Director Nursing - ICU

SCL Health
Lafayette, CO
Post Date:
November 18, 2021
Job Status:


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Director Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for Good Samaritan Medical Center.


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.


Youre passionate about standards of practice, best patient experience, and mentoring the next generation of nurse leaders.


Youre 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.




Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. At our 234-bed Level II Trauma Center, our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Were especially proud of our people, who helped make us one of Americas 100 Best Hospitals according to Healthgrades.


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, weve 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 savings plan.


As a Director, you would receive additional benefits including reimbursement for tuition, cell phone, professional dues and subscriptions. To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we may also offer a sign-on or retention bonus and relocation assistance when applicable.


With this position, you are eligible to participate in the At Risk Compensation (ARC) Plan. This plan enables SCL Health to provide leaders with an additional performance compensation opportunity. The ARC Award opportunities are calculated as a percentage of your base salary. Awards are paid out based on attainment of selected SCL Health Board-approved goals.




Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.


Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.


Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day


As a Director ICU you need to know how to:

  • Provide administrative management of the ICU.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities of innovation/creativity/change and an ability to respond positively to changing circumstances.
  • Act decisively and take effective action.  Show initiative to achieve growth of management knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
  • Collaborate with the department management team in planning, program development, human resource management, budget planning, customer satisfaction, patient safety, communication, and compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Review, revise, formulate, approve, and ensure accuracy of all Policies and Procedures relevant to ICU and overall Nursing
  • Evaluate service needs and volumes and adjusts staffing levels accordingly. Maintain effective and appropriate staffing and scheduling to ensure safe, quality patient care. Promote staff flexibility and cross-training. Provide communication to associates and physicians through rounding, huddles, staff meetings, and other forms of communication to relay updates regarding department updates, organizational activities, financial performance, educational opportunities, interdepartmental activities, and QI activities

Your experience


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

  • Current active Colorado RN nursing license required. 
  • BSN required;  MSN or MBA required, or ability to obtain in three to five years
  • CPR required by completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently. 
  • ACLS and TNCC certification required within 6 months of employment. 
  • Minimum of 5 years acute care RN experience and 3 years supervisory experience.  Critical care experience preferred.
  • Prefer experience leading in a Magnet or Pathways designated organization

Your next move


Now that you know more about being a Director ICU on our team we hope youll join us. At Good Samaritan Medical Center and SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.


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