Under general supervision, utilizes the nursing process to provide care to all patients in the Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (OBHS) clinic with respect for their uniqueness using informed judgment, individual competence and qualifications, and collaboration with the health care team. Assesses patient's physical and psychological condition on an ongoing basis throughout the continuum of care. Documents patient's medical status during outpatient encounter.
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 experience in a patient care setting.
Knowledge, Skills and 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 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 apply nursing principles, practices and techniques. Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment. Ability to use computers and computer systems.
Bilingual skills preferred.
Certifications and Licenses: Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. *Specialty certifications as required/recommended per unit.
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