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Registered Nurse Preop PACU

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.

This position is eligible for any ongoing Surgical Services staff bonuses.

POSITION PURPOSE: 
 
The Preop/PACU Registered Nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for providing compassionate and individualized nursing care for patients and their families in collaboration with providers, staff and other members of the team to achieve optimal patient.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  1. Oversees the daily patient flow to optimize patient care, safety and satisfaction
  2. Provides patient education to facilitate plan of care, promote optimal wellness, and provide discharge instructions for home care
  3. Demonstrates ability to delegate and or provide care appropriately and according to all regulatory requirements
  4. Demonstrates competent PreOP/PACU nursing skills with all patient types and age groups with minimal supervision
  5. Administers medications, performs treatments, and assists in procedures as needed; consistently adhering to patient safety guidelines
  6. Completes patient documentation and paperwork with accuracy
  7. Ability to work in both PreOP and PACU and take call independently
  8. Ability to assume new assignments as directed with competence and necessary skillset aligned with ASPAN standards
  9. Ability to identify abnormalities and perform necessary interventions during post-operative emergencies
  10. Delivers excellent service by utilizing Relationship-Based Care to advocate for safety, patient preferences, and optimal communication through partnering with patients and families
  11. Role models the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
  12. 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 PreOP/PACU 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.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 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.
 
Education:
  • Minimum of Associates Nursing degree for positions hired after 7/1/2018.
 

 

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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