UNM Hospitals in Medical-Surgical Nursing

Job Detail

  • License Type RN Registered Nurse

Job Description

Position Summary: Transition/ Resource RN Hours are 1500-2100

Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients. Provide clinical leadership for other staff and assumes relief charge duties when designated. 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:

  • 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, 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”
  • 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:

  • No minimum experience required
  • 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/BLS 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
  • 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:

  • Obtain UNMH IV Verification within 6 months of position
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
  • Working Conditions Requirements:

  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment
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