Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we are a Level III Trauma Center that offers full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment.
We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery, and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology treatment right here at home.
Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we do not conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services.
Under the guidance and direction from the Chief Nursing Officer, is expected to function with initiative and independent judgment, serving as a department leader for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). As a working manager, will participate in departmental activities, train and supervise personnel, assist in facilitating departmental meetings, and determine staffing patterns. Will assist the Inpatient Services Director with hiring, firing, promotions, disciplinary action and evaluation of personnel. Assists with personnel development, interpretation and application of departmental policies, budgets and long range plans. Monitors all services provided by outside contractors and supervises personnel within the department. Supports shared governance and evidence-based practice models.
Community Hospital expects job performance to be consistent with its mission and vision and believes that each employee contributes to improve performance by continuously searching for ways to increase efficiencies and enhance fiscal performance and viability.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Community Hospital strongly supports the Magnet tenets and believes that each employee contributes to improved performance by continuously searching for ways to improve patient outcomes.
Has a thorough understanding of the Magnet Recognition Program and actively contributes to the Magnet Journey.
Demonstrate a solid business acumen with a foundational understanding of healthcare finance principles with the goal of enhancing fiscal performance and viability.
Provide supervision and development of employees:
Assist in the recruitment and hiring of qualified individuals, based upon the job description;
Assists in preforming annual evaluations;
Assists in analyzing the skills inventory of employees and arrange needed training, while helping to recognize those employees with enhanced skills;
Mentor direct reports to develop management, communication and technical skills;
Communicate, empathize and lead all employees so that the company vision is achieved;
Assist in counseling employees as warranted;
Keep employees up to date with organizational communication such as strategic initiatives, performance, clinical issues, policies and procedures;
Notifies Inpatient Services Administrator of issues that arise.
Actively contributes to the development of a culture of patient safety.
Other duties as assigned:
Demonstrates leadership and support of initiatives undertaken by CWHS and its Leadership.
Assists with and implements special projects.
Assists with facilitating meetings as needed for ICU, Critical Care Committee, Magnet and any other necessary meetings to facilitate reporting, communication and/or collaboration.
May assume responsibilities of the Inpatient Services Administrator as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Require current, unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Colorado.
Minimum of (3) years of ICU department leadership experience in a licensed (78) bed or larger hospital is required, or has an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Current and unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the State of Colorado.
BLS and ACLS (must have prior to employment)
PALS (must be obtained within 6 months of hire)
TNCC or TCAR (must be obtained within 6 months of hire)
Certification in Critical Care Nursing strongly preferred
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Community Hospital is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applications or employees, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, is a full-service, acute-care hospital licensed for 60 beds. As part of the Colorado West Healthcare System, we offer full outpatient diagnostic services and inpatient care for the Western Slope region of Colorado, and eastern Utah. Community Hospital brings together expert staff and world-class technology in a healing, family-centered environment. We provide a full range of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient surgery,and emergency care. We have comprehensive diagnostic capabilities: state-of-the-art ultrasound, CT (Philips Ingenuity 128 MDCT), digital mammography and cardiac testing. Community Hospital proudly partners with University of Utah Heath Care and Huntsman Cancer Institute to provide world-class medical and radiation oncology right here at home. Community Hospital is Joint Commission accredited. Our laboratory is College of American Pathologists-accredited. For those lab tests that we don’t conduct on site, the Mayo Clinic is our exclusive partner for reference laboratory services. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized care to our patients, and in working closely with our medical-care providers in t...reating the whole person. This approach has resonated with our patients, and we are growing to meet our community’s demand. On October 15th, 2014, Community Hospital broke ground on a new four-story, 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Our NEW hospital opened Thursday, March 17th, 2016! Where We LiveGrand Junction is located in beautiful Western Colorado and is the largest city in between Denver and Salt Lake City. An outdoor lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain biking and hiking right out your front door. Fantastic winter and summer activities including skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, camping, hiking and 4-wheeling on the Grand Mesa located just 45 minutes away. Enjoy the numerous lakes and rivers taht supply abundant opportunites for boating, rafting, paddleboarding, and fishing. Avoid the traffic with easy access to world class skiing in Aspen, Telluride, Vail, and Crested Butte.Come and tour one of the valley's 24 unique wineries and explore downtown Main Street with numerous unique shops and several delicious cafe's and restaurants. Journey through the awe-inspiring Colorado National Monument or catch an event at Colorado Mesa University or a Grand Junction Rockies baseball game. Your activity options are endless in Western Colorado. What do you want to do today?