RN/Registered Nurse (Surgery):
Centura Health

Centura Health
Durango Colorado

Located in the scenic, historic and charming Southwest Colorado town of Durango, Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a full-service, acute care hospital with Level III Trauma designation. Recognized by Healthgrades (a leading, independent health care ratings company) with awards for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence, as well as an “A” Hospital Safety rating  from The LeapFrog Group,  Mercy Regional Medical Center blends state-of-the-art technology  with a serene and comfortable environment to promote well-being and healing.  Specialty services include emergency care, surgical care, cardiac care, an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence and a Family Birthing Center equipped with every amenity and a dedicated surgical suite.  Durango residents experience an exceptional quality life with world-class outdoor recreation including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking and more. Learn more about us at: http://www.mercydurango.org/

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 123434

Recruiter Contact: Alison Williams ([email protected])

Clinic/Department: 7211 MRMC SURGERY 


Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable


Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating, and collaborating with both the healthcare team, and the patient/family to identify and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. Promotes the optimal health, well-being and safety of the patient through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, guidelines and the State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates personal accountability for relationship-based care, organizational mission, and core values.


  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

  • BSN Preferred


  • Six months of recent nursing experience

  • Requires knowledge in nursing, evidence-based practice methods, and person-centered care concepts

  • Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty unit, preferred


  • Current Colorado RN license/ Current RN license from a participating state in National Licensure Compact

  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association required;

  • Additional certifications may be required  (refer to facility addendum(s)


  • Assess patient’s physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data. Evaluates patient’s response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome.

  • Develop and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to IV’s, incision/wound care, medication administration, catheterization and specimen collections.

  • Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient.

  • Provide patient/family education through assessment of patient/family learning readiness, needs, and ability. Provide teaching and evaluate effectiveness of teaching.

  • Recognize the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for the patient’s preferences, values, and needs.

  • Provide relationship-based care in which the nurse strives to understand what is most important to the individual and actively engage them in all aspects of care. This care will be delivered with respect for cultural differences and the diversity of human experience.

  • Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and hospital policy.

  • Manages resources and patient flow through matching nursing competencies with individualized patient’s and unit needs.

  • Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional nursing process.

  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.

  • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.

  • Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.

  • Accountable or teamwork by providing guidence to new team memebers; may serve as a lead/charge and/or mentor/preceptor to staff or nursing students as needed.

  • Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education.

  • Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance.

  • Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and lifelong learning.

  • Evaluates one’s own integrity and nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation at hospital and unit based meetings.

  • Verbalizes an understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data. Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care.

  • Solves quality improvement safety problems; analyses possible solutions using prescribed quality improvement and safety methods, available evidence, experience, situational judgment and precedents

  • Participates in research activities such as helping to identify clinical problems in practice, assisting in data collection, and appropriately uses research findings in clinical practice.

  • Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.

  • Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.

  • Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner.

  • Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.

* 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 up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs 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