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Registered Nurse (RN) - Med Surg
Saint Mary's Hospital & Regional Medical Center
Grand Junction, CO

$26-47/hour
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Registered Nurse Med Surg


Job Description: The Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care of patients. The staff RN utilizes the nursing process by use of technology, therapeutic intervention, evidence-based practice and coordination of care with other health team members. Registered Nurse Scope Of Practice: As a Registered Nurse you know that every day is different, which is why you need to know how to: * Assess, recognize, and address patients psychological and physical needs. * Foster quality of care with the best interests of patients and their families in mind. * Communicate compassionately and effectively. * Assist in developing individualized treatment plans. * Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines. * Oversee care delivered by LPNs and/or CNAs- Participate in clinical team conferences. * Follow hospital, regulatory and professional guidelines, policies and procedures. Hospital Information: St. Mary's Medical Center, is located in the heart of Colorado's wine country and is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes that offer a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, skiing and rafting. It has a growing and diverse economy as well as a relatively low unemployment rate and growing job market. St. Mary's Medical Center is the largest medical center between Denver and Salt Lake City and is committed to putting people first as it's served the healthcare needs of western Colorado and eastern Utah for nearly 120 years. To learn more about Grand Junction, CO please check out this video. Unit Information: The 8th floor Med/Surg specializes in caring for a variety of both medical and surgical patients. We provide inpatient care to patients with multiple diagnoses including sepsis, diabetes, electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiac-tele monitored, infectious, kidney, and liver diseases.  We also offer surgical care for pre/ post orthopedic surgeries, general surgeries such as bowel resections/ ostomies, pre/post laparoscopic procedure, bladder surgeries, and plastics.  Caregivers utilize the nursing process by use of technology, therapeutic intervention, evidence-based practice and coordination of care with other health team members. 8 Med/Surg Team has more to offer YOU! We are proud of our amazing team that will ensure you feel supported in your learning, growth, and maintaining a work-life balance. We want to cultivate personal growth in your healthcare career and create a personalized path for you. It is a great unit to learn on as a new grad and develop your nursing and critical thinking skills. As well as having many opportunities for experienced nurses to participate in charge nurse roles, preceptorship & leadership committees to grow your skills as an expert in a variety of specialties. Our staff is engaged in mentoring new employees and creating a positive workplace environment focusing on teamwork. We look forward to having you be a part of this outstanding team! Check out these videos to hear from the department! * Growth opportunities * Work/life balance * Team support Posting Specifics: * Benefits Eligible: Yes * Shift Details: Full Time, Variable Shifts * Additional Details: Shift differentials available for evenings, nights and weekends Required Minimum Qualifications: * Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing is required. * A Registered Nurse with an ASN/ADN degree must complete a BSN degree within four (4) years from the Registered Nurse's date of hire unless the Registered Nurse has a minimum of fifteen (15) years of proven continuous Registered Nurse experience in an acute care setting. Failure to obtain a BSN degree within that time frame may result in suspension or termination of employment. Any Registered Nurse who takes legally protected leave during the Four (4) year completion period may have the period extended by a comparable amount of time. * Registered Nurses employed by St Vincent, Good Samaritan, St. Joseph, or Lutheran Medical Centers as of September 1, 2014 with only an ASN/ADN will be exempt from this requirement. Registered Nurses employed by Holy Rosary, Platte Valley, St. Mary's, Home Health, and TSFP as of December 31, 2017 with only an ASN/ADN will be exempt from this requirement. Required Certification and/or Licensure: * Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of practice is required. * Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP) certification upon hire or obtained within 60 days of hire with prior approval. (ACLS/NRP/PALS as appropriate for unit or service.) Physical Requirements: Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.- and -Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.- and -Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.- and -Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.- and -Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).- and -May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time. Anticipated job posting close date: 05/29/2024 Location: St. Marys Regional Hospital Work City: Grand Junction Work State: Colorado Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36 The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience. $34.64 - $52.52 We care about your well-being - mind, body, and spirit - which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged. Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers, and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Pay

Average Colorado Staff Position Pay

$35.49/hour

The average salary for a Med Surg is 24% lower than the US average of $44.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.