RN Traveler – HRH – PACU

October 3, 2020
Highlands Ranch, CO
Job Type


AdultInpatient PACU - RN Traveler - 13 week contract option to extend - NEW Highlands Ranch Hospital, Highlands Ranch, CO


72-80 hours/pay period(bi-weekly)

Shift- Days

Bachelor's degree inNursing (BSN) is preferred.

At UCHealth, we dothings differently
We believe insomething different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big waysand small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those weserve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health caresystem, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possibleexperience for our patients and their families. We foster a true humanconnection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career atUCHealth is more than a job- It's a passion.

With views of the Denver city skyline to the north and themajestic Rocky Mountains to the west, Highlands Ranch provides the best of bothworlds. It's not surprising that it made Time Money's list of top 6 places tolive in 2016 - this quaint town sits just 12 miles outside the bustling Denvermetro area, yet offers over 70 miles of trails, 20 parks, and 2 golf courses.Community events like Kid Fest, ice cream socials, open-air artist meet andgreets, and the Summer's Sunset Concert can engage the whole family. Spend anevening watching the sun set behind Chatfield Reservoir, strolling the botanicgardens, or socializing at one of Highlands Ranch's very own breweries. Its2,500 acres of preserved open space means that Highlands Ranch will alwaysremain a picturesque retreat tucked away on the outskirts of Colorado's biggestcity.

Summary -- Travel RN – PACU– Highlands Ranch Hospital, HighlandsRanch, CO

Preop/PACU 30 bay Preop/PACU. Department Preops and Recovers patients from 8 OR's, 2 Endoscopy Suites, Cath Lab, IR, Diagnostics Radiology

Averaging 35-45 cases a day.

Service Lines: Ortho, total joints, ENT, Head and Neck, Urology, GYN. We do not perform open heart surgeries, burn, or transplant surgeries and only care for patients 14 years old and greater than 40kg.

Main OR PACU experience required. We do not recover ICU patients; they go straight from the OR to the ICU. 70% of current case volume is outpatient and 30% is inpatient.

C N A's are also in the department to assist with patient care.

Three 12 hour shifts a week with extra shifts and overtime available.

Shifts M – F Start times vary but are usually 9am-930pm.

Call Requirements: 4 weeknights and 48 hours of weekend call coverage per 6 week schedule period. Weekends are split into 4 call shifts (Sat 6a-6p, 6p-6a Sun 6a-6p, 6p-6a)

Holiday call coverage is shared among staff.

Start date ASAP

PACU phase 1 and 2,prefer pre-op also.

2 years RN experience preferred

Travel RN contract andTeaching hospital experience strongly preferred


CPAN or CCRNpreferred. Not required

ASAP Start Date

Bachelor's degree inNursing (BSN) is strongly preferred. Please confirm BSN is complete.

As a UCHealth RNTraveler, you will enjoy living and working in one of the most naturallybeautiful states in the country. Spectacular wide open landscapes, incredibleblue skies, clear mountain streams and, of course, the majestic RockyMountains. To be considered as a UCHealth Traveler you must NOT be acurrent employee, and

you must live more than 75 miles away from thefacility in which you will be working.

Our UCHealth RNTravelers also reap the rewards and benefits of travel nursing.

Job Duties/Skills andAbilities

• Plans,implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment tooptimize outcomes and maximize available resources.

• Monitors, records, andcommunicates patient condition as appropriate. Collaborates as needed acrossdisciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge,referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs.

• Evaluates learning needs ofpatient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age,culture, condition, and circumstances.

• Effectively delegates patientcare to ancillary personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires.

Skills and Abilities:

Within scope of job,requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to workwith minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, andtake appropriate action. Follows Standard Precautions using personal protectiveequipment as required.


  • Graduate of an accredited Registered Nurse Program if less than three (3) years' experience.
  • 6 months nursing experience (in an acute setting)
  • State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) and any relevant unit specific certification requirement.
  • BLS, ACLS, and PALS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR, ACLS, and PALS and card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)


• Bachelor'sDegree in Nursing

• Experiencein a teaching/academic hospital

• Twoyears Travel RN experience

Due to Point of CareTesting duties associated with this position, upon hire, a copy of highestlevel of education (diploma, degree, or transcripts) would be required topresent to the hiring manager. If this is available to you at thistime, please attach it with your resume in one document.

Going beyond qualityrequires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectualcuriosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that theworld of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, notwhat is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of uscan find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll doeverything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career.There's no limits to your potential here.
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UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents andperspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer ourinstitution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer,UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on validrequirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in anyterms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminatedagainst because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender,national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexualorientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information orveteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any"qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under theAmericans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, whenthey do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.



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