RN Charge - Med/Surg - Full Time Nights - Avista Adventist Hospital:
Centura Health

Centura Health
Louisville Colorado

Located minutes from Boulder, CO, in the charming community of Louisville, Avista Adventist Hospital is a comprehensive medical center that provides a full-range of medical specialties and exceptional health care to residents of Louisville, Broomfield and the surrounding Boulder area communities.  With 114-beds, this full-service facility has been honored for excellence in cardiac, mom/baby and emergency care. It is also home to one of the area’s top joint and spine care centers specializing in hip and knee replacement, as well as spine surgery.  Avista is proud to be recognized for its award-winning New Life Center, the area's most innovative birth center and large Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery.  In 2013, Avista was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by Women Certified® (womencertified.com) for quality physician communications, nurse/staff responsiveness, superior cleanliness and referrals by other women.  With some of the lowest turnover and highest associate satisfaction scores in the industry, Avista Adventist Hospital has an excellent local reputation for its supportive culture, visionary leadership, strong team and daily living of what it means to truly care for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 123518

Recruiter Contact:  Madelyn Huggins    [email protected]

Clinic/Department: 6201 AAH MEDICAL & SURGICAL UNIT 


Schedule:  Full Time

Shift: Nights


Oversees admission, discharges, throughput, care quality and most shift operational activities. Supervises nursing service activities in patient unit for the duration of one shift and/or in the absence of the manager. Provides professional nursing care for patients as needed. Assesses plans, evaluates, and documents the nursing process as needed. Responsible for ensuring patient care is delivered in accordance with quality standards on the shift. May be responsible for scheduling staff. Effectively recommends performance evaluations on staff to department manager. Has decision making authority for assigned shifts.



ADN/BSN preferred



• 3 years related department experience

• Leadership skills, one year of charge experience preferred 

• Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills



  • Colorado Nursing License

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association

  • ACLS Preferred


Position Duties (Essential Functions)



• Directs, organizes and prioritizes all shift activities ensuring needs are met for patients, physicians and staff.

• Demonstrates interdepartmental cooperation by partnering within and across teams while ensuring safe patient care.

• Problem solves immediate issues that may negatively impact patient care by anticipatory planning and generating solutions.

• Participates in hospital/departmental meetings and committees.

• Demonstrates proficient knowledge of evidence based practice which supports the provision of quality patient care safety.

• Participates in ongoing learning opportunities to enhance both leadership and clinical skills.

• Manages staffing to meet department budget while delivering quality care and demonstrates understanding of fiscal accountability.

• Participates in community-based activities.


• Assists in staff selection, orientation, development and retention.

• Values diversity and builds on associates strengths.

• Understands and effectively manages personal limitations in order to be a positive role model.

• Coaches associates regarding work performance on a daily basis, and provides input for employee’s evaluations, and provides prompt feedback to manager as appropriate.

• Acts as a resource and support to staff with changes in department, system policy and procedures.

• Demonstrates pride and passion, inspires loyalty and trust for job by keeping commitments, respecting standards and ensuring staff is held accountable to those standards.


• Acts as liaison with physicians, patients, and nursing staff when problems occur.

• Anticipates and adapts to rapidly changing environment, patient priorities, technologies, policies, regulations and staffing through priority setting and flexibility.

• Coaches associates on problem-solving and critical thinking.

* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.



Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly.


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

Basic Qualifications