UNM Hospitals participates in the Clinical Advancement Program (CAP) and depending on your Nursing Education and National Certifications, youï¿½ll work towards one of five CAP levels that offer increasing compensation. You may earn up to $8.00 in addition to base pay.
Department: Surgical Specialties FTE: 0.80 Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week) Shift: Days
Position Summary: Responsible and accountable for the independent planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of Ambulatory Specialty Practice patients. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * PATIENT CARE - Perform all RN Nursing duties. Assist in specialty clinic; triage patients as necessary in daily walk-in clinic * PATIENT CARE - Coordinate all activities of the specialty related to patient care * PATIENT CARE - Serve as liaison between patient/family and various members of the health care team * PATIENT CARE - Counsel and teach families regarding medical conditions, diagnostic procedures, medication control, and other interventions * PATIENT CARE - Coordinate and facilitate the delivery of services to provide optimal care for the patient within the specialty patient area with specialty surgical procedures * COORDINATION - Collaborate with other members of the specialty team about the candidacy of potential patients * PROGRAMS - Participate in programs and committees related to the specialty or as directed * EDUCATION - Conduct professional and public speaking engagements for educational and public relations purposes * TRAINING - Participate in educational opportunities and workshops associated with the area specialty * REPORTS - Provide statistical reports as needed * SCHEDULES - As directed rotates on call including holiday, nights and weekends * EVALUATIONS - Review daily lab and diagnostic work on specialty work-up to assist in the direction of the specialty evaluation * EDUCATION - Direct and coordinate educational activities for hospital employees regarding specialty surgeries; assist physician with research projects related to specialty surgeries * PATIENT CARE - Collaborate with community physicians on the daily care of specialty patient * PATIENT CARE - Coordinate diagnostic procedures for complications that occur after specialty surgery in consultation with physician * PATIENT CARE - Direct the management of patient care caseload pre and post operative to provide continuity for the specialty patient and their families * POLICY & PROCEDURE - Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs * POLICY AND PROCEDURES - Provide input and assist in the formulation of departmental policies and procedures and budget as requested * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * 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"
Experience: Essential: 3 years directly related experience
Nonessential: Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Credentials: Essential: * RN in NM or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by NM * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
Physical Conditions: Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
Working conditions: Essential: * Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE * May work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends