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    Summary

    The Nurse (Emergency Room) positions are located at Acomita and Zuni, New Mexico, Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service. The incumbent provides registered nursing care in the emergency room/urgent care department by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care of all assigned patients with medical, surgical, pediatrics, ambulatory or emergency conditions and reports directly to the Supervisory Nurse.

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    Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with other health care professionals and service providers to ensure optimal patient care.
    • Provide consultation to other health care providers in areas such as patient discharge, patient care, or clinical procedures.
    • Develop or assist others in development of care and treatment plans.
    • Develop and maintain departmental policies, procedures, objectives, or patient care standards, based on evidence-based practice guidelines or expert opinion.
    • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing.
    • Plan, evaluate, or modify treatment programs, based on information gathered by observing and interviewing patients or by analyzing patient records.
    • Monitor or evaluate medical conditions of patients in collaboration with other health care professionals.
    • Maintain departmental policies, procedures, objectives, or infection control standards.
    • Present patients with information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.
    • Perform discharge planning for patients.
    • Participate in clinical quality assurance activities, such as reviewing patient records, monitoring compliance, and meeting with regulatory authorities.
    • Observe, interview, and assess patients to identify care needs.
    • Write nursing orders.
    • Teach patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.
    • Prepare reports to document patients' care activities.
    • Provide direct care by performing comprehensive health assessments, developing differential diagnoses, conducting specialized tests, or prescribing medications or treatments.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555383700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.