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Registered Nurse - Central New Mexico (Los Lunas, New Mexico)

Company: Wexford Health
Location: Los Lunas
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION: Registered Nurse

LOCATION: Central New Mexico (Los Lunas, NM)

SHIFT: Days

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies.  At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Under the clinical supervision of the Director of Nursing, the incumbent is responsible for delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Also directs and guides patient teaching activities and ancillary personnel, while maintaining standards of professional nursing.
  • Utilizes electronic medical record system as applicable throughout the scope of duties and responsibilities.  
  • Assesses physical, psychological and psychosocial dimensions of patients within the healthcare unit and, as necessary, in the housing units.
  • Applies knowledge of illnesses, injuries and diseases using available resources in obtaining a health history, and in the assessment process.
  • Provides leadership to RNs, LPNs, MAs, CNAs and other nursing paraprofessionals in patient care as related to medical aspects of patient care.
  • Reviews and monitors all offenders receiving medications, as assigned and maintains charts and records.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication skills and effective interviewing techniques to elicit pertinent historical information and make appropriate referral as required.

BENEFITS

Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Performance check-ins with annual merit increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plan
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account
  • Continuing education options

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

LICENSING: Current, valid New Mexico Registered Nursing License

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR Certification

EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. Associate’s Degree required; Bachelors’ Degree preferred.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum one (1) year of clinical experience; correctional nursing experience a plus

EOE/M/F/D/V

Keywords: Wexford Health, Albuquerque , Registered Nurse - Central New Mexico (Los Lunas, New Mexico), Other , Los Lunas, New Mexico

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