Good Samaritan Medical Center was the first hospital in Colorado to be named Baby-Friendly. Baby-Friendly is a designation given by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to hospitals that have created the best possible environment for breastfeeding.
Why should I deliver at a Baby-Friendly hospital?
Benefits of delivering at a Baby-Friendly hospital include:
Healthy babies â?? Scientific studies show that breastfed children have fewer and less serious illnesses than children who arenâ??t.
Healthy moms Ì¶ Studies also show that mothers who breastfeed have decreased risk for certain cancers and illnesses.
Highest standards Ì¶ Baby-Friendly hospitalsâ?? staff and facilities must meet guidelines and follow specific steps created by a team of global experts to ensure the best possible environment for breastfeeding.
Cost savings Ì¶ Breast milk is free, and healthier children mean lower healthcare costs.
Emotional bond Ì¶ You and your baby can enjoy the special bond formed through breastfeeding.
Care Site Description
Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health â?? and hope â?? to our patients.
Lafayette, CO (20 miles northwest of downtown Denver) (estab. 2004) Community hospital 1,480 associates, 1,040 medical staff and 239 allied health practitioners 234 beds (192 are staffed) Services & Expertise
Bone & Joint Institute Cardiac & Vascular Services Comprehensive Cancer Care Emergency & Trauma Services Integrative Care Neurosciences Senior ER Services Women's and Family Services Kudos: Good Samaritan Medical Center offers excellence across the continuum of care for patients.
The Registered Nurse will provide direct patient care, meeting both psychological and physical needs of the patients in accordance with physiciansâ?? orders, Joint Commission, OSHA, nursing and department guidelines. The RN fulfills these duties to contribute to the continuity and quality of care which fosters the best interest and well-being of all patients and their families.
Conduct and document a thorough assessment of each patientâ??s medical status upon admission and throughout the patientâ??s course of treatment.
Assist in the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan for each assigned patient.
Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines described.
Complete required documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
Oversee care delivered by Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.
Attend and participate in clinical team conferences regarding patient progress, problems and needs.
Act in compliance with hospital, regulatory and professional standards and guidelines.
Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to discipline and responsibilities in order to maintain clinical currency.
Adheres to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Â·The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
Associate's degree in nursing, required
Bachelor's degree in nursing, preferred (BSN required within 5 years of employment)
Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of practice, required
Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, required
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required
One (1) year of experience in a Mom/baby/postpartum setting is preferred
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.