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Charge Nurse

Company: Vail Health
Location: Vail
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:


  • Provide direction and supervision to other staff caring for patients in the unit. Organize, coordinate, and facilitate patient care. Serve as subject matter expert for clinical education. Collaborate with clinical providers, staff, and clinical leadership to achieve optimal patient outcomes.


      • Maintain daily operational aspects of the unit to include, but not limited to, scheduling, timecard edits, and ordering of supplies. Manage nurse/patient ratios to ensure safe, quality care and financial responsibility. Manage resources to minimize overtime.

      • Serve as a resource in the provision of care, providing staff supervision and fostering professional growth. Serve as the unit expert and resource to staff and physicians. Utilize appropriate resources as necessary. Apprize Unit Director/Manager of any issues outside of normal practice standards.

      • Act as role model for high level of nursing professionalism and application, while moving the patient efficiently through the care continuum. Function as a member/leader of the interdisciplinary care delivery team.

      • Provide expert level of patient assessment to include biophysical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, environmental, self-care and discharge/transfer needs, care planning, and intervention while embracing Relationship-Based Care delivery model. Research and implement evidence-based care appropriate to the care setting. Practice according to Vail Health Nursing Professional Model of Care. Provide direct patient care on the ICU 1-3 times per week as required.

      • Participate in the interviewing, monitoring, coaching, precepting, evaluating, and disciplining processes. Coaches in private and commends in public. Work in a respectful and patient manner, recognizing that others may contribute to the team differently.

      • Participate in quality improvement programs and Peaks of Excellence program. Serve as the Unit Practice Council chair and ICU representative for Pathway to Excellence.

      • Manage patient, physician, and staff expectations by proactively communicating. Accurately assess education level of patient/family and provide appropriate education as needed. Provide education according to established policies and procedures.

      • Act as a unit liaison, including being familiar with the budget process and staffing levels, regularly attending meetings, and supporting the functions of various teams.

      • Role models the principals of Just Culture and utilizes Quantros for the reporting of medical errors and near misses.

      • Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.


        • Experience:

            • Three years of critical care nursing experience required.

            • License(s):

                • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required

                • Certification(s):

                    • Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association required.

                    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required

                    • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required

                    • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) preferred

                    • Computer / Typing:

                        • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

                        • Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.

                        • Education:

                            • Minimum of Associate Nursing Degree for positions hired after 07/01/2018.

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