Centura Health RN PRACTITIONER for Pain Management at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our sixth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and recent Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.

Occasional travel to other sites to meet the needs of the clinic may be required.

Position summary

Assumes responsibility and accountability for rapid assessment, nursing diagnosis and works with MD partners to assure safe patient diagnostic testing and optimal plan of care. Performs advanced practice procedures. Utilizes the nursing process to promote/restore optimal health and well-being of the patient. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.

Education Requirements

  • Graduate of Accredited School Of Nursing.

  • Masters degree in Adult Nurse Practitioner or related degree

Work Experience Requirements

  • 1 year experience in a clinical setting

License/ Certifications

  • RN license in the state of Colorado

  • Current Registered member of the Colorado Advanced Practice Registry.

  • Current BLS certification required from American Heart Association

  • ACLS

Position Duties (essential functions, INCLUDE % OF TIME)


  • Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.

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

  • Assesses patient/family learning style and appropriately teach and document understanding.

_PLAN OF CARE – 25%_

  • Engages patient/family to foster commitment to comply with plan of care.

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to develop and implement holistic, individualized plan of care.

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

  • Assess patients’ physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, reviews of records and clinical data.

  • Evaluates patient’s response and intervene in a timely manner to ensure optimal patient outcome.

  • Effectively performs a variety of therapeutic/diagnostic interventions including but not limited to Treadmill testing, stress testing, 12-Lead EKG interpretation.

  • Assess for appropriate diagnostic intervention.

_SAFETY – 25%_

  • Implements patient plan of care and observes outcomes in accordance with nursing standards and physician direction.

  • Ensures safety of each patient in least restrictive manner.


  • Serves as patient advocate. Anticipates needs of provider, staff patient and family.

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

  • Demonstrates proficiency in monitoring patients undergoing cardiac testing and emergency intervention per ACLS/ACC guidelines when needed.

  • Participates in community-based activities.

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

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.