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RN / Medical-Surgical Nursing / New Mexico / Any / Med/ Surg RN needed for IHS facility Job

Company: Tribal EM
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Supports nursing needs by cross training and floating to emergency room including Triage as necessary. Assignments to other areas of the nursing department are dependent upon maintaining adequate staffing levels associated with respective acuity levels. Complies with departmental policies and procedures, protocols, and standards of care/practice. Serves as a patient advocate by assisting and supporting patients and families to optimally manage their health care, respecting their culture and values, individual needs, health goals and treatment preferences. Support the patients right to make independent decisions, implement health care plans, and seeks assistance when needed. Maintains the dignity and worth of individuals, respects cultural, spiritual and psychosocial differences and apply philosophical and ethical concepts that promote quality and continuity of care. Directs and coordinates the work of licensed and unlicensed nursing personnel in providing appropriate services to meet identified patient care needs. Charge nurse/team leader duties Uses the nursing process as a framework to determine the delivery of nursing care/services in accordance with departmental practice standards. Observes and assesses patient condition (infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric, with consideration for age-specific attributes), records observations in the problem-oriented electronic medical record format, and discusses significant changes with medical provider staff. Records initial assessment data and reassessments data in Electronic Health Record. Develops and alters nursing care plans as indicated by nursing assessment and diagnosis. Facilitates continuity of care by using the nursing process, multidisciplinary collaboration, and coordination of appropriate health care serves and community resources available to the patient and family. Performs patient and family education based on established standards, as required by age of patient, and documents education in the Electronic Health Record. Carries out physicians orders (verified through Electronic Health Record) including the administration of prescribed drugs by topical, oral, rectal, and parenteral routes and other therapeutic measures such as: oxygen, intravenous fluids, and blood transfusions, etc. Maintains competency in a wide variety of therapeutic devices such as: drainage, feeding, IV pumps, AED, nebulizer, suction tubes/machines, electrocardiograph machines, PCA machines, etc. Performs venipuncture for the purpose of obtaining blood specimens or initiating and maintaining intravenous fluids therapy. Measures and records vital signs, height, weight, neurological status, effects of medication, visual acuity and hearing as indicated or prescribed. Collects or assists in collection of various specimens, such as: urine, sputum, stool, blood, etc. Obtains test results according to Ancillary Testing Policy/Procedures. Assists physician/provider in the performance of diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Recognizes adverse reactions to medications, transfusions, treatments, and procedures and initiates appropriate interventions and actions. Recognizes cardio respiratory arrest, and other emergency conditions, initiates and maintains resuscitation efforts where appropriate. Recognizes the dignity and worth of individuals, respects cultural, spiritual and psychosocial differences and apply philosophical and ethical concepts that promote quality and continuity of care. Admits and discharges patients, obtains nursing history, performs nursing examinations, assesses nursing care needs, develops and administers patient care plan as required by age of patient. Provides patient care and patient education as required by age of patient. Participates in nursing report and shift audits as necessary. Works rotating shifts on day, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Other duties as assigned. Maintain professional licensure and competence through participation in ongoing education and training relevant to current inpatient nursing practice standards. Completes competencies assignments. Assumes charge nurse responsibilities on a rotating basis and assigns patient care duties to other nursing staff; maintains and manages the everyday activities of the nursing department to enhance smooth operations. Communicates activities to supervisory clinical nurse and co-workers to maintain adequate services/patient care. Participates and completes mandatory in-service/online education related to Safety (patient and self), CPR, Infection Control, Equipment Management, Blood Borne Pathogens, POCT proficiency, etc Participates in the orientation of new personnel.

Keywords: Tribal EM, Albuquerque , RN / Medical-Surgical Nursing / New Mexico / Any / Med/ Surg RN needed for IHS facility Job, Healthcare , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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