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RN INPT

Company: University of New Mexico Hospital
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPosition 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 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 * Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification * TNCC and/or ENPC Professional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit: * Nationally Certified in area of specialty * Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification * 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

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