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Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) at UNM Hospital are skilled and passionate professionals across various specialties. They include Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Physician Assistants (PAs), Psychologists, Optometrists, Neuropsychologists, and more. APPs work alongside physicians, pharmacists, rehabilitation specialists, respiratory therapists, medical assistants, patient care techs, and other support staff to accomplish our mission of caring for our diverse community and each other. We put our community first and are dedicated to treating all regardless of their situation.
As Tonya Oliver, PhD, Director for Outpatient Behavioral Services puts it, “I decided to work for UNMH because of the mission . . . We have an amazing academic research center here that doesn’t turn anybody away. And so, everybody here, regardless of ability to pay, regardless of psychosocial barriers, gets access to healthcare—and that’s why I stay.”
We have over 400 APPs in our organization, who span a variety of specialties and departments, including:
- •Orthopedic Trauma
- •Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
- •UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center
- •Palliative Care
- •Behavioral Health
- •UNM Eye Clinic
- •Primary Care
- •Women’s Health
- •Surgical Specialties
UNM Hospital provides APPs with multiple career-growth opportunities. As New Mexico’s only Level 1 trauma hospital, “We handle any and every situation,” says Tepe Campos, PA, Director of Clinical Operations, Trauma Service.
We also provide the best Pediatric ENT care. “Our patients range from simple, little problematic problems like ear infections or sleep apnea to complex airway reconstruction patients, tracheostomy patients, thyroid surgery, cochlear implants, and cleft palate repairs,” says Whitney Brennan, CNP, Pediatric ENT.
And as a teaching hospital, we rely on the most up-to-date research and data to inform our approach. “Achieving a PA or NP is a beginning, not an end. There is a lot of growing and learning that will be a part of the experience as a practicing NP or PA,” says Zwaantje Hemming, FNC-P.
With such a variety of specialties providing the highest level of care, UNM Hospital is a great place to grow your skills and experience by joining us our APP group. APPs at UNM Hospital are voting members of the medical staff and are represented by a robust APP leadership team dedicated to supporting our APP teams.
If you’re ready to advance your career with the leading hospital in New Mexico, we have many positions available to support your professional goals.
Get a closer look at what it’s like to be an APP at UNM Hospital.