RN COORD SURGICAL SVCS
UNM Hospitals - Albuquerque, NM

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Work under the general nursing process while using independent judgment. Provide clinical leadership for nursing and technician staff. Supervise staff and patient care delivery on designated shift, and serve as a clinical resource for staff. Function as unit educator, master teacher, master preceptor and facilitates evidenced-based research into specialized areas of nursing. 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:

  • STRATEGIC INITIATIVES - Active participation in nursing strategic initiatives such as quality improvement and monitoring, TJC compliance, Magnet Recognition, recruitment and retention of staff and patient and employee satisfaction

  • SHARED GOVERNANCE - Support and implement the UNMH shared governance model

  • INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT - Using independent judgment assign nursing personnel and staff to specific patients

  • LEAD - Provide educational leadership to enhance specialized patient care within clinical protocols

  • EDUCATE - Educates appropriate staff in the use of new equipment, supplies, and instruments for their service; coordinates in-service training/workshops for appropriate staff

  • ASSIGNMENT - Designate shift and schedule assignments; assign duties in accordance with the plan of care, patient needs, and within the scope of staff qualifications and licensure/certification/registry

  • ACCOUNTABILITY - Supervise and direct staff providing patient care; accountable for care provided to patients on assigned shift

  • STANDARDS - Monitor compliance with specific objectives; ensure implementation of and compliance with standards, objectives, and operating policies and procedures; follow up with Director on any concerns

  • LIAISON - Act as liaison as necessary between physicians, staff, patients, families, and other departments to promote and facilitate communication, problem solving, decision-making, crisis intervention, resource utilization, and conflict management

  • ROLE MODEL - Act as a clinical resource and role model for department personnel; demonstrate the UNMH Standards of Performance

  • DELEGATION - Delegate and monitor completion of duties according to departmental and Hospitals policies

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

  • PATIENT CARE - Ensure patient care is delivered in accordance with quality standards; ensure documentation of patient care activities

  • 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"

  • SUPERVISION - Develop efficient organizational structure, supervise employees - select, terminate, train, educate, correct deficiencies, perform appraisals, issue discipline, counsel, schedule work assignments; encourage staff teamwork and growth initiatives


  • 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


  • Experience Requirements:

  • 2 years directly related experience


  • 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 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


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

  • Nationally Certified in area of specialty


  • Testing Requirements:

  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually


  • Working Conditions Requirements:

  • Sig Hzard: To chemls, biohazd mat req caut-may req PE

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