RN, GI LAB REFERRAL NURSE - Albuquerque - Full-Time 1.0 Days
Presbyterian Healthcare Services - Albuquerque, NM

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Minimum Skills/Requirements

Associate’s Degree, Diploma in Nursing or BSN. State of New Mexico Registered Nursing License. 6-12 months GI experience. Demonstrated communication and problem solving skill. Bilingual skills are helpful. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and EPIC applications..

Primary Job Functions

  • Provides direct and indirect 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.
Serves as liaison between Presbyterian Healthcare Services and its patients.
  • Identifies and meets patient and family learning and discharge needs on admission and throughout episode of care.
Uses the nursing process to evaluate patient needs during out-bound telephone calls.

  • Evaluates patient progression toward outcomes per unit standards and documents through EOSS etc.
Serves as patient advocate to assist patient through the health care system.
  • 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.
  • Operates the console of telephone lines and associated telephone equipment..
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills. Maintains a customer-driven professional attitude..
  • Collects and inputs pertinent call disposition data and ensures that complete and accurate documentation is recorded into the computerized database for each call.
  • Functions independently and demonstrates competence in decision making, communication and problem solving techniques to resolve patients’ questions and concerns.
  • Maintains knowledge of updated software and hardware applications in the performance of duties.
  • Provides leadership through communication about and validation of patient care.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient records.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities for Wellness Access.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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