Aug 03, 2020

RN/Registered Nurse Observation Unit

  • Centura Health
  • Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Job Description

RN/Registered Nurse Observation Unit

Requisition ID 2020-22610 Department PEN 7 SOUTH OBSERVATION UNIT Facility PSF-PENROSE HOSPITAL Location US-CO-Colorado Springs Shift Nights Work Type Full-Time FTE 0.900 FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Welcome to Centura Health

Welcome to Centura Health – the largest health ecosystem in Colorado and Kansas. Welcome to living your mission among thousands of people on fire to live theirs too. Welcome to options and possibility where you can chart the direction and flow of your career. Welcome to the freedom to believe in what you believe, and welcome to a family guided by shared values and a commitment to extending the healing ministry of Christ. Welcome to extremely important industry challenges and opportunities to solve complex problems. Welcome to highly intelligent teams and overflowing community. And welcome to wholeness of mind, body and spirit. Welcome to Centura Health.

Flourishing Begins Here

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.

Job description:

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.

What You Bring/Job Requirements

In addition to bringing your whole self to the workplace each day, qualified candidates will need the following:

  • RN License required; Current state nursing licenses or RN license from a participating state in the National Licensure Compact
  • Nursing Diploma or Associates Degree in Nursing required; Bachelors Degree in Nursing preferred
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required for new graduates, preferred for experienced RN's
  • BLS from the American Heart Association required
  • NIHSS required upon hire or within 6 months of hire
  • Basic EKG Rhythm Class required upon hire or within 6 months of hire
  • One year RN experience required
  • Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty

Physical Requirements - Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)

Your Connected Community

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.