Under minimal supervision, assists in developing and implementing initial training, future training and care team development programs for assigned areas. Conducts ongoing education for the team and is responsible for assuring the competency of the professional nurse and unlicensed personnel in those assigned areas. Evidence of competency is reviewed and documented at least annually and is based upon the most recent evidence and best practices. Lead the departments evidences base orientation program. Adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing practice / process and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics (2015)* to provide care to all healthcare consumers. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based practices and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas in daily practice. "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder / Director, Watson Caring Science Institute."
•Facilitate learning by creating an environment that supports achievement of desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes.•Develop competency outcomes and designing curricula that reflect educational needs of the department/organization•Teach courses and provide training to licensed nurses and unlicensed personal•Develop maintain and revise learning modules and lesson plans •Utilize a variety of strategies to assess and evaluate knowledge and competencies.•Engage in policy development and revisions through research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information.•Incorporate evidence-based research into education plans, patient treatment plans, and nursing practices•Promote critical thinking among nurses, and show commitment to professional development and lifelong learning•Serves as a mentor to nurses, and identify growth opportunities and education needs for practicing nurses•Maintain current knowledge of trends in area of expertise•Able to perform essential duties of direct reporting positions•Pursues community and academic engagement•Support and implementation of organizational initiatives and strategic planning•Pursue continuous quality improvements and patient safety and quality care•Promote patient experience•Promote employee engagement•Other duties as assigned.
•Teach courses and provide training to licensed nurses, surgical technicians and unlicensed personnel
- Ability to instruct for mandatory ED specific courses
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
•Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process / Performance [ANA Standards addendum- signed] and accrediting body standards.•Strong understanding and display of the principals of customer service as it applies to patients, staff and the community•Ability to assist in identifying ways to promote quality patient-centric care and maintain Denver Health's high level of patient satisfaction. [Nursing Vision Statement]•Ability to work effectively in a team matrix environment. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels and in a cross functional environment.•Ability to work closely with multidisciplinary staff, charge nurses, clinical nurse educator(s), and Nursing Managers, providers,, executive leadership to provide care to patients with respect to their uniqueness using informed judgment, competence, individual qualifications, and collaboration with the health care team. •Ability to demonstrate an understanding of assessment findings as they relate to the disease process and continuum of care.•Supports compliance with national patient safety goals, accrediting agency standards, and quality initiatives.•Evaluates practice in relation to professional standards, statues, regulatory requirements, hospital and departmental policies, and standards of care.•Promotes quality care by redefining priorities for care based on evaluation of healthcare consumer/family response or changing condition.
- Clinical expertise and knowledge of rules and regulations governing Emergency Medicine
- Data analysis of pertinent patient quality metrics
• Bachelor's Degree (Required) •Completion of an accredited nursing education program that satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses. •Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) required. Master Degree in Nursing or related field preferred.•3 years direct patient care nursing experience.
• Master's Degree
• Registered Nurse (Required) •Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. •National board certification is a preference and encouraged for all nurse leaders•*Specialty certifications as required or recommended per unitAll Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment•Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. •National board certification is a preference and encouraged for all nurse leaders•*Specialty certifications as required or recommended per unitAll Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment
• Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required) •American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) •American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support•ACLS •PALS •ATCN and or/TNCC•Specialty certification
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, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near 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. As an EOE, Denver Health 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.