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Presbyterian Healthcare Services RN PRN HOSP-ER in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need

FTE: 0.001000

Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours


Are you able to remain calm amidst chaos? Is multitasking your comfort zone? Are you extroverted with good coping skills? If you answered yes to these questions, the Emergency Department (ED) might be a good fit for you. The ED is a fast-paced environment where a variety of patient types from the worried well to the critically ill and injured are seen. If selected for this position, you will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team included Radiology Services, various inpatient units, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Our EDs typically experience a high volume of patients, especially during fall and winter months with the goal of mitigating acute health concerns and moving patients forward. If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we encourage you to apply!

*Acts as clinical resource by overseeing the delivery of patient care, directs and delegates patient care assignments to home health aides and nursing staff based on acuteness of patient care needs and staff capability and anticipates future needs

*Maintains clinically competent in providing direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care..

*Coordinates patient care through collaboration with the patient, family, all other disciplines, primary and secondary physicians and community resources/programs.

*Demonstrates knowledge of Hospice philosophy and provides support to patients and their families.

*Ensures that patients understand their rights and responsibilities, advanced directives and the meaning of informed consent during the admission process.

*Assesses and directs patient and family teaching needs and is proficient in the use of return demonstration and teaching aids in the home setting.

*Maintains professional responsibility for knowledge of current nursing research, practice standards, guidelines and protocols, and hospital policies, procedures, and programs to improve patient care quality.

*Maintains a proficiency in the use of all equipment used in his/her practice.

*Effectively communicates and assists other members of nursing team and/or other disciplines. Actively participates in problem solving and conflict resolution to maintain team cohesiveness..

*Performs on-call duties effectively with the ability to triage patients over the phone and visit when needed.

*Directs own educational needs for the top 10 ICD9 codes and/or diagnoses for SGH HHC: CHF, COPD, diabetes, wounds/post-surgical, arthritis, newborns, Coumadin dependency, malnutrition/ nutrition needs, medication instruction, pain and symptom control/hospice care.

*Supervises the home health aides in compliance with the Medicare/Medicaid rules and regulations.

*Performs other functions as required.

Education: Degree from accredited academic nursing program. Minimum ADN preparation.

Licensure: State of New Mexico or Compact State Nursing License

*Degree from accredited academic nursing program (If a program is under conditional status, approval may be granted by system CNO)

Competencies and skills:

  • BLS

  • SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data

  • SKILL-Microsoft Office

  • Caring Practices: Incorporates nursing activities that create a compassionate, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients and staff with the aim of promoting comfort and healing and preventing unnecessary suffering. Critical Elements of Caring Practices Performance *Applies The Promise and incorporates into care interactions. *Applies Exceptional Patient Experience principles and incorporates into care interactions *Applies respect and timely response in interactions with patient, family, health care team members *Interacts with patient and family providing compassionate, non-judging, empathetic care

  • Patient Advocacy: Works on behalf of the patient/family representing their concerns and helps resolve ethical and clinical issues that impact the patient situation. Critical Elements of Patient Advocacy Performance *Maintains patient confidentiality/personal/medical information *Identifies ethical and clinical issues *Acts with integrated healthcare team using appropriate resources to resolve ethical/clinical issues *Advocates for patient needs, values, and goals *Compliance with JC Rights and responsibilities of the Individual elements

  • Clinical Inquiry: Uses high standards and evidence-based practices along with questioning, research and evaluation skills to provide informed and/or change practice Critical Elements of Clinical Inquiry Performance *Supports process/quality improvement initiatives and incorporation into practice *Follows and is informed on Department outcome measures *Actively participates in changes in practice/roll outs *Seeks advice and consultation on care from colleagues and interdisciplinary team

  • Collaboration: Involves multidisciplinary team as well as patient/family to promote optimal and realistic goals and outcomes Critical Elements of Collaboration Performance *Provides and coordinates independent, interdependent, and dependent care interventions with interdisciplinary care team *Selects appropriate Screenings from HED to facilitate interdisciplinary care when needed *Appropriately delegates care, monitoring delegated team members care and responds as appropriate with the goal of optimizing care *Interactions with care team in respectful, professional manner

  • Facilitation of Learning: Fosters patient/family learning to promote self-care using both formal and informal processes as applicable and at an appropriate level of understanding. Critical Elements of Facilitation of Learning Performance *Self: Completes all required learning modules, programs in specified time *Self: Uses available resources within system to enhance own continuous learning *Self: sets and achieves learning and performance goals yearly *Self: Consults, teaches, supports continuous learning with colleagues *Self: Actively seeks learning/mentorship *Patient: Assess patient's learning style, readiness to learn, challenges to learning and adapts patient education to meet needs *Patient: Incorporates patient in learning about diagnosis(es), care management, medications using appropriate verbal and written communication tools/resources

  • Response to Diversity: Uses holistic body, mind, spirit approach in provision of care by recognizing, appreciating, and incorporating cultural, spiritual, gender, race, ethnicity, lifestyle, socioeconomic, age, and value differences in practice. Critical Elements of Response to Diversity Performance *Provides communication/ medical interpretation services for population served based upon language preference *Consistently provides care to population served with appreciation to diversity elements as designated above *Consistently communicates and documents patient diversity needs *Uses PHS established internal resources and vendors

  • System Thinking: Manages environmental and system resources across the healthcare system and community to meet patient/family needs or provision of quality care. Critical Elements of Systems Thinking Performance *Utilizes internal and PHS resources to provide evidence-based care including policy, protocols, procedures, approved specialty resources *Incorporates all patient safety technology, tools, protocols, communications, and initiatives to optimize a safe patient environment *Deploy in the clinical environment processes to enhance care efficiency, cost containment *Plan, maneuver, and deliver services/technology that are available within the system to meet the care needs of the patient *Negotiates within the system to achieve the care needs of the patient

  • SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.

  • SKILL-Written communication

Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

  • Free wellness programs

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions

  • Continuing education and career development opportunities

  • Life insurance and short/long term disability programs

About Us

Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.

We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico

New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.

Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.

Requisition ID: 2021-24790

Street: 211 Sudderth Dr


City: Ruidoso