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RN SURGICAL SPECIALTIES II

Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Edgewood
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: Outpatient Pain Management Clinic RN position Full time 1.0 FTE.
No Weekends, No Call, Paid Holidays. Available at 5 8-hour shift or 4 10-hour shifts.
Position is located in Albuquerque, NM at UNM Hospital.Nurses will split time between clinic and fluoroscopy suite.
Regular duties include refilling intrathecal pain/baclofen pumps. Nurses also perform light sedation on specific spinal injections, monitor all patients through their procedures, discharge patients and book follow up visit/procedures. Other clinic duties include managing provider schedules, and being a liaison between patients and providers.
Patients in our clinic have access to all of our interdisciplinary providers: behavioral health, physical therapy, chiropractic, advanced practice providers, and our team of anesthesiologists.
Our services include Kinesio taping, trigger point injections, low level laser therapy, botox injections, spinal cord stimulators, intrathecal pain pumps, and a number of spinal injections (blocks, steroids, and radiofrequency ablations).

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. Accountability: 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

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - 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"

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: 3 years directly related experience

Licensure/Certification Requirements: CAP II - Clinical Advancement Program Level II requirements satisfied

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: 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.

Testing Requirements: Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required

Working Conditions Requirements: May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends

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

Department: Pain Clinic

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , RN SURGICAL SPECIALTIES II, Healthcare , Edgewood, New Mexico

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