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Make a Difference as an ICU RN

As New Mexico’s largest academic medical center, UNM Hospitals has been at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Our teams of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and all other hospital staff have banded together to keep the communities we serve safe and healthy – and now we need your help.

To address the needs of our communities and patients during these difficult times, we currently have an immediate requirement for inpatient RNs in the following departments:

  • Trauma/Surgical ICU
  • Medical/Cardiac ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neuroscience ICU

We offer relocation reimbursement to both in and out of state candidates, as well as a generous Tuition Reimbursement program. You can earn your BSN or MSN with no work commitment and increase your hourly pay at the same time.

If you’re a registered nurse looking to work in an ICU environment at a nationally recognized leader in care, read more about our various intensive care units and find the opportunity that speaks to you.

Pediatric ICU

Our Pediatric ICU is a 20-bed unit staffed 24 hours a day by RNs and Patient Care Techs. We care for a wide range of patients, from infants to teenagers. A huge array of conditions and illnesses are treated, including respiratory failure, multi-system trauma, burns, post-interventional cardiac care, acute renal failure, shock, multi-systemic organ failure, sepsis, and many more.

We prefer candidates to have a minimum of one year of critical care experience working with pediatric patient population.

Neuroscience ICU

As a Neuroscience ICU RN at New Mexico’s only neurological and neurosurgical stroke unit, you will be collaborating with skilled physicians, and find your perspectives valued when treating patients who have brain and spinal injuries and other neurological conditions. The nurses on NSICU also participate and assist in Neurocritical care research, with implications to change medical and nursing practice nationwide.

Numerous education and training opportunities on the management of traumatic brain injuries, intracranial hemorrhages, ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, intracranial tumors, status epilepticus and more. Our RNs also receive training in the following areas:

  • Specialty training for devices used to care for patients requiring multimodality monitoring, including monitoring of ventricular intracranial pressure, parenchymal intracranial pressure, brain tissue oxygenation, and cerebral oximetry, and more
  • Specialty training for continuous renal replacement devices with consideration to the unique needs of the neurocritical care population
  • Training on devices used to detect and triage seizure activity that is nursing-driven and does not require traditional EEG
  • Training on intravascular and non-invasive targeted temperature management devices for thermoregulation

One year of Acute Care experience is preferred.

Medical/Cardiac ICU

Our Medical/Cardiac ICU is a 24-bed multidisciplinary unit that provides care to a wide range of patients. Our expert teams of physicians, nurses and support staff monitor diseases including acute coronary syndrome, cardiac conditions, diabetic emergencies, renal failure, sepsis, and more.

Here is an example of the type of procedures and technologies utilized in the Medical/Cardiac ICU:

  • ECMO
  • CRRT
  • Impella
  • Septic Shock
  • GI Bleeds with massive blood transfusions
  • Use of Minnesota tubes

Trauma/Surgical ICU

UNM Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in New Mexico. As an RN with Trauma/Surgical ICU, you will have the opportunity to provide care for the highest level of acuity and be a part of a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care, with the nurse as the central contributor.

Inpatient RNs on our team participate in a variety of service lines including:  

  • A robust ECMO program
  • Care for a variety of service lines including trauma, emergency general surgery, vascular surgery, cardio-thoracic surgery (including open heart procedures)

Still wondering which intensive care unit is the best fit for you? We asked some of our ICU RNs what they love about their roles. Click here to hear what they had to say!

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