Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: October 2, 2021
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:
Monday-Friday work week -days shift (no call, no evenings and no
weekends), competitive compensation, relocation bonus, option for
temporary housing to assist with relocation if needed, generous
comprehensive benefits package, being part of a very cohesive &
supportive team, and much more.
The Same Day Surgery nurse will spend the majority of their time
(90% or more) with the same day surgery department serving as an
active member of the nursing team. The remaining 10% will be
serving as PAT (pre-anesthesia testing) RN for surgical patients.
Proficiency will be required within both roles.
Primary Scope of Responsibilities of Same Day Surgery
- The nurse provides nursing care to the pre-operative, phase two
and the out-patient Peri-operative services patient.
- The nurse prepares the patient for surgery including completion
of the pre-operative check list, medications as ordered, preps and
test so there will be no delays in care. Plans an efficient OR
schedule for patients with interdepartmental and intra-departmental
services and staff.
- In addition to the normal patient teaching the SDS nurse is
responsible for providing comprehensive pre-op, discharge teaching
and health counseling. The SDS nurse is responsible for follow-up
phone calls with additional teaching as necessary.
- All nursing documentation and assessment of the patient is to
be carried out in accordance to unit specific and hospital policy
in ORM electronic documentation module. It is the responsibility of
the SDS nurse to understand the functionality and use of new
- Ensures developmentally appropriate care for pediatric, adult
and geriatric patients.
- Assistance with any needed functions within the department.
This includes, but is not limited to: Housekeeping Functions,
Assisting in Sterile Processing/Instrument Cleaning, Materials
Management and Room Stocking, and Floating to other Departments
within Surgical Services or the Hospital if needed. These roles
will be assigned by the Charge Nurse or Director as needed.
Primary Scope of Responsibilities of Patient Navigator/PAT
- Works collaboratively with the anesthesiologist and the
patient/family having surgery to ensure the patient and family are
well-informed and prepared for surgery and all documentation is
available preoperatively in the patients' chart. This
responsibility may include pre-procedure and follow-up telephonic
or electronic check-in, the mailing/shipment of information or
materials, and connecting client to the appropriate clinical team
for instructions, clarifications, or follow-up.
- Works with clinical and administrative teams to schedule
patients for services post-operatively. This may include working
with hospital staff, orthopedic physicians, community physical
therapists, and others to determine the best date and time to begin
the services, arrange transportation and travel, transmit
information collected, and seamlessly hand-off any established
client relationship to the appropriate professional.
- Keeps an accurate and complete record of all communications and
- Maintains cooperative working relationship with hospital
personnel and physicians in order to resolve problems and to
enhance smooth and efficient delivery of services.
- Communicates with physicians, nursing staff, families, and
other disciplines to formulate a plan of care based on patient
needs. Participate in the Transitions of Care team to coordinate
the discharge process as a multidisciplinary plan of care. Provide
frontline leadership support and orthopedic guidance for the
inpatient nursing departments.
- Supports the RN Case Management role with utilization review
and discharge planning processes for orthopedic patients.
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
- Current Colorado RN (or compact) license required upon
- Previous nursing experience required in at least one of the
following areas is required: Same Day Surgery, PACU, PAT, or
- American Heart Association certifications:
- BLS required
- ACLS within 6 months of hire
- PALS within 6 months of hire
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
Pay range for new hires:
Minimum = $31.16/hr
Mid-Point = $40.52/hr
Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off,
health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement, and much
more can be viewed here.
Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Registered Nurse, Other , Aspen, Colorado
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