RN Acute Care - Neurosciences
Posted on: September 16, 2023
Provides direct patient care using the nursing process in
accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with
the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
The Neuroscience Unit here at UCHealth is a 36-bed unit
specializing in the complex care of both neurosurgical and
neurological patients. We are a Comprehensive Stroke Certified
We care for highly complex stroke cases from around the region. We
have the experience and expertise to care for patients with large
ischemic strokes, intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid
hemorrhages. All of our nurses are NIH Certified to care for this
specific patient population. Our neurosurgical population consists
of patients with a variety of brain and spine tumors, aneurysms,
DBS placement for Parkinson's patients and a wide array of spinal
surgeries. We are a Level 4 Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Our
patients are admitted to our EMU to provide comprehensive
diagnostic and treatment services to patients with uncontrolled
seizures. Our nurses receive special training in order to safely
care for the epileptic patients. As an academic medical center, we
embrace a multidisciplinary, collaborative commitment to excellence
in patient care and advanced professional practice through:
--- Achievement of specialty certification: Certified Neuroscience
Registered Nurse (CNRN)and Stroke Certified Registered Nurse
--- Our shared governance structure with unit-based committees
offers opportunities to share talents and professional growth.
--- Our UEXCEL program provides opportunities for clinical
advancement that permits registered nurse career progression, while
encouraging the nurse to remain in a clinical position delivering
direct patient care
Provides care in a 24/7 Acute Care environment.
Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on
patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as
appropriate to a multidisciplinary care team. Collaborates as
needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including
patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial
Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides
patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition,
and circumstances. Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary
personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive
judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be
able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate
- Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing
program if less than 3 years' experience.
- Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
- State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider
- 6 months of nursing (RN) experience.
- BLS 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 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.)
The pay range for this position is: $33.08 - $51.27 / hour. Pay is
dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive
total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this
package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement
plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance
with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing
education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits
such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees
and their family members have full access to our Employee
Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits
and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In
addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending
upon their need.
At UCHealth, we do things differently
We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of
every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the
extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest
and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the
commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients
and their families. We foster a true human connection and give
people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at
UCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion.
Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent,
integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for
individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is
ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is
easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can
find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth,
we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a
meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.
UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and
perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our
institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer,
UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on
valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in
any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be
discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed,
color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental
or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity,
transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth
does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a
disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act
and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an
undue hardship on the organization.
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