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Charge Nurse - RN - Observation Unit

SCL Health System Denver, CO

Job Description

Charge Nurse - RN - Observation Unit-18001710 


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Registered Nurse.  

Your compassion is tangible: whether your patient is 18 or 85, they feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

You're generous with your compassion, your empathy and especially your voice, because your opinion matters.

You're great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.



Our 23-bed Observation Unit compassionately cares for adult patients, often coming directly from the Emergency Department, who are in need of observational care to determine if they will require further inpatient treatment or if they are able to be discharged from our hospital.  You will oversee the care of a variety of patients within this setting, including chest pain, asthma and congestive heart failure patients.

Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital provides comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we've launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and Paid Time Off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


Together we'll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We'll honor each other's dignity and surpass the standards we set. We'll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

We'll laugh at each other's jokes (even the bad ones). We'll hello and high five. We'll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

We're proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

Your day

As a Charge Nurse with us, you will need to know how to:

  • Provide shift leadership and serve as the shift clinical resource for the unit
  • Assist with the management of staffing resources and patients
  • Supervise, provide and coordinate patient care activities
  • Maintain quality of care in accordance with policies and procedures


Your experience

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, required
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, required within four (4) years of hire if currently associate's degree-prepared
  • A minimum of three (3) years of acute care nursing experience, required
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, required
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification, required within six (6) months of hire

Your next move

Now that you know more about being a Charge RN on our team we hope you'll join us. At SCL Health you'll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.



: Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge, CO

Primary Location

: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Wheat Ridge
Department: LMC-Observation Care1-Unit


: Full-time


: Night Shift

Job Posting

: Apr 3, 2018, 3:13:47 PM
FTE: 0.9

 Nursing Leadership


: Jayne Westhead

Job Details

Date Posted June 13, 2018
Date Closes July 13, 2018
Requisition 18001710
Located In Denver, CO
SOC Category 00-0000.00