RN Charge Nurse - 9A Medical/Surgical
Denver Health - Denver, CO

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Under minimal supervision, performs supervisory functions over professional nursing
and support staff in an inpatient unit, specialty clinic, or treatment program in various patient care
settings. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care of the departmental patients. Provides clinical support and acts as a resource to nursing staff in order to provide optimal patient care. Plans staffing to provide adequate coverage at all times.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of a nursing education program that satisfies the licensing requirements of
the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses. BSN preferred.
Experience: Typically two years of professional nursing experience. Previous supervisory experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of techniques, methods and competencies of clinical
nursing practices. Knowledge of safety principles and infection control in the patient care
environment. Knowledge of standards, polices and procedures of Denver Health as they pertain to
nursing. Skill to properly use medical instruments and laboratory equipment. Ability to communicate
effectively in both written and verbal form. Ability to contribute to the development of nursing staff by
identifying learning needs and assisting with those needs. Ability to ensure continuity of patient care
by planning staff assignments, providing direct patient care and evaluating patient outcome. Ability to
apply nursing principles, practices and techniques. Ability to asses patients’ needs and coordinate
proper nursing care. Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations. Ability to immediately
and independently address issues/problems as they occur with patients, staff and visitors and
escalate appropriately. Ability to use computers and computer systems. Bilingual skills preferred.
Certificate/License/Registration: Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR.
Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the Sate of Colorado or a participating compact state.
  • Specialty certifications as required/recommended per unit.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 500-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, eight family health centers, 13 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, an off-site 100 bed non-medical detoxification unit and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $4 billion in care for the uninsured since 1991. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving thirty percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 160,000 individuals and 40% of Denver’s children.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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