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Summary: RN - Neurosciences - University
Provides 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 organization.
The Neuroscience Unitis a 36-bed unit specializing in the complex care of both neurosurgical
and neurologicalpatients. We have four major service lines: General Neurology, Neurology
Epilepsy, NeurologyStroke and Neurosurgery. UCHealth is a Comprehensive Stroke Center,
so our unit providescare for highly complex stroke cases from around the region. We have the
experience andexpertise to care for patients with large ischemic strokes, intracerebral
hemorrhage andsubarachnoid hemorrhages. All of our nurses are NIH Certified to care for this
specific patientpopulation. Our neurosurgical population consists of patients with a variety of
brain and spinetumors, 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 ofEpilepsy Centers. Our patients are admitted to our EMU to provide
comprehensivediagnostic and treatment services to patients with uncontrolled seizures. Our
nurses receive specialtraining in order to safely care for the epileptic patients. As an academic
medical center, weembrace a multidisciplinary, collaborative commitment to excellence in
patient care andadvanced professional practice through:
?Achievement of specialty certification: Certified NeuroscienceRegistered Nurse (CNRN)
and Stroke CertifiedRegistered Nurse (SCRN).
?Our shared governance structure with unit-based committees offersopportunities to
share talents andprofessional growth.
?Our UEXCEL program provides opportunities for clinical advancementthat permits
registered nursecareer progression, while encouraging the nurse to remain in a clinical
position deliveringdirect patient care.
Come and explorelimitless opportunities within this specialized Neurosciences Unit and acquire
valuable knowledge andskills. The typical nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:4 (days) and 1:5 (nights).
Click HERE for aninterview article with the Metro-Denver Neuroscience Unit Nursing Manager.
FTEStatus: Full Time
FTE: 0.900000(FTE x 80 = hours per pay period)
Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care plans based on patient assessment to optimize outcomes and maximize available resources.
Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate. 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, and circumstances.
Effectively delegates patient care to ancillary personnel. May precept student nurses and new hires.
Withinscope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and theability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in afast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Minimum Required Education:
- Basic Life Support
- Registered Nurse
Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program if less than 3 years experience. Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider and any relevant life support certification as determined at position level.
6 months nursing experience.
BLSthrough the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for theProfessional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPRcard must be good through sixty days of hire. All life supportcertification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association orthe American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Crossfor the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will needto be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
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