UNM Hospitals - Albuquerque, NM

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Work under the general nursing process while using independent judgment to assign nurses, technicians and nursing care to assigned patients. Designate shift and schedule assignments, call in staff, send staff home and monitor attendance. Provide clinical leadership for nursing and technician staff. Ensure adequate staff to meet patient census. Supervise staff and patient care delivery on designated shift, and serve as a clinical resource for staff. 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.

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

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

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

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

ROLE MODEL - Act as a clinical resource and role model for department personnel

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

POLICIES - Work within Hospitals, Nursing division and departmental policies

CARE PLAN - Work in collaboration with the healthcare team, implementing and documenting individualized plans of care 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

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

CAP I - Clinical Advancement Program Level I requirements satisfied

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:
UNMH IV verification

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

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