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Registered Nurse, Preop/PACU 7122, Vail, Colorado

Created 05/27/2020
Reference 9955
Category Nursing
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Colorado
City Vail
Salary Competitive
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. Assure expert, compassionate, individualized nursing care for patients and families is expected. They 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.

  • Oversees the daily patient flow to optimize patient care, safety and satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates ability to triage incoming patient requests for services.
  • Delivers patient education to facilitate plan of care, employer informed healthcare choices, and promote optimal wellness.
  • Demonstrates ability to delegate care appropriately and according to Colorado statue.
  • Demonstrates competent healthcare assessment skills, prioritizing skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle high telephone volume of patient requests for medications, information and assistance.
  • Administers medications, performs treatments, and assists in procedures as needed; consistently adhering to patient safety guidelines.
  • Coordinates patient care with other physician practices, Vail Health and others as needed to achieve the highest possible level of patient care and satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Delivers 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 principals 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 Preferred


    One-year clinical experience required.


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


    • Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association required.
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 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 07/01/2018.
    Employer Vail Valley Surgery Center

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