Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 84350
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2022
*** This position is eligible for a 10K Sign-On Bonus *** Certain criteria apply
UCHealth is committed to expanding access to much needed behavioral health services. As a part of this commitment, a new 40 bed inpatient behavioral health program will be opening at the University of Colorado Hospital in 2023. This program will include two 20 bed adult units serving mood and thought disorders and a refractory depression program including ECT. We are looking for behavioral health nurses who would like to join us in providing trauma informed and evidence based care in a healing state of the art care environment. As a behavioral health nurse at UCHealth you will be a part of an interdisciplinary treatment team providing innovative patient-centered care to those experiencing mental health crisis. Whether an experienced behavioral health nurse or just starting in the field, UCHealth provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of a new program to establish and work in a collaborative and supportive working environment. This position will provide patient care in the new inpatient behavioral health unit at the University of Colorado Hospital.
Assists the Nurse Manager in providing leadership at the department/unit level to enhance patient safety and optimize quality patient outcomes. Assumes delegated responsibility for oversight of unit operations and professional practice standards.
Work Schedule: Full Time Days
Assists the Nurse Manager with the evaluation of staff. Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care for the unit and the patient population. Participates in providing and monitoring staff competencies.
Actively coaches and develops staff, serving as a role model for staff by demonstrating effective communication skills and problem-solving techniques and in providing direct patient care. Collaborates with the CNS/Educator to meet the educational needs of the unit(s) to maintain continuity of care related to specific patient-care requirements.
Assists with managing the provision of adequate resources including the equitable distribution of work and matching of assigned provider competency to patient needs. Facilitates processes to improve patient throughput throughout the organization.
Works with the Nurse Manager to identify and resolve operational/budgetary, patient, and personnel issues. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient care protocols, guidelines and strategic initiatives.
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: $38.29 - $59.35 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
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