Denver Health Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services
The inpatient unit at Denver Health has 45 beds and serves adult patients experiencing behavioral problems or those having difficulty meeting basic living needs due to a combination of mental, physical or substance abuse problems.
While a patient in the Adult Inpatient Mental Health unit, you will have access to the following:
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups are provided for those wishing to attend
Cross-cultural communication through our interpreter service covering over 200 languages at no cost
Full-time occupational therapy
Medical evaluation treatment
A variety of therapies including individual, family, group art, music and electroconvulsive therapy
Outdoor recreational area
Upon admission to the unit, our team will conduct an evaluation to learn about the patient’s health history, current symptoms and strengths. Each patient is encouraged to participate in his/her treatment plan and design strategies to improve the situation. Hospitalization is usually short-term, and we encourage patients to continue with follow-up care in the community to ensure overall good health.
Under general supervision, the professional nurse adheres to the American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics to provide care to all healthcare consumers. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based practices and competence to collaborate with the health care team to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas in daily practice. “Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder / Director, Watson Caring Science Institute.”
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Experience: at least 1 year RN in a direct patient care setting
Associate's Degree (Required) Completion of an accredited nursing education program that is accredited and satisfies the licensing requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered Nurses. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
Experience: At least one-year RN experience in a direct patient care setting.
Registered Nurse (Required) Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. National board certification is a preference and encouraged for staff nurses.. • Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required) American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. *Specialty certifications as required/recommended per unit.
Location Denver Health
Work Type Full time
Internal Number: 2539
About Denver Health
Denver Health was founded as City Hospital in 1860 to serve the health care needs of the rapidly developing city of Denver. Since then, we have grown alongside the community to become a complete health care system, proudly providing care for all residents -- at every point in their lives. We believe healthy people are the foundation of a vibrant community, and Denver Health has been treating and healing the people of Denver for more than 150 years. Today, Denver Health delivers preventative, primary and acute care services. We are committed to making our community a healthy place to live, work and raise a family. You’ll see that commitment in the programs we offer, through the care we provide and in our determination to achieve continuous improvement so our community always has the best care available. As a comprehensive, integrated organization, we provide hospital and emergency care to the public, regardless of ability to pay. This integration promotes continuity of care for each patient and assures health care that is delivered in the most efficient, cost-effective setting.