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Provide safe, direct patient care utilizing the nursing process in the ambulatory setting. Provide clinical leadership for staff. Provide clinical mentorship to staff. Serve as role model. Provide full range of patient education to patients and family members. Assume relief charge duties, when designated. Under direction of designated shift supervisor. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
PCMH/PCSP - Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home or Patient Centered Specialty Practice as applicable
PATIENT CARE - Assess patient's condition and nursing needs; set goals and utilize appropriate nursing actions to achieve goals
PATIENT CARE - Provide and document nursing care
PATIENT CARE - Ensure that physician's orders are carried out
SUPPORT - Ensure that equipment is maintained; monitor supply and medicine requisitions; maintain supply stock levels
SUPPORT - Record and report pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to medical staff
PATIENT CARE - Administer medications and perform routine treatments
PATIENT CARE - Assist physician with special tests, procedures and complex treatments
MENTOR - Serve as a mentor to patients to promote self management, hope and empowerment
PATIENT EDUCATION - Provide education for patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues and the use of prescriptive medical treatment
TRAINING - Participate in orientation and evaluation of new personnel
PATIENT CARE - Assist team members in patient care; coordinate patient care in conjunction with procedures by other UH departments and clinics
EMERGENCY MEASURES - Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients
SUPPORT - Process data and generates reports; assist in the reception and discharge areas; handle patient calls and triage using documentation
SUPPORT - Ensure patient medical records contain necessary information; document medical history or chief complaint; triage and initiate care for walk-in patients
SUPPORT - Document lab cultures; ensure follow-up on abnormal results
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
RN MATRIX - Complete and maintain unit/clinic based required certifications and competencies as listed in the department expectations/and or the unit/clinic education matrix
Nursing program (nationally accredited) graduate
Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in State of New Mexico or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by State of New Mexico
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Education Requirements - Preferred:
Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
3 years directly related experience
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment
At UNM Hospital, our healthcare heroes walk into work every day with a collective goal: to make a positive impact in our patient’s lives and our communities. As part of pulmonary services, you’ll be able to help us achieve that goal.