Nurse Practitioner, Acute Pain

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Vail Health
October 6, 2021
Vail, Colorado
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Nurse Practitioner, Acute Pain 7080

Vail, Co
180 South Frontage Road West | Vail, CO 81657
PRN/Pool Position, Days
Posted 09/28/2021
Req # 11135
Min:$50.08 Max:$75.12
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.
  • POSITION PURPOSE: Two to three sentences describing the overall purpose of the position.
    • Assumes responsibility and accountability for providing nursing care for acute pain service patients and their families. Will perform daily rounds on all acute pain patients including patient assessment and plan formation. Will act as the liaison between patients, patient care unit nursing staff, PACU/PreOp nursing staff, pharmacy, physical therapists, surgeons, and anesthesiologists. Will assist acute pain anesthesiologist with nerve blocks. Will establish database and maintain statistics for acute pain service. Will perform acute pain education for patient care unit nursing staff, PACU/PreOp/OR nursing staffs and others as needed.
  • ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Maximum of ten functions in order of percentage of time spent on functions from longest to shortest; do not list anything that does not represent at least 10% of the job’s time. Please include supervisory responsibilities.
    • Utilize the nursing process as the format for nursing practice.
    • Demonstrates flexibility in nursing practice.
    • Adheres to the standards of nursing practice as defined by the Colorado State Board of Nursing, AORN, and VVMC.
    • Provides care consistent with the mission statement and values of Vail Health.
    • Operates within the scope of practice for the position and license held.
    • Administers medication, implements or delegates patient care orders, accurately documents, and evaluates patient responses to care.
    • Participates in ongoing quality improvement as necessary.
    • Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies.
    • Models principles of a Just Culture and Vail Health Values.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
  • This 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: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
    • Experience:
      • One year of nursing experience required.
    • License(s):
      • Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Colorado License for Nurse Practitioner - APN
    • Certification(s):
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association
      • Advanced Certification Life Support (ACLS) by the American Heart Association.
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) by the American Heart Association.
      • Active credentials through Vail Health Medical Staff Office
    • Computer / Typing:
      • Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
    • Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
    • Education:
      • Graduation from an accredited nursing master's program.
Benefits Summary: This position offers a 403(b) retirement plan, employee assistance program, sick pay, POOL differential pay, annual bonus potential, amongst others.
As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.
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