Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 58956
Date Posted: May 24, 2023
Provides direct patient care using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
The Neuroscience Unit here at UCHealth is a 36-bed unit specializing in the complex care of both neurosurgical and neurological patients. We are a Comprehensive Stroke Certified Center.
We care for highly complex stroke cases from around the region. We have the experience and
expertise to care for patients with large ischemic strokes, intracerebral hemorrhage and
subarachnoid hemorrhages. All of our nurses are NIH Certified to care for this specific patient
population. Our neurosurgical population consists of patients with a variety of brain and spine
tumors, aneurysms, DBS placement for Parkinson’s patients and a wide array of spinal
surgeries. We are a Level 4 Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) accredited by the National
Association of Epilepsy Centers. Our patients are admitted to our EMU to provide
comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to patients with uncontrolled seizures. Our
nurses receive special training in order to safely care for the epileptic patients. As an academic
medical center, we embrace a multidisciplinary, collaborative commitment to excellence in
patient care and advanced professional practice through:
• Achievement of specialty certification: Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN)and Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN)
• Our shared governance structure with unit-based committees offers opportunities to share talents and professional growth.
• Our UEXCEL program provides opportunities for clinical advancement that permits registered nurse career progression, while encouraging the nurse to remain in a clinical position delivering direct patient care
Provides care in a 24/7 Acute Care environment.
Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources.
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate to a multidisciplinary care team. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances. Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
The pay range for this position is: $33.08 - $51.27 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience. This position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus on offers accepted through June 30, 2023; certain criteria apply.
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.
At UCHealth, we do things differently
We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.
Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.
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