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Lincoln County Medical Center
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New Mexico


Nestled between tall pines and mountain vistas at an elevation of 6,900 feet, Ruidoso is home to Presbyterian Lincoln County Medical Center, which has served the community and surrounding areas since 1950. With a population of nearly 20,000, the Lincoln County area offers many larger-town amenities in a smaller-community environment. Learn more about Ruidoso:http://docs.phs.org/cs/groups/public/documents/phscontent/pel_00936253.pdf

Job Description 
Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need
FTE: 0.001000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours


Responsible for the primary nursing care and coordination of care for assigned homecare /hospice patients of all ages. Develops a plan of care appropriate for the patient s needs in consultation with the physician. Supervises the home health/hospice aides.


Acts as clinical resource by overseeing the delivery of patient care, directs and delegates patient care assignments to home health aides and nursing staff based on acuteness of patient care needs and staff capability and anticipates future needs

*Maintains clinically competent in providing direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care..

*Coordinates patient care through collaboration with the patient, family, all other disciplines, primary and secondary physicians and community resources/programs.

*Demonstrates knowledge of Hospice philosophy and provides support to patients and their families.

*Ensures that patients understand their rights and responsibilities, advanced directives and the meaning of informed consent during the admission process.

*Assesses and directs patient and family teaching needs and is proficient in the use of return demonstration and teaching aids in the home setting.

*Maintains professional responsibility for knowledge of current nursing research, practice standards, guidelines and protocols, and hospital policies, procedures, and programs to improve patient care quality.

*Maintains a proficiency in the use of all equipment used in his/her practice.

*Effectively communicates and assists other members of nursing team and/or other disciplines. Actively participates in problem solving and conflict resolution to maintain team cohesiveness..

*Performs on-call duties effectively with the ability to triage patients over the phone and visit when needed.

*Directs own educational needs for the top 10 ICD9 codes and/or diagnoses for SGH HHC: CHF, COPD, diabetes, wounds/post-surgical, arthritis, newborns, Coumadin dependency, malnutrition/ nutrition needs, medication instruction, pain and symptom control/hospice care.

*Supervises the home health aides in compliance with the Medicare/Medicaid rules and regulations.

*Performs other functions as required.


Other information:
Licensure: State of New Mexico or Compact State Nursing License or Graduate Nurse Permit required
Academic Preparation:
*Degree from accredited academic nursing program (If a program is under conditional status, approval may be granted by system CNO)

*Minimum ADN preparation with expectation of BSN completion within 5 years of hire

* Associate Degree

* Registered Nurse-NM


Competencies and skills:


Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  •  Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  •  Free wellness programs
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
  • Continuing education and career development opportunities
  •  Life insurance and short/long term disability programs


About Us
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. 


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