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.
The registered nurse in the Pre-Anesthesia Surgical Screening office is part of a team that works to complete a comprehensive assessment of the surgical patient's medical, surgical and anesthesia history, ensuring all medical issues have been addressed and/or optimized prior to scheduled surgery.
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. .
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 pre-anesthesia assessment or surgical intake experience preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: CSV Chief Nursing Officer, PASS Medical Director and Operations Manager of Anesthesia/PASS
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Sitting for long periods. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties are required. This includes basic computer skills, familiarity with computer charting, typing, and telephone communication skills.
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.