Job: Staff Registered Nurse (RN) - Clinic - Adult Occ Med Clinic

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Job Description

Adult Occ Med Clinic

Full Time (30-39 hours per week)

Day Shift


Job Details:

We are looking for a Staff RN for our Adult Occupation Health Clinic, can it be you? We would like someone who independently plans and provides general nursing care for patients and families in the ambulatory outpatient care setting utilizing a systematic approach incorporating assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Practices in accordance with physician orders, established policies and procedures, and the values stated in the National Jewish Health and the Department of Nursing vision and mission. Provides nursing services within the scope of the RN as defined by the Colorado Board of Nursing.

What does the Division of Environmental and Occupation Health Science do? We are a multidisciplinary team focused on the detection, treatment and prevention of pulmonary diseases that are primarily a result of occupational/environmental exposures. We provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with a broad range of occupational/environmental and granulomatous lung diseases. We also work with employees, unions, industry, government and others to provide exposure assessment, medical surveillance, respirator fit programs and education to ultimately reduce and prevent occupational and environmental illnesses.

Why National Jewish Health? With more than 25 years of experience, our division is recognized internationally for its comprehensive clinical, research and educational programs in occupational and environmental lung diseases. We have a number of research programs. Specifically, we define the clinical presentation of new and already known occupational and environmental lung diseases, their natural history and the exposures, as well as clinical, genetic and other risk factors and inflammatory/immunologic mechanisms that lead to these occupational/environmental and other granulomatous lung diseases.

This position is full time and 30 hours per week.

Essential Responsibilities

  1. Perform the following basic competencies: Provision of age-specific care, completion of general nursing competencies through the annual skills review, and any unit-specific competencies (if applicable, see addendum).
  2. Utilizes the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation) incorporating interdisciplinary needs, patient/family goals, and cultural/spiritual beliefs.
  3. Develops and documents a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family and other health team members identifying actual and potential patient care needs. Updates to plan of care are documented approved format.
  4. Performs procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients in accordance with National Jewish Health Policies and Procedures.
  5. Accurately documents nursing activity and the patient's response to nursing intervention using approved format.
  6. Formulates, documents, and updates an individual teaching plan including but not limited to disease process and appropriate use of medications. Demonstrates effective patient teaching skills using one-on-one interventions and written National Jewish Health supportive material.
  7. Manages a typical patient assignment, setting priorities, organizing activities, and utilizing available resources. Anticipates, initiates, and coordinates prescriptions/orders/referrals.
  8. Integrates, prioritizes and acts upon simultaneous sources of information requiring the attention of the professional nurse.
  9. Manages telephone communications including: assessing patient needs over the phone; providing appropriate advice; directing patient to appropriate level of care; communicating status to physician; addressing prescription requests; documenting actions in approved format.
  10. May facilitate physician consultation requests with National Jewish physicians.
  11. May perform clinic appropriate telephone triage utilizing the nursing process to assess the caller's needs, plan the intervention and evaluate the intervention when appropriate.
  12. Demonstrates patient/family advocacy. Includes them as members of the health care team in identifying care needs and determining actions for resolution.
  13. Demonstrates professionalism as evidenced by positive problem solving, utilization of available resources and respecting/acknowledging team effort. Assumes Charge nurse responsibilities ( if applicable to specific unit)
  14. Demonstrates knowledge of and supports changes in practice and initiatives of National Jewish Health implemented to improve quality of care.
  15. Participates in the development of unit standards, policy and procedures.
  16. Supports financial initiatives of the institution, department, and unit.
  17. Participates in own professional development' Identifies learning needs and seeks appropriate assistance and educational offerings. Willingly and effectively uses input from others for individual growth.
  18. Assists others in developing their skills, knowledge and abilities. Serves as a preceptor for new staff during orientation and continues as a role model, mentor and resource to all staff in the institution
  19. Shares knowledge and skills by presenting unit based or departmental educational offerings yearly. This may include but is not limited to live presentations, posters, literature reviews and patient education material

Knowledge and Skills

Incumbent must have exceptional oral and written communication skills; including telephonic skills and etiquette; attention to detail and ability to multi-task; and possess strong organizational skills. Capacity to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers while maintaining confidentiality. Incumbent must be a positive, professional team player. Must be knowledgeable in the scope of practice of the Registered Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Medical Assistant. Must apply appropriate application of the nursing process, professional theory and practice. Must have the ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, members of the healthcare team, and administration. Incumbent must possess effective computer skills and the ability to use multiple software applications. Must demonstrate the ability to perform basic life support skills in an emergency.


Graduation from an Accredited School of Nursing is required. BSN is preferred.


Current Colorado RN License and current CPR/BLS certification (ACLS or PALS if applicable for specific unit) isrequired.

Work Experience

A minimum of two (2) years of recent and related RN experience is required. Different patient care areas may require additional experience.



National Jewish Health
Human Resources
1400 Jackson St
Denver, CO 80206
Job Line: 1.800.686.9512


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