Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients. Promote a positive work environment and quality patient care. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
PATIENT CARE - Deliver safe, direct care to an assigned group of patients, under the supervision of an RN Preceptor
POLICIES - Work within Hospitals, Nursing division and departmental policies
CARE PLAN - Work in collaboration with the healthcare team, implement and document individualized care plans incorporating age specific considerations, including discharge planning and patient/family teaching
MEDICATION - Administer medication, including IV medication, via the Seven Rights; document and communicate clinical findings
TESTS AND PROCEDURES - Assist with special tests and procedures, ensure proper consent has been obtained
EMERGENCY MEASURES - Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients
ENVIRONMENT - Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards
MISSION AND GOALS - Assist to maintain, support, and implement department and Hospitals mission and goals
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
RN MATRIX - Complete and maintain unit/clinic based required certifications and competencies as listed in the department expectations/and or the unit/clinic education matrix
Nursing program (nationally accredited) graduate
No minimum experience required
NM Board of Nursing Graduate Permit or RN License
Applied to take or has taken Boards and waiting for New Mexico licensure. Upon passing Boards and completing GN competencies must secure a position as a RN Inpt or RN Outpt. Transfer action will be made at the first available future effective date. During the transition period incumbents must continue to work under current job description. If Boards are failed, automatic demotion to Tech Nurse with appropriate reduction in pay.
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Education Requirements - Preferred:
Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment
Limited access to med room. Med Admin Policy, Att A