To us, it’s about living life to the fullest while serving our
patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and
passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating
the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not,
we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the
work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.
POSITION PURPOSE: Two to three sentences describing the overall
purpose of the position.
This position assumes responsibility and accountability for
providing nursing care for patients and their families. Provide
expert, compassionate, individualized nursing care for patients and
families. Collaborate with providers, staff and other members of
the team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Maximum of ten functions in order of
percentage of time spent on functions from longest to shortest; do
not list anything that does not represent at least 10% of the job’s
time. Please include supervisory responsibilities.
Oversee the daily patient flow to optimize patient care, safety
and satisfaction using healthcare assessment skills, prioritizing
skills and critical thinking skills.
Triage incoming patient requests for services.
Deliver patient education to facilitate plan of care,
employer-informed healthcare choices, and promote optimal
Delegate care appropriately and according to Colorado
Administer medications, perform treatments, and assist in
procedures as needed, while consistently adhering to patient safety
Coordinate patient care to achieve the highest possible level of
patient care and satisfaction.
As needed, handle high telephone volume of patient requests for
medications, information, and assistance.
Work independently, as needed, with minimal supervision.
Deliver excellent service by utilizing Relationship-Based Care
to advocate for safety, patient preferences, and optimal
communication through partnering with patients and families.
Role models the principles of a Just Culture
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to
be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts
or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an
accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements - Required and/or
One-year of critical care or emergency experience required.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from
a valid compact state required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required
Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) required
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) ~OR~ Emergency Nursing
Pediatric Course (ENPC) required.
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.
Minimum of Associate Nursing Degree for positions hired after
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit
community health care system serving patients and guests from
around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer
board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital,
accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department
in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for
necessary medical transports.
Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points
including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon
and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and
a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine
offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely
with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The
Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail
Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the
region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and
comprehensive breast center.
The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became
“Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a
full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary location
and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns,
nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85