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RN PACU

Company: University of New Mexico Hospital
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary: Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients. Provide clinical leadership for other staff and assume 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
  • New graduate Associate Degree nurses will agree to complete their BSN within 3 years or MSN within 5 years

    Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in State of New Mexico or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by State of New Mexico
  • 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
  • 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
  • PALS
  • TNCC and/or ENPC

    Professional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit:
  • Nationally Certified in area of specialty
  • PALS
  • TNCC and/or ENPC

    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

Keywords: University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque , RN PACU, Healthcare , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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