Under close supervision of an RN or Charge Nurse, provides direct patient care in accordance with established plans. Assists RNs and Care Providers with procedures, medication administration, phlebotomy, and limited laboratory procedures.
Education: High school diploma or GED. Completion of a nursing education program that satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurse.
Experience: Typically, one year directly related experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of appropriate charting procedures. Interpersonal communication skills to communicate with hospital staff and diverse patient population. Clerical skills. Ability to assist patient with personal hygiene. Ability to transport patients, specimens and supplies to and from various areas as necessary. Knowledge of IV introduction. Ability to monitor IVs on assigned patients once IV certification is received.
Certificate/License/Registration: Current Basic Life Support forHealth Care Provider Certification/CPR. Active Licensed Practical Nurse License in the state of Colorado or qualifying compact state. IV Certification within 12 months of hire (to be verified by unit). All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Full time and PRN opportunities available!
Additional Salary Information: Forensic differential, shift differentials, and a superior/comprehensive benefits package, including a 401(a) match
Internal Number: 854
About Denver Health
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.