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Perinatal Lactation RN

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital Careers
Location: Aspen
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

AVH requires the initial set of COVID-19 Vaccinations for all Staff.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, being part of an amazing and cohesive team and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.

PRN Benefits: As an employee you will be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and also participate in a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts or computer software. There are no health insurance, PTO or any other benefits (not listed above) associated with PRN status.

PRN pay range for new hires: $37.17- $59.49 /hr

Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

Job Overview:

Provides professional nursing care in accordance with known/accepted standards of practice and AVH policy. Utilizes the Nursing Process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Works in support of the medical staff treatment plan and makes recommendations for changes to medical treatment plan as appropriate. Educates patients and family around the plan of care and disease management. Actively supports the nursing philosophy by striving for excellence in patient care, professional development, interpersonal relations, time management, and continuous quality improvement.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Fully competent in primary nurse role on unit; performs patient and family assessment & problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved.
  • Develops a problem based plan of care for every patient with appropriate nursing interventions
  • Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.
  • Prioritizes patient situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner
  • Responds to clinical needs of patients in accord with experience, nursing standards, and hospital/nursing policies and procedures.
  • Makes value-added resource decisions for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment, and acuity of care
  • Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of patient learning
  • Coordinates with all members of the hospital team in order to address patient care, resolve problems, and improve the delivery of multidisciplinary care on a daily basis
  • Applies individual and group problem solving; shares knowledge with others freely, consults openly, and assists others to interpret data
  • Uses verbal and written communication methods effectively
  • Provides input into refinement of nursing care plans developed by others
  • Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards
  • Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice
  • Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care
  • Follows all security, confidentiality, and privacy policies
  • Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within nursing practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals
  • Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice: antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, or neonatal
  • Able to express nursing values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding
  • Active participant in quality improvement processes
  • Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to nursing practice
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making
  • Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities
  • Ability to begin resuscitation efforts in adults/neonates in accordance with BLS guidelines until relieved by a physician/critical care nurse.
  • Initiates resuscitation efforts in neonates according to NRP guidelines.
  • Understands and adheres to principles of adult learning.
  • Provides and promotes lactation services at Aspen Valley Hospital utilizing evidence-based practice.
  • Adheres to baby friendly hospital initiative practices.
  • Implementation of evidence based breastfeeding practices. Population Specific Criteria:
    • Ensures developmentally appropriate care for antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal patients. Minimum Qualifications:
      • Minimum of 1 year required
      • Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
      • Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
      • Strong interpersonal skills required
      • Ability to work independently
      • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
      • Spanish preferred Education/Certification Requirements:
        • Associates Degree in Nursing: BSN preferred
        • Current Colorado License
        • NRP certification
        • Fetal Monitor certification
        • S.T.A.B.L.E. certification
        • Current BLS certification
        • Must pursue IBCLC within 5 years

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital Careers, Aspen , Perinatal Lactation RN, Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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