Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: October 13, 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:
Highly competitive pay, 40 hours per week, comprehensive benefits
package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first
30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive
team, four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep, and
The Emergency Department Registered Nurse 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 the primary nurse role on unit; performs
patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans
care accordingly; implements and evaluates plan of care so that
problems are resolved.
- Maintain competency in the care of the medical surgical patient
with emphasis on orthopedic and general surgeries.
- Maintain competency in the care of the pediatric patient.
- Maintain competency in the care of the patient requiring
- Cross-train to OB and the care of the postpartum patient (or
ICU when approved by director).
- Clinical Skills: Demonstrates Emergency Nursing Skills
in compliance with AVH policy, JCAHO, CMS, CAH Standards and
National Patient Safety Goals. These skills include a professional
introduction, timely triage, compassionate care, complete and
accurate documentation, medication safety, appropriate and timely
reassessment, a team approach to communicating patient's care and
change of status, and timely communication with other departments
and House Supervisor for admissions or continuum of care.
- Technical Skills: Demonstrates competency and knowledge
of equipment and procedures commonly performed in the ED and Trauma
Room. Maintains all required certifications.
- Departmental Responsibilities: Actively participates in
department meetings with attendance of 80% or better. Completes
five chart audits per month. Monitors equipment status and
identifies need for repairs. Stocking and supply assessment as part
of daily shifts. Reads and responds appropriately to departmental
emails and postings. Maintains awareness of AVATAR patient
satisfaction improvement initiatives.
- Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department
specific continuing education that improves patient care or
professional practice. Areas of focus should include but are not
limited to: orthopedic trauma management including splinting, wound
care, procedural sedation, trauma patient management, high altitude
related illness, head injury assessment and management, pain
management, stroke assessment and management, chest pain and
cardiac arrest management. Participates in Annual ER Winter
Workshop and AVH Skills Fair.
Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
- Current Colorado RN License (or compact)
- Minimum of 1 full year of RN experience in a high-volume ER
setting is required. (Please do not apply if you do not have this
experience as it is absolutely required)
- Required certifications through American Heart
- PALS or ENPC
- TNCC within two years 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
Minimum = $34.28/hr
Mid-Point = $44.60/hr
Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off,
health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement can be
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