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UNM Hospitals RN GENERAL MED/SAC 4-W in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job ID 14646067 Department Gen Med/SAC (4-W) Location Albuquerque, NM Date posted 04/24/2019

Position Summary:Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients. Provide clinical leadership for other staff and assume relief charge duties when designated. Serve as a role model to promote a positive work environment and quality patient care. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.Accountability:

  • PATIENT CARE - Deliver safe direct care to an assigned group of patients as required

  • POLICIES - Work within Hospitals, Nursing division and departmental policies

  • CARE PLAN - Work in collaboration with the healthcare team, implement and document individualized care plans incorporating age specific considerations, including discharge planning and patient/family teaching

  • TESTS AND PROCEDURES - Assist with special tests and procedures, ensure proper consent has been obtained

  • PARTICIPATION - Participate in orientation; upon successful completion of preceptor training assume precepting and evaluation responsibilities of new personnel

  • EMERGENCY MEASURES - Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients

  • MEDICAL RECORDS - Ensure that patient medical records contain necessary information

  • INQUIRIES - Answer telephones and triage calls as per departmental policy

  • MEDICATION - Administer medication, including IV medication, via the Seven Rights; document and communicate clinical findings

  • ENVIRONMENT - Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • 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"

Certification Requirements:

  • 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

Education Requirements:

  • Nursing program (nationally accredited) graduate

  • New graduate Associate Degree nurses will agree to complete their BSN within 3 years or MSN within 5 years

Licensure/Certification Requirements:

  • 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/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

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.

Licensure/Certification Requirements - Preferred:

  • Nationally Certified in area of specialty

  • PALS

  • TNCC and/or ENPC

Professional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit:

  • Nationally Certified in area of specialty

  • PALS

  • TNCC and/or ENPC

Testing Requirements:

  • Obtain UNMH IV Verification within 6 months of position

  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

Working Conditions Requirements:

  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

IT IS THE POLICY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO HOSPITALS TO PROHIBIT UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION AND PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, RELIGION, AGE, PREGNANCY, VETERAN STATUS, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION, GENETIC INFORMATION, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY OR MEDICAL CONDITION.

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