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RN Advanced Practice - Pre Anesthesia Testing

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Location: Longmont, CO, United States
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 99460
Date Posted: Mar 20, 2023

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Pre-Anesthesia Testing Center providers are responsible for assessing patients’ readiness for surgery that requires anesthesia by evaluating outpatients who are scheduled for a surgery or procedure including elective, non-elective, and semi-urgent procedures at Broomfield Hospital, Longs Peak Hospital and Longs Peak Surgery Center. Our goal is to optimize patients for the safest surgical experience as possible, minimize risk and avoid possible delays or cancellations.

Acts as an expert clinician, consultant, educator, and researcher. Works to improve nursing practice and patient care.

Work Schedule: Full Time Days. Clinic is physically located in Longs Peak Medical Center.


Perform comprehensive preoperative assessments including a physical exam that helps identify and evaluate medical conditions such as anemia, diabetes, nutritional deficits, or other conditions that could affect patients during surgery.

Order bloodwork, electrocardiogram, allergy testing, sleep apnea assessment and other tests as appropriate. 

Review medical history and records as well as specific instructions for medications, smoking cessation, pain management, and/or dietary guidelines.

Identifies needs of the patient and family and interprets needs with staff. Promotes optimal patient outcomes.

Develops individual patient strategies. Evaluates effectiveness of care and recommends change to improve outcomes. Helps develop evidence-based protocols and procedures.

Prepares reports on patient and program outcomes. Advises other departments, committees and the community on pain management. With nurse educators, assesses educational needs and coordinates programs for caregivers. Mentors students.

Provides consultation to health care providers and patients. Facilitates problem-solving in patient care delivery. Evaluates practices for safety, patient satisfaction, cost benefit, or barriers to care.

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.


  • Credentials:
    • Basic Life Support
    • Registered Nurse
    • Advanced Practice Nurse
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Nurse Practitioner
  • Minimum Required Education:
    • Master’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 years' experience in clinical specialty in an acute care setting
    • Experience in pain management.
  • Required Licensure/Certification:
    • State licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Nurse Practitioner (NP) and/or other designation as required by law.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
    • BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)

The pay range for this position is: $41.43 - $62.15 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5 year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

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