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Registered Nurse, Endocrinology

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. 

POSITION PURPOSE:

This position is responsible for assisting providers with patient care, maintaining patient records and completing administrative duties that assist in the management of patient care. The Registered Nurse role is vital to both the short- and long-term care of the patients we serve throughout our community. The Registered Nurse will collaborate with providers, staff and other members of the team to achieve optimal patient outcomes. The ideal candidate has 2 years of experience working with diabetes and endocrine disorders and is willing to become a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.

This position has the opportunity to be in person, hybrid or full-time remote. We offer great benefits including medical, dental, vision, a retirement savings plan with company match, PTO and more! Relocation assistance is available!!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Must be available and able to work during clinic hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, M.S.T. 
  2. Provide nursing care services under the direction of the office Practice Manager and Physicians.
  3. Responsible for effective care delivery and management of patient care within a specialty, utilizing the nursing process and adhering to current standards of nursing practice.
  4. Delivers patient education to facilitate plan of care, employer informed healthcare choices, and promote optimal wellness.
  5. Makes decisions reflecting critical thinking and evidence-based nursing practice.
  6. Applies critical reasoning and astute clinical judgment in order to expedite appropriate care and treatment, especially given that the patient may present with complex problems or potentially life-threatening conditions that the nurse will assess through use of telecommunication technologies i.e., telephone, video conferencing, fax, email, internet, or patient portal (FollowMyHealth).
  7. Ensures proper scheduling and follow up on test results for providers. Uses active listening skills, approved protocols, and evidence-based practice in explaining test results and medication changes to patients.
  8. Provide verbal instruction on proper medication administration, storage, and associated side effects for diabetes and endocrinology related medications.
  9. Participates in professional development by maintaining current on recent diabetes technology such as insulin pumps, CGM’s, and glucometers.
  10. Maintains patient documentation and communicates plan of care with provider, ensuring accuracy and proper documentation in AllScripts, our Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  11. Assists the Patient Care Navigator in coordinating patient care with other disciplines in the health care system and others as needed to achieve the highest possible level of patient care and satisfaction.
  12. Monitors medical condition of patient and report change to appropriate provider.
  13. Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, OSHA Rules and Regulations, environmental and infection control standards.
  14. Must be HIPAA compliant.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required
  • 2 years endocrinology experience with applicable patient care and administrative duties required
  • Bilingual: Spanish speaking highly preferred
  • BLS certification preferred
  • Has a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist or willing to obtain a certification within 1 year
  • Ability to effectively organize resources, establish priorities and perform multiple tasks
  • Professionalism and ability to be discreet with confidential and sensitive issues
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Displays strong verbal/written communication and organization skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, medical equipment, HIPAA compliance and OSHA rules and regulations
  • Ability to arrive at work on timely basis and work a varied schedule
  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Sitting for more than 50% of the day.
  • Walking and standing for less than 50% of the day.
  • Occasionally lifts, moves, or exerts force up to 35 lbs.
  • Work indoors in an office environment.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, and other conditions common to a medical clinic environment.

 

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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