To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.Vail Health has become the world's most advanced mountain healthcare system. Our updated 520,000-square-foot hospital opened in December 2020. This state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to all of our patients, with the most beautiful views in the area, located centrally in Vail. Some roles may be based outside of our Colorado office (as stated in the Job Title). Roles based outside of our primary office can sit in any of the following states: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work primarily in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.This position is eligible for any ongoing Surgical Services staff bonuses. POSITION PURPOSE: The Preop/PACU Registered Nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for providing compassionate and individualized nursing care for patients and their families in collaboration with providers, staff and other members of the team to achieve optimal patient. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Oversees the daily patient flow to optimize patient care, safety and satisfactionProvides patient education to facilitate plan of care, promote optimal wellness, and provide discharge instructions for home careDemonstrates ability to delegate and or provide care appropriately and according to all regulatory requirementsDemonstrates competent PreOP/PACU nursing skills with all patient types and age groups with minimal supervisionAdministers medications, performs treatments, and assists in procedures as needed; consistently adhering to patient safety guidelinesCompletes patient documentation and paperwork with accuracyAbility to work in both PreOP and PACU and take call independentlyAbility to assume new assignments as directed with competence and necessary skillset aligned with ASPAN standardsAbility to identify abnormalities and perform necessary interventions during post-operative emergenciesDelivers excellent service by utilizing Relationship-Based Care to advocate for safety, patient preferences, and optimal communication through partnering with patients and familiesRole models the principles of a Just CulturePerform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliantThis description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Experience:One year PreOP/PACU experience required.License(s):Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required.Certification(s):Basic Life Support (BLS) required.Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), required.Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), required.Education:Minimum of Associate Nursing Degree for positions hired after 07/01/2018.Pay is based upon relevant education and experience. Pay Range:$35—$59.33 USD Benefits at Vail Health Competitive Wages & Family Benefits: Competitive wages, parental leave, housing programs and childcare reimbursement to support the cost of living in a mountain community.Comprehensive Health Benefits: Top-quality health care package including vision, dental and medical with options of flexible spending and health savings accounts.Education Assistance: We are proud to offer tuition and student loan assistance programs.Paid Time Off: Roughly five weeks in your first year of employment and continues to grow each year.Retirement & Supplemental Insurance: 403(b) Retirement plan with matching potential, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and more.Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More: Recreation discounts, pet insurance and a $1,000 annual wellness reimbursement program. As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff, excluding remote status.
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary locatio...n and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers. Vail Health is an equal-opportunity employer. The hospital is handicap accessible and adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Smoking is prohibited in our facilities. This includes e-cigarettes.