CO - Med/Surg RN - Nights

Lamar, CO

*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
Job Summary:Provides direct and indirect patient care in the hospital setting.  Manages and provides care to these patients via the nursing process, therapeutic environment, treatment modalities and inter-disciplinary collaboration.  Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patients clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.  Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.  Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.  Assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. Regulatory Requirements:§  Graduate from accredited school of nursing§  Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Colorado or compact state.§  Current BLS certification§  RNs must attain within one (1) year of employment and then maintain bi-yearly an American Heart Association ACLS and PALS certification. §  Maintains appropriate license and certifications per unit specifications without allowing expiration. Language Skills:§  Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.§  Additional languages a benefit.§  Effective interpersonal skills. Skills:§  Basic computer skills.§  Good organizational and communication skills.§  Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.§  Work independently and with a team.§  Ability to work with physicians in a collaborative manner.       Working Conditions:       Because patients need round-the-clock care, working hours include days, nights, weekends and holidays.  The number of patients assigned per shift will vary, however in most settings, the caseload is evenly distributed and the environment is fast-paced.  Nurses spend considerable time walking, bending, stretching and standing; they assist in patient transfers, so to guard against back injury, they must follow proper body mechanics and procedures for lifting/moving patients.  Nurses may face hazards from exposure to chemicals and infectious diseases. In addition, they treat patients that may be confused, irrational, agitated, and/or uncooperative.  Physical Demands:§  For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.               May involve lifting up to or greater than fifty (50) pounds.               Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.               Ability to bend, lean and stoop without hindrance: full range of body motion               Possess fine motor skills.               Normal visual acuity with or without correction.               Normal range of hearing.§  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of the position without compromising client care.  

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