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Title: ER Registered Nurse

Department: Emergency Department

Type: Full Time

Location: Vail, CO

Job Details:

 ER Staff Nurse at Vail Health


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About the Position: ER Staff Nurse

This position assumes responsibility and accountability for providing nursing care for patients and their families. Provide expert, compassionate, individualized nursing care for patients and families. Collaborate with providers, staff and other members of the team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

The Emergency Department at Vail Health
Vail Health's Emergency Department (ED) is a 24-hour Level III Trauma Center staffed by board-certified physicians. Emergency trauma care is available to infants, pediatrics, adolescents and adults of all ages. Our highly trained staff is qualified to care for medical emergencies and stabilization of critical patients with full resuscitation capabilities. Walk-in patients are treated promptly and efficiently. The Emergency Department serves the emergency medical needs of the community and visitors.
  • Emergent and trauma care
  • Treatment and care of sports-related injuries with expertise in ski injuries, splinting and casting
  • Disaster preparedness and response in conjunction with county and pre-hospital agencies
  • Occupational health services
  • Limited Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Program

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

  • Oversee the daily patient flow to optimize patient care, safety and satisfaction using healthcare assessment skills, prioritizing skills and critical thinking skills.
  • Triage incoming patient requests for services.
  • Deliver patient education to facilitate plan of care, employer-informed healthcare choices, and promote optimal wellness.
  • Delegate care appropriately and according to Colorado statutes.
  • Administer medications, perform treatments, and assist in procedures as needed, while consistently adhering to patient safety guidelines.
  • Coordinate patient care to achieve the highest possible level of patient care and satisfaction.
  • As needed, handle high telephone volume of patient requests for medications, information, and assistance.
  • Work independently, as needed, with minimal supervision.
  • Deliver excellent service by utilizing Relationship-Based Care to advocate for safety, patient preferences, and optimal communication through partnering with patients and families.
  • Role models the principles of a Just Culture
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.


  • Monday to Friday: Days/Evenings/Nights
  • Rotating Weekends 


    • Experience:
      • One-year of critical care or emergency experience required.
    • License(s):
      • State of Colorado Registered Nurse license required
    • Certification(s):
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) by American Heart Association required
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required
      • Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) required
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) ~OR~ Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) 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.