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 with diploma, ADN, BSN, or MSN, supplemented by completion of an in-depth cardiovascular course.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current New Mexico RN license or current compact State License. BLS, and ACLS required. CCRN preferred.
SKILLS: Current knowledge and skills appropriate to age/type of patient population served. Knowledgeable and sensitive to patients' rights in the delivery of care. Communicates in a clear concise manner appropriate to the developmental age of patient.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three (3) years of professional nursing experience, with at least two (2) years of the three (3) in critical care, including experience in arrhythmia and basic hemodynamic monitoring of patients in an acute-care setting; knowledge of electronic monitoring devices. Prefer at least one (1) year of previous experience in Cath Lab. Critical Care is defined as, but not limited to, Cath Lab, PACU, ED, CCU, ICU, MICU, SICU, and CVICU.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Patient Care Director or Manager.
- Bloodborne pathogen C. Exposure to infectious diseases and x-rays.
Works in a clean, well-lighted, ventilated smoke-free environment. Subject to stressful professional relationships. Working hours are varied, with flexibility due to unexpected changes in schedule and emergencies.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing and walking. Requires heavy (at least 50 lbs.) physical effort to position, push and/or transfer patients or equipment and supplies. Requires considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. Ability to judge distance and space relationships, see peripherally, distinguish and identify different colors. Hearing and visual acuity within normal or correctable limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.