POSITION SUMMARY: Directs and provides professional nursing care for an assigned group of patients across the age continuum, while complying with the New Mexico Nurse Practice Act. Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to direct or provide nursing care. Provides supervision and guidance to other members of the nursing unit; and may be authorized, in the absence of the manager of patient care services, to make decisions affecting the nursing unit.
Under the supervision of a Medical Technologist ensures proper venipuncture, specimen collection and labeling, record keeping, results reporting and patient care in the collection of all types of laboratory specimens. Demonstrates knowledge of equipment, needles, procedures and supplies used in the laboratory. Understands proper operational and quality control standards and procedures.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an NLN accredited school of professional nursing
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current New Mexico RN license or current Compact state license.
BLS Certification required or within 2 weeks of hire date. ACLS certifications required or must be obtained within 6 months of hire date.
Ability to relate and work effectively with others
Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards
Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement
Is aware of professional nursing standards and performs in accordance with them
EXPERIENCE: Previous recovery room, ambulatory care, critical care or general nursing experience is preferred
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.