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Nurse Resident

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

AVH requires the initial set of COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep. Our comprehensive benefits package, which can be viewed here, includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement. You will also be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts and computer software.

Pay Range: $34.00 / hr

Night and weekend shift differentials up to $6.00/hr.

Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

Job Overview:

With support of the nurse preceptor and mentor, provides direct patient care using the nursing process in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with AVH policies, values, and mission. Works in support of the medical staff treatment plan. Educates patients and family around the plan of care and disease management. Actively supports the nursing philosophy by striving for excellence in patient care, professional development, interpersonal relations, time management, and continuous quality improvement.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Works with the identified preceptor and mentor to advance toward the goal of becoming a competent professional nurse with an emphasis on developing the core competencies of the rural nursing professional.
  • Attends required didactic and lab courses as outlined in the new graduate nurse residency program.
  • With support of the nurse preceptor and mentor, performs patient and family assessment, identifies problems, plans care accordingly, and implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved and outcomes are optimized. Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel.
  • With support of the nurse preceptor and mentor, monitors and communicates patient condition as appropriate. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral, and psychosocial support needs.
  • Records clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards, and hospital policy.
  • With support of the nurse preceptor and mentor, evaluates learning needs of patients and family and provides education consistent with patient's learning style and appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances. Evaluates the effectiveness of patient/family learning.
  • Makes value-added resource decisions for patient care with respect to supplies and equipment.
  • Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards.
  • Serves in an advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care.
  • Develops professional goals within nursing practice consistent with hospital mission and goals.
  • Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice.
  • Able to express nursing values around patient/family-centered care.
  • Active participant in quality improvement processes.
  • Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and applies relevant findings to nursing practice.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision-making.
  • Ability to begin resuscitation efforts in accordance with BLS guidelines until relived by a physician/critical care nurse.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
    • Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
    • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently and meet objectives despite constraints
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office apps (Word, Excel, etc.)

      Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

      • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) required. BSN preferred.
      • Less than one year since graduation from an accredited nursing program in the U.S.
      • Seeking first nursing practice role since graduation
      • Current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Colorado
      • BLS certification
      • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
      • Experience with Epic preferred
      • 2-year commitment to full-time employment as an RN at AVH following completion of the program

        Working Conditions

        • Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature
        • May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities
        • May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices
        • May be exposed to stressful situations

          Please provide the following in an email to

          1. A resume that includes:

          • Relevant clinical rotations, clinical practicum, nurse extern/intern experiences including whether the format was virtual or in-person, the hospital and department in which the hours were completed, and the total number of hours for each experience.
          • Additional degrees in fields other than nursing.
          • Professional work experience in a healthcare setting.
          • Leadership roles within a healthcare setting or professional organization.
          • Membership in professional nursing organizations.
          • Fluency in languages other than English.
          • Volunteer experience or community work.

            2. Provide three personal/professional references, two must be from nursing instructors.

            3. Attach a written statement that includes:

            • Description of why you have chosen to apply to the AVH New Graduate Nurse Residency Program.
            • Description of how clinical rotations and/or professional work experience has prepared you for success in the clinical nursing role.
            • Identify the top two preference departments and what attributes you possess that would be of value to each department.

              Application documents must be received by midnight on May 30, 2023.

              If you have questions regarding the New Graduate Nurse Residency Program, please contact:

              April Gay, DNP, RN

              New Graduate Nurse Residency Program Coordinator

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Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Grand Junction , Nurse Resident, Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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