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Registered Nurse - Capable - Med Surg

Company: VNA Colorado
Location: Arvada
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - CapableColorado Visiting Nurse Association has an immediate opening for a Registered Nurse - Capable.

LOCATION: North West, West Metro


SCHEDULE: Varies, Monday-Friday

RATES: Per Visit Rates

SUPPLEMENTAL PAY: Based on position, schedule and/or availability: Paid Mileage

MILEAGE AND EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT: Sixty-two and a half cents per mile - one of the highest in the industry!


* We value diversity, equity and inclusion and know it matters for our team members and our patients. We provide welcoming, supportive and inclusive care to our patients and a work environment where all team members feel respected and valued.
* We support a culture of work-life balance and provide team members with two, free, confidential and robust benefit programs designed to provide solutions to the logistical and financial problems that arise in life.
* Low healthcare premiums: no increases in five out of the last seven years, including 2023
* Employer pays over 90% of employee medical premium in some plans
* Health Savings Account (HSA) with significant Employer Funding: Single $1,000, Family $2,000
* Healthcare Benefits are effective on the 1st of the month following date of hire
* Extensive Paid Time Off (PTO/Vacation Pay/Sick Leave) and EIB (Extended Illness Bank): accrued
* Seven Paid Holidays with an additional Floating Holiday
* 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match: 50% match up to 8% of total compensation
* Company-Paid Life and AD&D Insurance
* Career & Logo wear
* Company-Paid Costco Membership
* Education Reimbursement Program
* Clinical Career Ladders
* Certification Pay
* Generous Discover-a-Star Team Member Referral Program
* Robust Team Member Service Awards
* Early Wage Access
* Legal and Identity Protection


Provides client care using registered nursing skills and processes in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice, keeping within the policies, values, and mission of the organization. Upon completion of required training through the CAPABLE National Center, conducts a semi-structured in-home client interview to identify and prioritize problem areas.

* Provides initial and ongoing assessments and implements strategies including Motivational Interviewing techniques to conduct a semi-structured client interview to identify and prioritize problem areas.
* Capture the goals of the participant in up to 3 Action Plans which are developed and implemented.
* Engage clients in problem-solving to identify behavior and environmental contributors that may impact function. Coach and guide the individual in building self-efficacy and confidence.
* Reinforce brainstorming techniques, strategic thinking, and more independent problem-solving to promote the ability to live at home and in the community.
* Address education and resources to address future needs.
* Collaborates across disciplines involved with care of the client, including but not limited to the CAPABLE OT and primary care providers as needed.
* Participates in related services, such as community education, team training, staff/board committees and orientation of employees.


* Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred.
* Minimum Experience: One to two (1-2) years of experience in hospice and/or palliative care, medical/surgical, public health, oncology, acute care or home health.
* Required License: Current Colorado RN license. Valid Colorado state driver's license and proof of auto insurance.
* Current CPR certification.


* Ability to lift/push/pull minimum of 35 lbs.

Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is affiliated with Care Synergy, a nonprofit network of community-based hospice and palliative care organizations serving Colorado's Front Range and the Region's Largest Home Health, Hospice, and Palliative Care Network. Care Synergy provides mission support services to better equip Colorado Visiting Nurse Association to operate as a distinct and independent organization while working together to share best practices and serve more Coloradans along the Front Range.

If you need assistance completing the electronic application please contact our Talent Acquisition team via email at You may also call the Human Resources Department at (303) 228-5647. Applications can be completed in-person at any one of our affiliate office locations.

The Organization does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, creed, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation/identity, transgender status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classifications.


Keywords: VNA Colorado, Arvada , Registered Nurse - Capable - Med Surg, Healthcare , Arvada, Colorado

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