Status: Full-time position
Location: Clovis, NM
Deadline Date: Until Filled
Date Available: 8/14/13
Job Summary: Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, NM is looking for a full-time, qualified RN-REG/ Medical.
Associates Degree, Diploma in Nursing, or BSN. State of NM Registered Nursing License or Graduated Nurse Permit required.
Required detailed knowledge of nursing practice and care delivery in terms of what and how work is to be done as well as why it is done. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and incorporate them in their plan of care.
Ability to make decisions are varied but are usually confined to situations which are familiar. There are several defined alternative solutions available.
Ability to exercise choice in how work is accomplished with independence to operate within established policies, procedures and schedules.
On feet/walks 8 or more hours a day. Assumes and maintains various postural positions including but not limited to kneeling, reaching, stooping, bending, crouching. Reposition patients. Transfer patients. Push/pull patients in wheelchair.
Duties: 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.
Performs other functions as required.
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