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New Graduate RN Residency: Northern Colorado

Location: Loveland, CO, United States
Category: Nursing Professional
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 136878
Date Posted: Aug 10, 2023

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Position: RN Graduate – practice specialty designation upon hire
Summary: Hired and enrolled in the UCHealth Nurse Residency Program, 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.
Work Schedule: Full Time - rotating or unit specific, 0.9 FTE (72 hours per pay period)

For complete information about the Nurse Residency Program and application process at UCHealth, please visit:   

New Graduate Residency Program: UCHealth

Location: The Northern Colorado Region includes the following Hospitals -

Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, CO)
Medical Center of the Rockies (Loveland, CO)
Greeley Hospital (Greeley, CO)
Longs Peak Hospital (Longmont, CO)

Yampa Valley Medical Center (Steamboat Springs, CO)

Available Specialty Positions:

Poudre Valley Hospital:

·Behavioral Health (Mountain Crest)

·Cardiac (Acute Care)

· Emergency Float Pool

·Ortho (Acute Care)

·Progressive Care Unit (PCU)

· Surgical (Acute Care)

Medical Center of the Rockies:

·Cardiac (Acute Care)

·Float Pool (covers Acute Care units)

· Medical (Acute Care)

·Medical PCU

·Operating Room

·Ortho Neuro Spine (Acute Care)

·Trauma Surgical (Acute Care)

Greeley Hospital:

·Acute Care (Medical)

·Operating Room

·Surgical Acute Care

Longs Peak Hospital:

·Medical Oncology (Acute Care)

·Medical Surgical Progressive Care Unit - MSPCU

Unit Descriptions:


  • Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources
  • Monitors, documents, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Collaborates across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral, and spiritual / psycho-social 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.
  • 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.


    • Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing (BSN) program.
    • Required Licensure / Certification: State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
    • 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 and valid 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 CPR for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire; all renewals must be completed through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
    • Preferred Qualifications for University of Colorado Hospital’s Critical Care RN Graduate Residency Program: Paid or unpaid clinical experience in adult critical care.

    Pay Rate:
    The pay rate for this position is: $31.00 - $34.73 / hour based on RN Graduate Specialty upon hire.

    Questions? Please contact: 

    [email protected]

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    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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