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Registered Nurse-Lead

Job Description
Jefferson Hills Corporation
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Job Location: 
Denver Metro
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Job Category: 
Health & Mental Health | Programs/Services
Job Description: 

Employment Value: Join our team of dedicated professionals providing support and treatment to children, youth and families facing mental health, child welfare and addiction challenges. We innovate and adapt the diverse perspectives of our population, for both our team and our clients. Through our Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), hospital diversion program (New Vistas) and Jefferson Hills Academy, we use some of the most current practices, interventions and protocols to address the complex needs of vulnerable youth and their families. We are committed to diversity and inclusiveness.

Known for our intensive, staff secure programs, Jefferson Hills is a leader in working in partnership with the community to meet the needs of these vulnerable children, youth, and families. We welcome you to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can help. Jefferson Hills offers Registered Nurses the opportunity for a challenging and rewarding career outside of hospital care. The executive team of Jefferson Hills supports staff and clients with over 25 years of mental health and education services experience. Seasoned professionals and new graduates who are interested in making an immediate and lasting impact on children and youth are encouraged to apply.

What our clients are saying:

“Terrific facility. They helped my sister-in-law through a crisis and she had nothing but positive things to say about her experience there. Staff was warm and welcoming and I truly am thankful this facility exists!”

“Thank you for all the help you gave (name). We really appreciate everything you do!”

What our team members are saying:

“I’m so pleased to work for an organization that is invested in the health and wellbeing of our clients. I get up each morning with a sense of purpose and work side by side with talented and engaged staff.”

Our nurses work as members of interdisciplinary teams provide general and psychiatric healthcare to clients facing acute mental health needs in the hospital diversion program (New Vistas), Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU).

Areas of Responsibility
  • Auditing medication administration records for all units and making appropriate decisions to rectify any discrepancies.
  • Ensure medications are handled according to licensing standards and statute requirements and are administered safely, and effectively, including the accurately. Monitor standards and compliance issues.
  • Ensure staff responsible for medication monitoring is appropriately trained, including proper reporting procedures for problems with the administering of medications and proper responses to medical emergencies.
  • Lead staff nurses to ensure effective implementation of the agency’s mission, goals and objective on a daily basis.
  • Provide nursing support to the Clinical Program Director as needed.
  • Maintain supplies and inventory check list and report to the Clinical Program Director for order approval.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the schedule and will communicate with Clinical Program Director regarding staffing needs.
  • Collaboration with all members of the treatment team in making decisions regarding appropriate patient care
  • Provide nursing functions as described in Nursing Job Description.
  • Assesses situations involving clients' safety, abuse (physical, sexual, drug) and other health related issues for the purpose of identifying problems, referring for proper treatment and complying with legal requirements.
  • Insure that standards of accuracy, quality and efficiency are met.
  • Conduct basic orientation and training for Jefferson Hills shift nurses.

Education/ Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and holds a current Colorado or compact RN license.
  • Minimum 5 years of nursing
  • Experience in a leadership or supervisory role.
  • Experience with psychiatric nursing, pediatric mental health, corrections or residential care strongly preferred.
  • Strong assessment skills as well as critical thinking skills, problem solving and excellent documentation required.
  • Must hold and maintain current CPR/BLS certification.
  • see above

Pay: $31.44 to $38.18/hour


Jefferson Hills offers a comprehensive, affordable benefits program including health, dental and vision coverage, 403(b) with company match, long and short term disability plans and A FREE MEAL FOR EVERY 8 HOURS WORKED!
We seek to provide professional learning and development through ongoing training and a tuition reimbursement program. Jefferson Hills is an equal opportunity employer.

Jefferson Hills is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply

For Consideration:

  • Jefferson Hills is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status according to Colorado state and federal laws.
  • Applicant must be 21 years or older.

NOTE: This position works in a licensed, residential child care facility. Drug screen and rigorous background check required for employment.

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