Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People's Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people's lives and be a positive contribution to the community.
Boulder Community Health is a not-for-profit, integrated regional health system with facilities throughout Boulder and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide our community with the highest value healthcare in an innovative, patient-centric environment. Our vision: We are partnering to create and care for the healthiest community in the nation. BCH is known across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, orthopedics, cancer care, surgery, primary care, emergency and trauma, urgent care, stroke care and neurology. Some 540 physicians in 54 medical specialties have privileges at BCH.
Provides episodic care to patients in the Urgent Care setting within the standards and practices of a Family Nurse Practitioner. Facilitates the care of patients with minor illness.
Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)
- Possession of a Colorado State Nurse Practitioner license.
- National Nurse Practitioner Certification required.
- Prescriptive authority required.
- ACLS/BLS certification required by the end of conditional period.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
- Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practice, and primary and urgent care.
- Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures
- Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment
- Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide episodic patient care
- Skills in taking medical history to assess medical condition and interpret findings
- Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence
- Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.
- Ability to maintain quality improvement and control
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
- Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures
- Ability to communicate clearly
Three years of professional nursing experience in an emergency setting preferred
Two years experience as NP preferred
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients.
- Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.
- Performs a thorough physical exam, and records findings. Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients.
- Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
- Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
- Administers medications and injections as needed. Sutures minor lacerations.
- Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention.
- Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provides patient education and discharges patients when appropriate.
- Maintains and reviews patients' records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results.
- Assists in the triage of patient telephone calls and provides consultation
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
- Urgent Care setting/physically demanding at times. Work pace determined by patient census and acuity level of patients.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
- The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
- Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.
About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado
Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.
Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.
EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace
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