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RN/Registered Nurse ICU PRN

Centura Health

This is a Contract position in Durango, CO posted July 1, 2020.

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 Medical Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Regional Medical Center has eight beds and we generally staff for six beds. Our average census is about five and we occasionally go up to eight patients. Here, we care for a wide variety of patients who are mostly medical ICU and have some surgical and cardiac patients. Some therapies we use include ventilators, postarrest hypothermia catheters, arterial lines, IABP, Swan-Ganz catheters and medications that require frequent titration. Occasionally we will have overflow from step-down. We have an awesome team including nursing, a 24/7 dedicated intensivist and respiratory therapist, so we have a wealth of experience and knowledge on our team. Benefits here include low employee turnover and self-scheduling. Team members must be detail oriented, inquisitive individuals who are willing to stay current with the latest evidence-based practices.

Centura Health”s nurses have the right resources and leadership to practice at the top of their license with an organization that is consistently raising the bar on care excellence. Our system includes several Magnet-designated facilities (with more hospitals on the Magnet journey) and provides nurses with development, cross-training and options to flex and advance throughout their career journey.

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 upon hire or withn 30 days
  • ACLS required upon hire or within 90 days
  • PALS, PEARs, OR ENCP required upon hire or within 6 months
  • One year RN experience required
  • Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to ICU

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

The 0.02 FTE is two shifts per 4 week schedule. Nights is 6p to 6a.

Your Connected Community

Mercy Regional Medical Center is an 82 bed, acute care hospital located in the scenic southwestern Colorado town of Durango. It is the only hospital in Colorado to be rated by Medicare with five stars for overall hospital quality. It is recognized for excellence in orthopedic and spine surgery and for outstanding patient experience and patient safety. Mercy has also received ten consecutive ”A” grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. Our providers use state-of-the-art technology in an environment designed to promote wellbeing and healing of body, mind, and spirit. Among the many specialty services available at Mercy are emergency care (Level III trauma designation), surgical care, cardiac care (including interventional), Orthopedic and Spine Centers of Excellence, a Family Birthing Center, home care, hospice care more. Durango offers an exceptional quality of life with small town charm, excellent schools, and year-round, world-class outdoor recreation opportunities including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking, camping and more.

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