Job Description

This position is located at St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville, Colorado

Emergency Department Registered Nurse (ED-RN)

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. Please review specific addendum, if applicable.

  • Guaranteed 12 hour shifts
  • Days, Evenings and some Weekends and Holidays Required
  • Transitions to Med/Surg Unit

MINIMUM education requirements

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

MINIMUM work experience requirements

  • Two years experience in an Emergency Department required.
  • Nursing skills and knowledge base specific to specialty.


  • Current Colorado RN license/ Current RN license from a participating state in the National Licensure Compact.
  • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS certification


Emergency Department

  • Coordinates completion of 12 Lead EKG on patients presenting to the Emergency Department with complaints of chest pain and/or MD order
  • Coordinates care of patient with Physician and ancillary departments
  • Stock Emergency Department rooms and specified area.

Patient & Family Centered Care

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


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

Leadership/Nursing Professionalism

  • Delegates to non-RN personnel in accordance with State Board of Nursing and hospital policy.
  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.
  • Professional role model for all staff demonstration ethical/legal/professional nursing process.
  • Manages resources and patient flow through matching nursing competencies with individualized patient’s and unit needs.
  • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/ procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Function effectively within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
  • Precepts/ mentors new staff or nursing students as needed.
  • Attends 75% of staff meetings including training meetings.

 Quality/ Research

  • 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.
  • Participate in unit-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities.
  • Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.

Professional Development

  • 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 life-long 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 the hospital and unit based meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or leadership peers.


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


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.

St. Vincent Hospital, a critical access Hospital, is managed by Centura Health, the region’s leading health network. 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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