vail, Dillon, Avon and Eagle, Edwards medical campus and Eagle Healthcare Center.
  • The Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. 
  • Vail Health is also leading the way in serving our communities’ behavioral health needs with outpatient behavioral health services at the Edwards Community Health Campus, and the Precourt Healing Center, a 28-bed in-patient behavioral health facility, opening in 2025.
 
$10,000 Sign On Bonus Available! 
 
Additional Paid Night Differential!

Vail Health Emergency Department is a 2023 recipient of Emergency Nursing Lantern Award for exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, and advocacy. VH ED has also been awarded the Press Ganey Guardians of Excellence for three years running for 36 consecutive months of patient experience scores above the 95th percentile. We are also an ANCC Pathways to Excellence designated hospital. Vail Health is a rural independent community hospital and Level 3 trauma center located at the base of Vail Mountain, a world class skiing resort in Vail, Colorado. Vail Health is the only hospital located in Eagle County, Colorado and also sits right off a major interstate which keeps our patient population diverse and interesting. We serve not only the local community but all the visitors that come to visit this iconic mountain town. We have 19 beds in our Emergency Department and fantastic benefits we would love to tell you more about. Come join our team and experience the fun of working for a great company in a beautiful mountain town.

 
POSITION PURPOSE:
This position assumes responsibility and accountability for providing nursing care for patients and their families. Provide expert, compassionate, individualized nursing care for patients and families. Collaborate with providers, staff and other members of the team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
  1. Oversee the daily patient flow to optimize patient care, safety and satisfaction using healthcare assessment skills, prioritizing skills and critical thinking skills.
  2. Triage incoming patient requests for services.
  3. Deliver patient education to facilitate plan of care, employer-informed healthcare choices, and promote optimal wellness.
  4. Delegate care appropriately and according to Colorado statutes.
  5. Administer medications, perform treatments, and assist in procedures as needed, while consistently adhering to patient safety guidelines.
  6. Coordinate patient care to achieve the highest possible level of patient care and satisfaction.
  7. As needed, handle high telephone volume of patient requests for medications, information, and assistance.
  8. Work independently, as needed, with minimal supervision.
  9. Deliver excellent service by utilizing Relationship-Based Care to advocate for safety, patient preferences, and optimal communication through partnering with patients and families.
  10. Role models the principles of a Just Culture
  11. 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Experience:

  • One-year of critical care or emergency experience required.

License(s):

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required.

Certification(s):

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required
  • Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) required
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) ~OR~ Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) 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.

Education:

  • Minimum of Associate Nursing Degree for positions hired after 07/01/2018.

 

Application Close Date:

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis for this position.

 

Benefits at Vail Health (Full and Part Time) Include:

  • 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:
    • Up to 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:
    • Up to $1,000 annual wellbeing reimbursement
    • Recreation discounts
    • Pet insurance

 

 

Pay is based upon relevant education and experience per hour.

Hourly Pay:
$36$59.33 USD

Some roles may be based outside of our Colorado office (remote-only positions). 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.

Relocation and housing assistance may be available.

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