RN Traveler - UCH - Neurosciences
Posted on: September 15, 2021
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RN Traveler - Neurosciences Unit - University of Colorado
Hospital, Aurora, COProvides direct patient care using the
nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards
of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the
The Neuroscience Unit is a 36-bed unit specializing in the complex
care of both neurosurgical and neurological patients. We have four
major service lines: General Neurology, Neurology Epilepsy,
Neurology Stroke and Neurosurgery. UCHealth is a Comprehensive
Stroke Center, so our unit provides care for highly complex stroke
cases from around the region. We have the experience and expertise
to care for patients with large ischemic strokes, intracerebral
hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhages. All of our nurses are NIH
Certified to care for this specific patient population. Our
neurosurgical population consists of patients with a variety of
brain and spine tumors, aneurysms, DBS placement for Parkinson's
patients and a wide array of spinal surgeries. We are a Level 4
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) accredited by the National
Association of Epilepsy Centers. Our patients are admitted to our
EMU to provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to
patients with uncontrolled seizures. Our nurses receive special
training in order to safely care for the epileptic patients. As an
academic medical center, we embrace a multidisciplinary,
collaborative commitment to excellence in patient care and advanced
professional practice through:
• Achievement of specialty certification: Certified Neuroscience
Registered Nurse (CNRN) and Stroke Certified Registered Nurse
• Our shared governance structure with unit-based committees offers
opportunities to share talents and professional growth.
• Our UEXCEL program provides opportunities for clinical
advancement that permits registered nurse career progression, while
encouraging the nurse to remain in a clinical position delivering
direct patient care.
The typical nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:4 (days) and 1:5
As a UCHealth RN Traveler, you will enjoy living and working in one
of the most naturally beautiful states in the country. Spectacular
wide open landscapes, incredible blue skies, clear mountain streams
and, of course, the majestic Rocky Mountains. To be considered as a
UCHealth Traveler you must NOT be a current employee, and you must
live more than 75 miles away from the facility in which you will be
Our UCHealth RN Travelers also reap the rewards and benefits of
Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on
patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as
Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient
care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and
spiritual/psychosocial support needs.
Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides
patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition,
Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May
precept student nurses and new hires.
Skills and Abilities:
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive
judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be
able to work in a fast paced environment, and take appropriate
action. Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective
equipment as required.
- Graduate of an accredited Registered Nurse Program if less than
three (3) years' experience.
- 6 months nursing experience (in an inpatient acute hospital
- State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) and any relevant
unit specific certification requirement.
- BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red
Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before
start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of
hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either
the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for
the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional
Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be
through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
• Bachelor's Degree in Nursing strongly preferred
• Experience in a teaching/academic hospital
• Two years travel RN experience
• NIHSS preferred
Due to Point of Care Testing duties associated with this position,
upon hire, a copy of highest level of education (diploma, degree,
or transcripts) would be required to present to the hiring manager.
If this is available to you at this time, please attach it with
your resume in one document.
This position's pay is: $55.00/hour + travel
stipend/package. An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees
based upon organizational and individual performance.
Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent,
integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for
individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is
ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is
easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can
find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth,
we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a
meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.
Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!UCHealth recognizes and
appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal
employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is
committed to making all employment decisions based on valid
requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any
terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be
discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed,
color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental
or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity,
transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth
does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a
disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act
and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an
undue hardship on the organization.
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