Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 40759
Date Posted: May 18, 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.
We are a 36-bed surgical unit, specializing in the highly acute care of Solid Organ Transplant, Thoracic Surgery, and Hepatology patient populations. Our transplant program is the only program in the Rocky Mountain region that performs all solid organ transplants which includes lung, liver, kidney and pancreas recipients, as well as liver and kidney donors. Our program is distinguished for being the first in the world to successfully perform the first human liver transplant in 1967 and we have continued to excel in innovation as we provide our unique high acuity skillset admitting kidney and liver transplant patients directly to our unit from the OR. These patients are generally staffed in a 2:1, and/or 3:1 ratios to ensure safe, quality care during their most acute phases of healing. Our Thoracic surgery program is rated as one of the top programs in the nation, as they perform cutting edge surgeries, while our unit ensures delivery of excellent patient care and outcomes. We work closely with our providers and multidisciplinary teams from Transplant, Hepatology, and Thoracic Surgery, to ensure we are delivering optimal care to all patients throughout their continuum of care. Our team is passionate and honored to be specialty trained to care for such a unique population, and dedicated to supporting patients and families along their transplant journey. If you value caring for high acuity surgical patients and want to be a part of a patients’ new “Gift of Life” and cutting edge surgeries, then join our team!
Work Schedule: Full Time Nights
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. 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.
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