NURSE EXTERN
UNM Hospitals - Albuquerque, NM

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Provide basic patient care. Perform routine treatment procedures and assist in maintenance of a safe, clean environment. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Accountability:
PATIENT OBSERVATION - Observe patient to ensure their safety and well being; report observations to Charge Nurse or appropriate designee

PATIENT CARE - Provide basic patient care; take and record vital signs to include temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake-output measurements

PATIENT CARE - Assist with activities of daily living (ADL): meals, ambulation, hygiene, linen change and toileting as instructed

PATIENT CARE - Maintain therapeutic plan of care and minute to minute care of patient who is at extreme risk to self or others

PATIENT CARE - Complete documentation as required on the Electronic Medical Record

PATIENT CARE - Complete specific skills listed in the "University of New Mexico, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Specific Functions" Matrix

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"

Education Requirements:
Student in good standing of a nationally accredited nursing program with completion of first semester of acute care clinical course

Completion of basic nursing skills course at an accredited nursing program

Licensure/Certification Requirements:
CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Bilingual English/Spanish

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

1/2 year (6 months) 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.

Testing Requirements:
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

Working Conditions Requirements:
Significant hazard exposure: Constant risk exposure to unusual elements, i.e., toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment

May have limited access to the medication room. Refer to Medication Administration Policy, Attachment A

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