Job Description

Accountable for planning, organizing and directing overall Nursing and patient care services including; Nursing Services for the  Emergency Department, Inpatient Acute Care Unit (ACU), Perioperative Services, Outpatient Care, and Infusion Services, EMS/Ambulance Service, Employee Health/Infection Control, Education/QI, Utilization Review, Risk Management and Quality Management Team (QMT). Ensures compliance with all state, federal, and deemed accreditation body standards and regulations.  Ensures that all Nursing care quality standards are met as it relates to the care provided to all age groups of patients ranging from neonate to geriatric. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and leads quality management. Assists in formulating the departmental budgets as directed by the CEO. 

Skills / Requirements


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current licensure to practice in Colorado as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required or equivalent with other educational background
  • Master’s degree in Nursing, or Healthcare Related Field highly preferred


  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in ER/ICU/Critical Care/Med Surge Nurse experience required
  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience in patient care services management preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of OR/Peri-OP/Sterile Processing experience preferred.
  • Prior experience as a Chief Nursing Officer or Senior Director highly preferred.


  • Maintains valid, current RN licensure in the State of Colorado.
  • Maintains clinical credentials and competencies to be able to work clinically.
  • Complete annual education requirements.
  • Adhere to dress code policy, appearance is casual but professional.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Meets attendance expectations of the organization and CEO
  • Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.
  • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.
  • Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the organization.
  • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Attends committee, CQI and management meetings as appropriate.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety, and infection control.
  • Effectively and consistently communicates administrative directives to personnel and encourages interactive departmental meetings and discussions.


  • The ability to demonstrate leadership, managerial ability, good interpersonal relationships, and the application of sound administrative principles.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, staff members and or others in a professional manner
  • High level of critical thinking skills
  • Familiarity with electronic medical records systems.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft office to include Excel.


  • Current Colorado RN License / Current RN License from a participating state in National Licensure Compact.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association.
  • Current ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC certification.
  • CEN or CCRN preferred

Important Notes

Achieve your personal and professional best in the rugged alpine setting and soaring mountain peaks of Leadville and Lake County, Colorado. This is where world–class athletes train and compete, vacationers seek adventure and families make lasting memories.

Combine small-town mountain life, bountiful outdoor recreation and western history, with the convenience that proximity to larger towns offers, and you have a glimpse of daily life in Lake County, Colorado.

Located only 1 hour and 45 minutes from Denver, and a short distance south of Interstate-70 on Hwy. 91 (from Copper Mountain) or Hwy. 24 (from Vail), Leadville is within an easy drive of many of Colorado’s ski resorts.

This rural hospital boasts competitive pay and benefits. A highly trained medical staff delivering medical services in the following areas: 24/7 Emergency Department and Ambulance, Acute Care, Primary Care Clinic, Laboratory, Radiology, Physical Therapy and visiting specialist clinics.

Learn more about St. Vincent Hospital at

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