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The South Observation Unit at Penrose Hospital is home to 11 beds. We are an extension of the Emergency Department. Our patient’s average length of stay is currently 18 hours. We see a mix of patients and including “rule out” stroke and chest pain patients. We do not function as an overflow unit. We share a Charge RN and Unit Secretary with the Intermediate Care Unit. There is great team work between both units. The Observation unit can be very fast-paced so we look for nurses who are fast-paced and compassionate.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating, and collaborating with both the healthcare team, and the patient/family to identify and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. Promotes the optimal health, well-being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.
In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:
Physical Requirements - Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation.