• Socorro General Hospital
  • Socorro, NM 87801, USA
  • Feb 05, 2021

Job Description

Overview:Job Description Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need FTE: 0.001000 Exempt: Yes Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours Summary: The CNS/NP serves as clinical resource and an independent practitioner who diagnoses and manages acute and chronic diseases on the inpatient unit. Proactively manages the care of patients across the continuum of care. Oversees the case management of complex patients *Completes a comprehensive health assessment including an appropriate health history (chief complaint, history of present illness, past medical history, family history, social history, review of systems, and pain history) and physical exam Determines the need for and interprets the results of relevant screening and diagnostic tests. Demonstrates sound clinical judgment and diagnostic reasoning abilities to formulate a diagnosis by critically analyzing history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. Modifies assessment techniques according to patients condition, culture, age, and stage of development. Effectively communicates health findings and/or the diagnosis of a health condition to the patient, discusses the prognosis and options for treatment for the condition, and then establishes a mutually acceptable plan of care with the patient. Manages acute and chronic health conditions by providing effective pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions; assists patients in following the plan of treatment, and selects the appropriate "best practice" treatment. Prepares written prescription orders, medications, and controlled substances under the rules and regulations of the State of NM and the Federal DEA. Initiates timely and appropriate consultation, referral or collaboration with the hospitalist and/or members of the health care team. Determines the need for and implements health promotion strategies for patients considering specific age and cultural requirements in accordance with population health principles to reduce risk factors and prevent disease Demonstrates good interpersonal communication skills for patients of various ages and cultures, and also has the ability to develop appropriate and professional rapport with patients, families, and other healthcare team members. Maintains patient medical records as required by hospital and regulatory agencies. Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications:trong>Other information: SKILLS: Minimum two to three years experience in an acute care setting required. Prior experience working in a hospitalist setting desirable. Additional Skills: Knowledge of professional medical practice and care to administer and evaluate patient care; knowledge of organizational policies, regulations, and procedures to administer care; knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care; knowledge of common safety hazard and precautions to establish safe work environment; skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of medicine to provide on-going patient care, skill in maintaining medical records, skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, families, patient care staff, supervising physicians, medical community and referring providers. Ability to react calmly and effectively to emergency situations. CREATED: 8/14/16 Education: Essential: Bachelor Degree Education specialization: Essential: Nursing Credentials: Essential: Advanced Practice RN-Board Certified Certified Nurse Practitioner Drug Enforcement Administration Benefits 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 campuse