Registered Nurse - PRN (Nights)

Registered Nurse - PRN (Nights)

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center | Rio Rancho, NM, 87144, US

Posted a month ago

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Job Summary and Scope

Independently promote and restore patients' health through direct nursing care to assigned patients within the nursing process; collaborate with physicians and multidisciplinary team members. Provide clinical leadership for other staff and assume relief charge duties when designated and serve as a clinical resource for staff. Serve as a role model to promote a positive work environment and quality patient care while utilizing SRMC Values and promoting SRMCs mission and vision. The nature of the job is diverse with frequent new and varied work situations. The job involves a moderate degree of complexity. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. The primary purpose of this job is to serve as a professional resource nurse throughout the hospital including but not limited to the Emergency

Department, Inpatient Units, ICU, Clinics, Surgical Department, House Supervisors, and Behavioral Health.

Essential Functions:

* POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES- Maintain established hospital as well as departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs
* PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops.
* Report potential and actual patient safety, concerns, medical errors and or near misses in a timely manner thru the chain of command and document within the PSN system.
* Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional psychological and spiritual support to patient, friends and families.
* Promote patients independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, identified lay caregiver and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
* Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams and resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
* Active participation in hospital strategic initiatives such as quality improvement and monitoring TJC compliance.
* Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers
* Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care including equipment and material resources
* Ability to assess, initiate and document nursing assessment, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
* Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools in a timely and accurate manner.
* Circulate to a variety of hospital settings and disciplines while promoting nursing clinical competency, education, and leadership.
* Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

SRMC Core Values

Integrity: Our words and actions match our values

To Serve: We put the needs of others before our own

Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations and/or standards in every activity, every encounter, and every initiative

Safety/Quality: We provide evidence based care, programs, services, and an environment that achieves the best outcomes

Teamwork: We enjoy the ability and power to work collaboratively to deliver exceptional service

Communication Skills

* Contacts are normally made with other within UNM-Sandoval
* Contacts are usually with own department staff and own supervisor
* Contacts frequently contain confidential/sensitive information necessitating discretion at all times
* Percentage of contacts by phone: 20%; percentage of contacts face to face: 70%; percentage of contacts by email: 10%.
* Percentage of contacts with patients: 80% and percentage with non-patients: 20%.
* Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing

Required Qualifications

* Physiological knowledge
* Knowledge in bedside manner
* Knowledge in infection control
* Clinical Nursing Skills
* Skill in administering medication
* Multi-tasking skills
* Teamwork abilities
* Health Promotion and Maintenance abilities
* Patient assessment knowledge
* Critical thinking abilities
* Ability to remain focused and organized
* Ability to independently seek out resources
* Knowledge of scope of the Registered Nurse
* Flexible and adaptable to changing work assignments and conditions


Education: Registered Nursing program graduate


* Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New Mexico or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by State of New Mexico
* CPR Certification or must obtain within thirty (30) calendar days of date of position
* ACLS Certification or must obtain within six (6) months of date of position
* PALS Certification or must obtain within six (6) months of date of position
* Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) must obtain within six (6) months of date of position
* Basic Arrhythmia Certification or equivalent within one (1) year of date of position
* RN Matrix Complete and maintain unit/clinic based required certifications and competencies as listed in the department expectations and or the unit/clinic education matrix

Work Experience: Minimum 6 months Nursing experience

Preferred Educational/Experience Requirements:

* Bachelors Degree of Science in Nursing or higher degree
* Nationally certified in area of specialty
* 2 years recent experience in specialty area
* Dual Language Certification

Conditions of Employment

* Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check, reference checks and a post offer drug screen.
* Must be employment eligible as verified by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA).
* Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
* Hospital required vaccinations
* Hospital required competencies

Working Conditions

* Typical office and/or patient care, acute care hospital environment.
* Must be able to travel locally between facilities and within the surrounding community.
* Occasional exposure to minimal physical risk
* Exposure to contagious diseases
* Dealing with grief and sorrow
* Dealing with hostile and upset people
* Extensive computer work
* Evening meetings
* Dealing with high stress situations/levels
* Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and nights as outlined by department guidelines