Overview

UNM Hospitals participates in the Clinical Advancement Program (CAP) and depending on your Nursing Education and National Certifications, you’ll work towards one of five CAP levels that offer increasing compensation. You may earn up to $8.00 in addition to base pay.

Department: Home Health Care
FTE: 1.00
Full Time
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
Provide direct nursing care to patients and families outside the hospital setting. Coordinate home healthcare activities. Ensures adherence to Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
PATIENT CARE – Assess patient’s physical, psychological, social and environmental status; develop patient care plan tailored to needs assessment
PATIENT CARE – Provide nursing care and coordinates ancillary services to achieve treatment plan goals; supervises ancillary nursing staff inpatient care provision
PATIENT CARE – Administers medications and performs treatments for assigned patients, in accordance with medical and nursing protocols
PATIENT CARE – Report pertinent observations and reaction regarding changes in patient status to the appropriate team person
PATIENT CARE – Provide follow-up to ensure problem resolution; record observations and patient care activities
PATIENT CARE – Evaluate patient’s response to approval plan of treatment; modify treatment plan, as necessary
PATIENT CARE – Interpret agency philosophy and policies to patients, families, and other groups; utilize agency and community resources to the benefit of the client
CUSTOMER RELATIONS – Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospitals employees
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”

Qualifications
Education:
Essential:
Program Graduate
Nonessential:
Bachelor’s Degree
Education specialization:
Essential:
Nationally Accredited Nursing Graduate
Nonessential:
Nursing

Experience:
Essential:
1 year directly related experience

Nonessential:
No preferred experience

Credentials:
Essential:
CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
RN in NM or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by NM

Physical Conditions:
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Working conditions:
Essential:
No or min hazard, physical risk, office environment

Department: Registered Nurse