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.

Sign-on Bonus and Relocation Reimbursement Available

Department: ENT Surgical Specialty Clinic
FTE: 0.80
Full Time
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
Responsible and accountable for the independent planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of Ambulatory Specialty Practice patients. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
PATIENT CARE – Perform all RN Nursing duties. Assist in specialty clinic; triage patients as necessary in daily walk-in clinic
PATIENT CARE – Coordinate all activities of the specialty related to patient care
PATIENT CARE – Serve as liaison between patient/family and various members of the health care team
PATIENT CARE – Counsel and teach families regarding medical conditions, diagnostic procedures, medication control, and other interventions
PATIENT CARE – Coordinate and facilitate the delivery of services to provide optimal care for the patient within the specialty patient area with specialty surgical procedures
COORDINATION – Collaborate with other members of the specialty team about the candidacy of potential patients
PROGRAMS – Participate in programs and committees related to the specialty or as directed
EDUCATION – Conduct professional and public speaking engagements for educational and public relations purposes
TRAINING – Participate in educational opportunities and workshops associated with the area specialty
REPORTS – Provide statistical reports as needed
SCHEDULES – As directed rotates on call including holiday, nights and weekends
EVALUATIONS – Review daily lab and diagnostic work on specialty work-up to assist in the direction of the specialty evaluation
EDUCATION – Direct and coordinate educational activities for hospital employees regarding specialty surgeries; assist physician with research projects related to specialty surgeries
PATIENT CARE – Collaborate with community physicians on the daily care of specialty patient
PATIENT CARE – Coordinate diagnostic procedures for complications that occur after specialty surgery in consultation with physician
PATIENT CARE – Direct the management of patient care caseload pre and post operative to provide continuity for the specialty patient and their families
POLICY & PROCEDURE – Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs
POLICY AND PROCEDURES – Provide input and assist in the formulation of departmental policies and procedures and budget as requested
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:
3 years directly related experience

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

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

Physical Conditions:
Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Working conditions:
Essential:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
May work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends

Department: Registered Nurse