Denver Health Registered Nurse - Public Health in Denver, Colorado
Job Summary Under general supervision responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and case management of patients with latent and active forms of tuberculosis according to CDC and TB Clinic treatment guidelines. Under general supervision, utilizes the nursing process to provide care to all patients with respect for their uniqueness using informed judgment, individual competence and qualifications, and collaboration with the health care team. Assesses patient’s physical and psychological condition on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care. Documents patient's medical status during outpatient encounter.
Minimum Qualifications Education: Completion of a nursing education program that satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses. BSN preferred.
Experience: Typical candidate will have two years experience in a patient care setting.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of techniques, methods and competencies of clinical nursing practices. Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care environment. Knowledge of standards, polices and procedures of Denver Health as they pertain to nursing. Skills to properly use medical instruments and laboratory equipment. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form. Ability to apply nursing principles, practices and techniques. Ability to assess the needs of patients with varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds and coordinate proper nursing care. Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations. Ability to apply nursing principles, practices and techniques. Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper evaluation and treatment protocols. Ability to use computers and computer systems. Bilingual skills preferred.
Certificate/License/Registration: Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the Sate of Colorado or a participating compact state.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
“Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Facility: Denver Health Main Campus, 777 Bannock St.
Area of Interest: Nursing
Shift Type: Varies
Requisition ID: 51977
Employment Type: Full-Time
Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years
Education Required: Associates Degree
Certification/Licensure/Registrations Required: RN License