Job Description

*National Jewish Health - Main Campus · Nursing - Administration
Denver, CO
Registered Nursing
Full Time (40 hours per week), Variable Shift, Varies
Posted 08/07/2018
Req # 11682

Some call it a career. For us it’s a calling.
National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Clinical House Nursing Supervisor to join our Department of Nursing team. The candidate selected for this role will function as the lead responder for urgent and emergent clinical situations throughout the clinics and ancillary departments.  He/she will function as the on-site administrative authority for Nursing Service and provide direct operational supervision of all nursing units during off hours.  Assists the Chief Nursing Officer by supervising staff, problem solving, initiating changes, providing crisis intervention and insuring safe care.  Ensures adequate and safe staffing for patient care units.
This position will impact the institution by providing advanced patient care while leading our Rapid Response and Code Blue teams, and by functioning as a positive resource for a wide variety of care delivery issues. The ideal candidate will display competence in Emergency Nursing care, as evidenced with years working in an emergency department; demonstrate leadership through guiding the efforts of other staff, inspiring excellence, and solving problems so patients receive the best possible care.
As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. If you believe in Science Transforming Life, we invite you to join our team.


The scheudle for this position is still being determined and will be either 8-hour or 10-hour shifts during the bulk of the business day.  May need to work weekends.  

Position Summary

The Rapid Response RN responds and partners with the Medical Officer of the Day (MOD) on all consult, codes and rapid response situations throughout the hospital.  The Rapid Response RN functions autonomously in critical situations, assigns tasks to those in attendance and ensures the safety and wellbeing of the patient.  The Rapid Response RN is a clinical resource for the institution in non-emergent consult situations. The Rapid Response RN uses specialized knowledge and may perform the activities of administration, supervision, delegation and evaluation of nursing practice as delegated.  

Essential Duties
  1. Leads responses to all emergent or consult calls and codes throughout the institution. 
  2. Demonstrates clinical competence in routine assessment and interventions as evidenced through the departmental competency program.
  3. Utilizes clinical opportunities to teach/guide staff in appropriate interventions in patient care.  
  4. Assists with and at times may oversee admissions, transfers and discharges during shift. 
  5. Addresses patient triage phone calls and provide appropriate clinical intervention.  Conducts procedure call-backs and completes medication refills.
  6. Manages the emergency preparedness process for clinical areas.  Runs mock codes for main campus and satellite offices.
  7. Collaborates with the nursing staff, medical director(s) of various units and multidisciplinary health care team to provide cost-effective, quality patient care delivery that is consistent with national standards and guidelines.
  8. Participates in quality improvement in nursing by directing appropriate activities and by encouraging staff to develop and contribute to QI programs.

Other Duties
  1. Provides administrative support to clinical staff as requested.  Acts as staff back-up covering for meetings and assists with patient care in all areas as needed.  
  2. Assists with RN Lead coverage due to illness, absences, and vacations as needed. 
  3. Serves as the RN clinical lead during weekend shifts.
  4. Incident command leader until appropriate Senior Leader is available to take over command.

  • Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health. 
  • Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences. 
  • Ethics:  Practices ethically; Integrates the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements to guide practice; demonstrates compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of all people; advocates for healthcare consumer’s rights to informed decision-making and self-determination; maintains therapeutic relationships and professional boundaries; safeguards privacy and confidentiality of healthcare consumers, and their data and information [Standard of Professional Performance  (SPP) 7]. 
  • Informing and Communicating:  Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message [SPP 9].
  • Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  • Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation and comparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analyses and make recommendations.
  • Professional Development: Actively identifies in new area with preceptor learning opportunities and unit specific competencies; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill to enhance contribution to the organization [SPP 12, 15].
  • Quality of Practice:  Contributes to quality nursing practice: Ensures practice is safe, effective, efficient, equitable, timely, and patient centered; identifies barriers and opportunities to improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency, equitability, timeliness, and patient centeredness; recommends strategies to improve nursing quality [SPP 14].


Associate Degree of Nursing required.  Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred.  

Work Experience

3 years recent (within the last 4 years) adult critical care experience as a licensed RN required.  Recent emergency department experience highly preferred (current or within the last 2-5 years).  General pediatric experience highly preferred.    

Special Training, Certification or Licensure

Current Colorado  RN License, BLS required, ACLS required, PALS required (within 90 days of hire)


Application Instructions

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