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Company: Presbyterian Hospital (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Location: Espanola
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced professional Recovery Room RN to join our Perioperative Services Team! As a PACU Registered Nurse in the operating room, you will provide patient care within the Recovery Room environment Utilizing Critical Care Skills to ensure optimal patient safety. You will act as a patient advocate. Using policy and procedure, you will follow ASPAN (American Society of Peri Anesthesia Nurses) guidelines and recommended practices to ensure an optimum patient experience. We strive to obtain the highest patient satisfaction scores in the Presbyterian Health System.


You'll join a supportive, dynamic, proactive, and collaborative team that includes surgical techs, nurses and physicians in the beautiful northern New Mexico location of Espanola Valley. Just north of Santa Fe, Espanola is nestled between the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges and the meeting points of three rivers, the Rio Grande, the Rio Chama and the Rio Santa Cruz.


Discover what it's like to work at a regional facility of Presbyterian by viewing this brief video:

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Make your life's work count for more here! Join a team committed to improving the health of our communities.


Type of Opportunity: Full time
FTE: 1.0
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours Qualifications Education:

  • Associate Degree from accredited academic nursing program (If a program is under conditional status, approval may be granted by system CNO)
  • Minimum ADN preparation with expectation of BSN completion within 5 years of hire


    • State of New Mexico or Compact State Nursing License or Graduate Nurse Permit

      Credentials: -

      • Registered Nurse-NM,

        Competencies and skills required:

        • CNOR certification - preferred
        • BLS, ACLS and Microsoft Office
        • Customer Service and Caring Practices -
        • Clinical Judgment and Action
        • Patient Advocacy
        • Collaboration
        • Response to Diversity


          • Provides direct patient care by assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting individual patient needs, actions taken and patient responses.
          • Coordinates patients care through collaboration with the patient/family and healthcare team.
          • Performs assessments as per unit standards and documents on appropriate data base/assessment flow sheet using EPIC Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
          • Initiates, utilizes and documents appropriate protocols and standards of care.
          • Administers medication and treatments as prescribed by physician, or standard protocols and documents according to policy, using PYXIS medication administration system.
          • Identifies and meets patient and family learning and discharge needs on admission and throughout the patient experience.
          • Evaluates patient progression toward outcomes per unit standards and documents through the Nursing Plan of Care process.
          • Performs competently in emergency situations.
          • Delegates or assigns aspects of patient care to healthcare team members commensurate with their validated competency to perform the task.
          • Assumes responsibility for the clinical supervision of LPNs and non-licensed assistive personnel.
          • Provides leadership through communication about and validation of patient care.
          • Assists with various procedures, treatments, surgical techniques or assigns to other healthcare team members as appropriate.
          • Completes patient population/age-specific/procedure and protocol education and competency testing per unit standards.
          • Demonstrates competency in required psychomotor skills.
          • Assists in orientation of new staff or students, and serves as a resource person and professional role model.
          • Assumes professional responsibility for current nursing structure and clinical standards of care.
          • Incorporates PHS mission in care-giving activities.
          • Supports DON philosophies of shared governance and models of care delivery.
          • Assumes other leadership roles (i.e. relief charge nurse) as required by the department.
          • Meets professional requirements as follows:
            • In-service requirements:
              • Age-specific training (care giving, treatment, assessments specific to the age of populations served).
              • Mandatory yearly in-service to include BLS, safety training, bloodborne pathogen/infection/TB training, Point of Care Training (POCT).
              • Performance Standards:
                • Participates in unit/department governance.
                • Adheres to PHS dress code for professionals, including display of ID badge (scrubs provided).
                • Documents own continuing education.
                • Maintains positive communication and relationships with patients, peers and other healthcare team members.
                • Participates in quality improvement activities.
                • Maintains a punctual and reliable attendance record in adherence to the policy.
                • Completes and submits mandatory in-services, competencies and licensure requirements prior to the expiration date.
                • Adheres to safety and equipment policies.

                  Benefits Ask about our Relocation and Sign-on bonuses!

                  Competitive Salaries and Benefits effective day-one ( for .45 FTE and above ) including:

                  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
                  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
                  • Access to a robust wellness program, including nutrition coaching classes and free access to our on-site fitness center
                  • Paid time off (PTO)
                  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
                  • Continuing education and career development opportunities
                  • Life insurance and short/long term disability programs.
                  • Location Differential Pay

                    Learn more about our employee benefits:

                    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. -

Keywords: Presbyterian Hospital (Albuquerque, N.M.), Santa Fe , RN Pre-OP / PACU, Healthcare , Espanola, New Mexico

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