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Registered Nurse

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: September 4, 2021

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.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.

Job Overview:

The Snowmass Clinic / Basalt After Hours Clinic (SMC/BAHC) Primary Registered Nurse, provides professional nursing care in accordance with known/accepted standards of practice and AVH policies. The nurse provides clinical care in collaboration with other clinic staff and assists with administrative duties, as needed, under the direction of the Department Nurse Supervisor, Charge Nurse and Providers.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Fully competent in the primary nurse role at SMC/BAHC; performs patient and family assessment with problem identification, plans care accordingly; implements and evaluates plan of care so problems are addressed and/or resolved.
  • Utilize a problem-based assessment, collaborate with MD on plan of care and implement plan of care.
  • Triage and prioritize patient situations, including patients who present to the clinic as a walk in, as a ski patrol transfer and/or patient phone calls. Initiate appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. Delegate appropriate tasks to the medical assistant or other qualified clinic staff.
  • Respond to clinical needs of patients based on acuity, nursing standards, and AVH policies and procedures. Make value-added resource decisions for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment, and acuity of care.
  • Demonstrate competency in all aspects of day to day operations of the clinic including patient care, triaging phone calls, obtaining POC labs, obtaining interpreter as needed, patient education, assisting MD, anticipating patient care needs, preparation and processing of medical records, and facilitating follow-up care. Assist with registration as needed and ensure appropriate charges are documented for patient care.
  • Facilitate patient/work flow and efficiency in the clinic through collaboration with clinic staff.
  • Medication Management: maintain proper documentation of in clinic and dispensed meds including proper Pyxis use. Perform appropriate med counts for inventory keeping. Notify Department Nurse Supervisor when medications are low and need to be reordered. Label all dispensed meds according to AVH policy.
  • Record pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policies. At SMC/BAHC, documentation includes nursing assessment form, Medication Reconciliation form, and patient education/discharge instruction form.
  • Follow established PPE Guidelines.
  • Alert Department Nurse Supervisor, Office Manager, or Department Director of issues, concerns, supply, or operational needs that require hierarchal authority to solve.


Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Current Colorado RN License (or compact) is required
  • Required certifications through American Heart Association:
    • BLS
    • ACLS
    • PALS or ENPC
    • TNCC (preferred)
  • 2 years of ED or Urgent Care experience is required


Benefits & Compensation:

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.

Pay range for new hires:

PRN Minimum = $34.28/hr

PRN Mid-Point = $44.57/hr

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Registered Nurse, Other , Aspen, Colorado

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