RN - PICU - Presbyterian Hospital - FT 0.9
Presbyterian Healthcare Services - Albuquerque, NM

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Minimum Skills/Requirements

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.