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
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours
Responsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide direct patient care to an assigned group of patients during a shift. Responsible for prioritizing the delivery of direct nursing care using time and resources efficiently integrating a standards-based framework model.
*Provides direct patient care by assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting individual patient needs, actions taken and patient responses.
*Coordinates patients care through collaboration with the patient/family and healthcare team.
*Performs assessments as per unit standards and documents on appropriate data base/assessment flow sheet.
*Initiates, utilizes and documents appropriate protocols and standards of care.
*Administers medication and treatments as prescribed by physician, or standard protocols and documents according to policy.
*Identifies and meets patient and family learning and discharge needs on admission and throughout episode of care.
*Evaluates patient progression toward outcomes per unit standards and documents through EOSS etc.
*Performs competently in emergency situations.
*Delegates or assigns aspects of patient care to healthcare team members commensurate with their validated competency to perform the task.
*Assumes responsibility for the clinical supervision of LPNs and non-licensed assistive personnel.
*Provides leadership through communication about and validation of patient care.
*Assists with various procedures, treatments, surgical techniques or assigns to other healthcare team members as appropriate.
*Completes patient population/age-specific/procedure and protocol education and competency testing per unit standards.
*Demonstrates competency in required psychomotor skills.
*Assists in orientation of new staff or students, and serve as a resource person and professional role model.
*Assumes professional responsibility for current nursing structure and clinical standards of care.
*Incorporates PHS mission (VVPS) in care-giving activities.
*Supports DON philosophies of shared governance and models of care delivery.
*Assumes other leadership roles (i.e. relief charge nurse) as required by the department.
*Meets professional requirements as follows:
* A. In-service requirements:
* 1. Age-specific training (care giving, treatment, assessments specific to the age of populations served).
* 2. Mandatory yearly inservice to include BLS, safety training, bloodborne pathogen/infection/TB training.
* B. Performance Standards:
* 1. Participates in unit/department governance.
* 2. Adheres to PHS dress code for professionals, including display of ID badge.
* 3. Documents own continuing education.
* 4. Maintains positive communication and relationships with patients, peers and other healthcare team members.
* 5. Participates in quality improvement activities.
* 6. Maintains a punctual and reliable attendance record.
* 7. Completes mandatory inservices, competencies and licensure requirements on time.
* 8. Adheres to safety and equipment policies.
*Performs other functions as required.
Licensure: State of New Mexico or Compact State Nursing License or Graduate Nurse Permit required
*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:
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.