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Registered Nurse

Rural Health Clinic – Portales, New Mexico
Department Rural Health Clinic
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $23 - $32/hour DOE


Job Summary 


Provide direct and indirect patient care in the clinic setting.  Communicate with physicians/Clinic Care Manager/coworkers.  Must be able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment and perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision. 




Essential Functions


  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization

  • Perform patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.

  • Perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.  This includes: pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.

  • Ability to revise standard of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.

  • Formulate a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.

  • Assess and reassess pain management techniques utilized.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

  • Demonstrate ability to perform treatments and provide services to level licensure.

  • Communicate appropriately and clearly to Clinic Care Manager, co-workers, and physicians.

  • Consult other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.

  • Provide care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including: pediatric, geriatric and general population.

  • Demonstrate an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.

  • Demonstrate an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

  • Treat patients and their families with respect and dignity

  • Ensures patient confidentiality.

  • Identify and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family.  Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.

  • Interact professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.

  • Maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

  • Ensure that documentation meets current standards and policies.

  • Identify and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with social service/discharge planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.

  • Manage and operates equipment safely and correctly.

  • Coordinate and supervises patient care as necessary.



Non-Essential Functions


  • Perform other duties as assigned



Professional Requirements


  • Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.

  • Complete annual education requirements.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Report to work on time and as scheduled.

  • Wear identification while on duty.

  • Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.

  • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.

  • Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.

  • Communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the organization.

  • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.

  • Attend regular staff meetings and in-services.





  • Current registered nurse licensure in the state of New Mexico

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or must be obtained within thirty (30) days of hire

  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification or must be obtained within six (6) months of hire

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification or must be obtained within six (6) months of hire



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 


  • Knowledge of nursing services

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations

  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude

  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information

  • Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner



Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions 


  • Working irregular hours including call hours
  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment
  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
  • Pushing and pulling heavy objects
  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients


  • Position requires light to moderate work with 50 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.

  • Position requires reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hands and/or fingers, talking and/or hearing, and seeing.


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  • Location
    Portales, New Mexico
  • Department
    Rural Health Clinic
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $23 - $32/hour DOE
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