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Registered Nurse New

Albuquerque, NM


Hiring Company

State of New Mexico

Position Description

Registered Nurse

  • $22.84 - $39.74 Hourly
  • $47,510 - $82,667 Annually
  • This position is a Pay Band 80

Why does the job exist?

  • The primary purpose of the position is to provide specialized nursing care and access to medical, dental, optometry, psychiatry, and specialty services in a 24 hour juvenile correctional facility.

How does it get done?

  • Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
  • Who are the customers?
  • Juvenile clients committed to Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) custody by the court system.

Ideal Candidate

  • Experience in Medical/Surgical, Emergency or Psychiatric Nursing. Experience working in a clinic setting with multiple specialties. Familiar with electronic pharmacy software and Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan (SOAP) charting format. Must have critical thinking skills and ability to problem solve In high stress setting.

Minimum Qualification

  • Associates Degree in Nursing or graduation from a NLN accredited program accepted by the New Mexico Board of Nursing and three (3) years paid experience as a Registered Nurse. Must be licensed in accordance with the Nursing Practice Act ยง 61-3-2 through 61-3-31 NMSA 1978 and 16.12.1 through 16.12.20 NMAC, as applicable.
  • Substitution Table
  • No substitutions. Must possess required licensure, certification or registration and required number of years of experience

Employment Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive Defensive Driving Course Certification as a condition of continued employment. Successful completion of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Pre-employment background investigation is required and is conditional pending results.

Working Conditions

  • Clinic setting, exposure to Visual/Video terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and telephone usage. Exposure to contagious disease, infectious items or trash. Working with sharp instruments and hot autoclave. Continuous reaching, walking and standing. Must be able to lift and carry up to 44 lbs. Adjusted work schedules, shift work, on-call, call-back, weekends and holidays in a 24 hour facility.


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