Skills: Associate’s Degree,Diploma in Nursing or BSN. State of New Mexico Registered Nursing License or Graduate Nurse Permit required.
Primary Job Functions
- 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.