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Posted: 8/31/2020
Job Reference #: 15949
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Requisition ID
Clinical Care-Nursing Support
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Location : Name
Lincoln County Medical Center
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New Mexico


Job Description 
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
FTE: 0.900000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours

Performs specific patient care procedures (such as, phlebotomy, wound care, gastric and urethral tube insertion and bedside testing) under the direction of a licensed Nurse and / or performs specific support-procedures for the operation of a Nursing or Clinical Department. Operates patient monitoring systems.


*Monitors patients and collects information for documentation in the patient record. Stamps and assembles patient charts. Posts laboratory and other tests results. Transports patients and documents action on patient record. Collects and records vital signs, weights, and other patient data in patient record. Administers oxygen under the direction of a licensed Nurse. Assists nurses and physicians with sterile procedures.

*Documents all care provided in the appropriate place in the patient record

*Removes peripheral, intravenous therapy lines. Performs phlebotomy. Performs wound care and dressing changes. Prepares patients for surgery. Inserts and removes gastric and urethral tubes. Performs enemas and disimpactions. Performs bedside testing such as oximetry, ECG, Glucometery, urinalysis and other tests. Assists with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing and walking patients.

*Operates patient monitoring systems specific to unit needs (such as, cardiac and fetal heart monitoring).

*Participates in the nutritional well being of the patient through tray delivery, assistance with patient set-up, assists those patients that are dependent for their intake needs, and accurately records consumption.

*Uses the computerized Patient Care Information System (PACIS) at the skill level commensurate with the responsibilities included in this description.

*Insures cleanliness of nutrition areas and general unit. Cleans and stores equipment. Empties trash, linen bags and sharps containers.

*Stocks medical supplies, linens and paper goods. Inventories equipment as required. Processes broken equipment as directed. Maintains equipment logs as required.

*Delivers specimens to Laboratory, Microbiology and Pathology. Transports x-rays, blood and equipment. Delivers patient food trays and nourishment.

*Performs basic clerical duties such as answering phones, taking messages, filing and copying.

*Assists or provides patient hygiene to include, shaving, mouth care, foot care, pericare, and bathing.

*Assists patients with portable or wall oxygen, and assures proper storage of E cylinders.

*Organizes care in a manner that contributes to the overall quality of the team.

*Communicates information pertinent to the end of shift summation before leaving the unit.

*Performs other functions as required.


Other information:
High school or equivalent plus specialized, short-term training in medical / surgical patient care or the delivery of special care. One to three years experience preferred. Receives on-the-job training and competency verification to perform primary functions. Completion of a PHS Non-Licensed Assistive Personnel course or similar training required prior to entering classification. Formal medical technician or military training preferred.

* High School Diploma or GED


Competencies and skills:
* 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

* 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.

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