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Registered Nurse (RN)- Correctional Care (Nights - 0.9 FTE)

Location
Denver, Colorado
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
13 Feb 2024
We are recruiting for a Registered Nurse (RN)- Correctional Care (Nights - 0.9 FTE) to join our team!


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Department

Denver Sheriffs

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the professional nurse adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics to provide care to all healthcare consumers. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based practices, and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas in daily practice. "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder / Director, Watson Caring Science Institute." The Correctional Care nursing staff provides clinical care at either Downtown Detention Center or the Denver County Jail. These environments of care have a higher level of clinical acuity and environmental hazard than inpatient and ambulatory nursing settings based on the nature of the facility. The detention centers employ a high level of security, which impacts daily working conditions, including both personal and institutional safety and clinical operations. Environmental awareness, critical thinking, and decisive, decision-making skills are required in the correctional care setting.

Essential Functions:
  • Maintain a broad and comprehensive nursing scope of practice that includes infant, pediatric, and Adult clinical care (10%)
  • Maintain a broad and comprehensive nursing scope of practice that includes preventive care, emergent care/crisis response, triage skills, general acute care skills, and behavioral health skills (10%)
  • Maintain a broad and comprehensive nursing scope of practice that includes specialty skills such as eating disorders, oncological care, and IV therapy (10%)
  • Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in patient's condition and vital signs (10%)
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records (5%)
  • Develop and modify patient care plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions (5%)
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions (5%)
  • Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care (5%)
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity (5%)
  • Direct and supervise less skilled nursing/health care personnel (5%)
  • Prepare patients for, and assist with examinations and treatments (5%)
  • Assess the needs of individuals, families and/or communities to identify potential health or safety problems (5%)
  • Instruct individuals and families on health education and disease prevention and after care (5%)
  • Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent or disabled patients (5%)
  • Medication administration, documentation, and reassessment (5%)
  • Perform Lead/Relief Charge Nurse duties (5%)

Education:
  • Associate's Degree Required

Work Experience:
  • 1-3 years One year experience in a direct patient care setting Required
  • less than 1 year Correctional Care experience preferred

Licenses:
  • BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required and
  • RN-Registered Nurse - DORA - Department of Regulatory Agencies Required and

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process / Performance ANA Standards addendum- signed and accrediting body standards.
  • Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who care/service is being provided.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided.
  • Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards
  • Ability to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
  • Skilled in maintaining effective working relationship with patients, employees, and the public.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Ability to interpret adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • EPIC documentation preferred.

Shift

Nights (United States of America)

Work Type

Regular

Salary

$41.70 - $62.56 / hr

Benefits

  • Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans

  • Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)

  • On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes

  • Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more

  • Tuition reimbursement & assistance

  • Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching

  • Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program

  • National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer

Our Values

  • Respect

  • Belonging

  • Accountability

  • Transparency

All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).


Denver Health values the unique ideas, talents and contributions reflective of the needs of our community. For more about our commitment to diversity visit:

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Details

  • Job Reference: 1237112678-2
  • Date Posted: 13 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Denver Health
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Salary: On Application
  • Role: Data, Security, Testing
  • Job Type: Permanent