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Title: OR Registered Nurse

Department: Surgery

Type: Full Time

Location: Vail, CO

Job Details:

Our nonprofit community health care organization is offering $10,000 Sign-on Bonus to experience Operating Room Staff Nurse


Video Clip:  Vail Health people speak about Vail Health as their second home


About the Position: Operating Room Staff Nurse | Full-time

This position assumes responsibility and accountability for providing nursing care for patients and their families. Assure expert, compassionate, individualized nursing care for patients and families is expected. They collaborate with providers, staff and other members of the team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.  
The Surgical Unit at Vail Health
When surgery is required to treat a disease or injury, or to help improve bodily function or appearance, Vail Health's facilities and care team are trusted by locals and visitors alike. The surgeons and support staff of Surgical Associates are experts in emergency and trauma care and also specialize in general surgery, as well as cancer, laparoscopic and critical care surgeries.

Uniqueness of Opportunity

Vail Health offers rewarding healthcare careers near North America’s finest mountain communities.
We are seeking compassionate professionals for our:

  • 52-bed Hospital
  • Urgent Care clinics
  • Vail Health clinics,
  • Emergency Department
  • Surgery Centers
  • Howard Head Sports Medicine
  • Shaw Cancer Center


  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement plan - 403(b)
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Child care reimbursement
  • Tuition assistance program
  • Health club subsidy
  • Payroll deduct for ski pass  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the daily patient flow to optimize patient care, safety and satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates ability to triage incoming patient requests for services.
  • Delivers patient education to facilitate plan of care, employer informed healthcare choices, and promote optimal wellness.
  • Demonstrates ability to delegate care appropriately and according to Colorado statue.
  • Demonstrates competent healthcare assessment skills, prioritizing skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle high telephone volume of patient requests for medications, information and assistance.
  • Administers medications, performs treatments, and assists in procedures as needed; consistently adhering to patient safety guidelines.
  • Coordinates patient care with other physician practices, VVMC and others as needed to achieve the highest possible level of patient care and satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Delivers excellent service by utilizing Relationship-Based Care to advocate for safety, patient preferences, and optimal communication through partnering with patients and families.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.


  • Days, Nights, Evenings
  • Weekends
  • On-call


  • Experience:
    • One-year clinical experience required
  • License(s):
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Colorado Registered Nurse license.
  • Certification(s):
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association, required.


About Vail Health

Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports.

Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center.

Vail Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

Apply today.  Our short application process takes less than 5 minutes on your phone, tablet or computer.