Job Description


National Jewish Health/*National Jewish Health - Main Campus/Nursing Pool

Denver, CO

Pool/Per Diem (no benefits)

Work Hours: Variable Hours

Req # 12931

Registered Nurse Pool (RN) and Clinical Nursing Supervisor

Are you ready to be part of an exceptional team of nurses providing care to patients who come from around the world to seek our expertise and receive the highest quality of personalized care?  National Jewish Health is an extraordinary healthcare facility.  National Jewish Health is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders.  You can be part of this care plan.

National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Night Shift Pool Registered Nurse (RN) in our Adult Inpatient Unit with interest in also supporting our unique facility as a night Clinical Nursing Supervisor.  The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong Med/Surg background and exhibit critical thinking for general medicine and infectious disease patients.  This nurse is highly motivated and self-directed with the ability to critically think when changes in a patient’s condition arise and react accordingly using patient-centered care based on evidence-based practice and nursing standards.

The Clinical Nursing Supervisor functions autonomously in critical situations, assigns tasks to those in attendance, and ensures the safety and wellbeing of the patient.  The Clinical Nursing Supervisor is a clinical resource for the institution in non-emergent consult situations. The Clinical Nursing Supervisor uses specialized knowledge and may perform the activities of administration, supervision, delegation, and evaluation of nursing practice as delegated.

At National Jewish Health, we recognize the value of our nurses’ contributions to health care and the promotion of clinical excellence. We build systems that support nursing practice and teamwork and create an atmosphere that encourages nursing excellence. 

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.

Position Summary

Accurately plans and provides professional nursing care for patients, families, and communities utilizing a systematic approach incorporating assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.  The Registered Nurse Pool is responsible and accountable for the facilitation and management of care coordination across the healthcare continuum.  Utilizes the nursing process to work with interdisciplinary teams to provide safe and personalized care.  Demonstrates core competencies in the area of practice.

Essential Duties

  1. Assessment:  Collects pertinent data and information relative to the patient’s and family’s health or situation.  Demonstrates proficient, skillful and rapid assessment in triage of patient problems and needs in the outpatient clinic, specialty care area, telephone health services setting, and/or ongoing care [Standard of Practice (SP) 1].
  1. Analyzes assessment data to determine actual or potential problems and issues. Prioritizing a focus on wellness, health promotion, chronic disease management, and disease prevention [SP 2].
  1. Identifies expected outcomes for an individualized plan for the patient/family, recognizing that the patient and family are in control regarding the choice and compliance with a care regimen [SP 3].
  1. Develops, intervenes, evaluates a plan of care in collaboration with patients, families, and other team members identifying actual and potential patient care needs.  Updates the plan of care and documents in the approved format.  Documents nursing activity and the patient’s response to nursing intervention. [SP 4].
  1. Ensures the plan of care reflects the cultural, spiritual, intellectual, age, educational, and psychosocial differences of individual patients, families, groups, and communities [SP 4].
  1. Implements identified plan.  Establishes competencies and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients in accordance with National Jewish Health Policies and Procedures [SP 5].
  1. Conducts time-limited, episodic, individual nurse-patient encounters and interventions and frequently establishes long-term relationships with patients, families, and caregivers [SP 5].  
  1. 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 [SP 5].
  1. Coordination: facilitates access to appropriate medical and health care, nursing consultation /intervention, follow-up, and surveillance [SP 5a].
  1. Teaching: Provides patient education using methods and approaches recognizing the specific needs and concerns of the individual patient; supports the patient and caregiver (s) to become informed customers about the options, costs, risks, and benefits of health care services [SP 5b].  
  1. Recommends evidenced based practice and research strategies to improve nursing quality.

 

Other Duties

None

 

Competencies

  1. 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.
  1. 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].
  1. 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].
  1. Collaboration/Teamwork:  Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others [SPP 10].
  1. Leadership:  Encourages innovation in practice and role performance to attain personal and professional plans, goals, and vision; manages change and conflict; retains accountability for delegated nursing care; contributes to the evolution of the profession through participation in professional organizations. [SPP 11].
  1. 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].
  1. Evidence-based Practice and Research: Integrates evidence and research findings into practice; Articulates the values of research and its application relative to the healthcare setting; identifies questions in the healthcare setting and practice that can be answered by nursing research; uses current evidence-based knowledge, including research findings, to guide practice; incorporates evidence when initiating change in practice [SPP 13].
  1. 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].

 

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility

In Clinical Nursing Supervisor role:  Manages 5-10 employees.

 

Travel

None

 

Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  1. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  1. Be well-groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  1. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  1. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  1. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  1. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  1. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education

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

Work Experience

A minimum of 2 years of recent and related Registered Nurse (RN) experience required.  Different patient care areas may require specific skill-set experience.

Special Training, Certification or Licensure

Current Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) License and current CPR/BLS, ACLS certifications required.

 

Application Instructions

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