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Registered Nurse Resident, ICU

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 
The Nurse Resident under the supervision of the program coordinator and unit manager/director and in collaboration with his/her educator and preceptors will be responsible for the provision of nursing care to assigned patients in accordance with current standards of care.

1. Demonstrates accountability for and commitment to professional nursing practice through participation in the nurse residency
program activities.
2. Consistently meets the necessary performance expectations associated with the residency curriculum to ensure successful
completion of the residency program.
3. Engages with Transition to Practice Coordinator, department leadership, educators, preceptors, co-workers, and other nurse
residents to ensure effective learning and professional growth that leads to a successful transition into independent practice.
4. Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process as it relates to patients 4. and families.
5. Collaborates with healthcare team members, patients and their families in the provision of care.
6. Delegates to and provides direct supervision to other healthcare team members as appropriate in the implementation of the plan
of care.
7. Acts as an advocate for patients and their families.
8. Practices within accepted ethical and legal parameters of nursing.
9. Adheres to hospital and department compliance policies, and any and all applicable laws and regulations.

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. Performs 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.
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  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado or 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.
  • Graduated with a Baccalaureate Degree or an Associate Degree from an accredited nursing program within the year prior to the time of application.


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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