This position works collaboratively with the patient care leadership team, hospital medical providers, unit leaders and staff, and multidisciplinary team members to ensure hospital operations run according to policy and regulations and align with Vail Healthas mission, vision, and values. Responsibilities include being a resource for staff; monitoring for and driving compliance to standards; managing hospital resources in a manner that maintains stewardship and safety; participating and providing leadership in emergent situations; escalating issues as needed to department or executive leadership; ensuring safe, compliant, and coordinated transfer of all patients in or out of the facility; completing necessary follow-up and documentation for all hospital deaths; facilitating the right care at the right time in the right location through timely throughput; and promoting customer service and patient satisfaction.A The ability to effectively communicate, collaborate with team members, and maintain professionalism are key qualities for success in this role.A
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:A
Manages resources in a manner that promotes patient safety, staff well-being, and fiscal responsibility.Ensures appropriate staffing levels, avoiding overtime and promoting staff breaks in accordance with labor laws.Ensures availability of necessary supplies, limiting waste.
Facilitates timely patient throughput via collaboration with interdepartmental teams, promoting the right care in the right location at the right time.
Coordinates transfers to and from outside facilities, ensuring adequate hand-off, coordination of care, and compliance with EMTALA regulations.
Collaborates with hospital quality department and department leadership to facilitate, educate, and monitor for compliance with regulatory standards, hospital policy, documentation requirements, and evidence-based practice initiatives.
Responds to hospital emergencies and ensures appropriate documentation of event including debrief summary.
Provides follow-up and completion of all tasks and documentation related to hospital deaths, including coordination with county coroner, Donor Alliance, and mortuary services.
Answers call lights and provides clinical assistance as needed; meets with patients or family members upon request or via rounding to ensure patient satisfaction with care; provides service recovery as needed through collaboration with Patient Advocate.
Follows chain-of-command and escalates issues to department or executive leadership as appropriate.
Role models the principals of a Just Culture. Models behaviors of the Vail Health Values.
Performs 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.
Five years acute care clinical experience required. Two years leadership experience preferred.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Colorado or from a valid compact state required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required.
Computer / Typing:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required. Kronos familiarity preferred. Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computer 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.
Associate Degree in Nursing required. Bachelor of Master of Science Degree in nursing preferred.
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary locatio...n and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers. Vail Health is an equal-opportunity employer. The hospital is handicap accessible and adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Smoking is prohibited in our facilities. This includes e-cigarettes.