Overview

Receive 17% weekday nights, 26% weekend nights, or 15% weekend day shift differentials!

Department: Adult Oncology

FTE: 0.05
Casual Pool (as needed)
Shift: Rotating

Position Summary:
All duties will be performed under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients. Serve as a role model to promote a positive work environment and quality patient care. Ensure adherence to UNM Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
PATIENT CARE – Deliver safe, direct care to an assigned group of patients, under the supervision of an RN Preceptor
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
MEDICATION – Administer medication, including IV medication, via the Seven Rights; document and communicate clinical findings
TESTS AND PROCEDURES – Assist with special tests and procedures, ensure proper consent has been obtained
EMERGENCY MEASURES – Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients
ENVIRONMENT – Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards
MISSION AND GOALS – Assist to maintain, support, and implement department and Hospitals mission and goals
DEVELOPMENT – Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
RELATED WORK – Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
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”

Qualifications
Education:
Essential:
Student
Course
Education specialization:
Essential:
Senior Level-Good Standing UNM CON-Enrolled as Intern
Basic Nursing Skills Course at Nursing School

Experience:
Essential:

Nonessential:
Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo 1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

Credentials:
Essential:
CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
Upon completion of pgm temp or perm RN lic w/in 6 weeks

Physical Conditions:
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.

Working conditions:
Essential:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
Limited access to med room. Med Admin Policy, Att A

Department: Clinical Nursing Support