POSITION SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse is a clinical practitioner who coordinates and implements patient care specific to the age of the patient population served on the assigned units. He/she ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner, consistent with the unit's standards of care. He/she demonstrates performance consistent with the mission, philosophy and goals of the unit and organization. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice. Treats staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. BSN preferred. National specialty certification preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current RN license in the State of New Mexico. Current BLS Certification. Current ACLS Certification or obtain within 6 months. Current PALS/NRP if applicable to area. Current TNCC if applicable to area or obtain within 6 months. Current CPI or equivalent must be obtained within six months for Behavioral Health and Emergency Department. BLS, ACLS and PALS must be issued through American Heart Association.
SKILLS: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/service appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department.
EXPERIENCE: 3 years relevant experience.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Nursing Leadership
-Bloodborne pathogen: B
Works irregular hours. Multiple simultaneous activities of patient care. Exposure to infectious diseases and x-rays. Exposure to varying unpredictable situations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Occasionally positions, pushes and/or transfers patients or equipment. Hearing and visual acuity within normal limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
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