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Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Sandia Park
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:Work under the general nursing process while using independent judgment to assign nurses, technicians and nursing care to assigned patients. Designate shift and schedule assignments, call in staff, send staff home and monitor attendance. Provide clinical leadership for nursing and technician staff. Ensure adequate staff to meet patient census. Supervise staff and patient care delivery on designated shift, and serve as a clinical resource for staff. 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:

  • STRATEGIC INITIATIVES - Active participation in nursing strategic initiatives such as quality improvement and monitoring, TJC compliance, Magnet Recognition, recruitment and retention of staff and patient and employee satisfaction
  • Addendum - SUPERVISION - Supervise and provide guidance for the infrastructure for the nurse residency program; activities may include but are not limited to supervision of new graduate nurses in various specialty track positions, example of which include peds, inpatient, ambulatory, critical care and OR; identifying appropriate placement, assessing for progression and competency in nursing and completion of evaluations; provide informal leadership and mentorship to all nurse residents in the program, monthly rounding on nurse residents and assisting the nurse educator with education and implementation of the nurse residency program and program curriculum; recruiting, screening applications, interviewing and matching new graduates to their desired unit, onboarding and tracking nurses through their first year of practice; responsible for evaluations, disciplines and employee file management; evaluating and responding to data that is specific to the nurse residency program including reviewing trends and implementing PDSAs as appropriate in conjunction with the various leaders of different areas to help new graduates stay successful and optimize patient care outcomes
  • SHARED GOVERNANCE - Support and implement the UNMH shared governance model
  • Addendum - EDUCATION & TRAINING - Supervisor will plan and attend seminars and new graduate nurse orientation utilizing evidence based practice for nurse residency or transition to practice program objectives and education curriculum; coordinate with RN supervisors and Educators on designated units for feedback on employees; identify educational needs, practice gaps and issues of staff by collecting data and related information; analyze issues, trends, and supporting evidence to determine needs of nurse residents for all clinical areas; develop instructional seminars, in collaboration with others and based on identified learning needs, that prescribe(s) education curricula, strategies, alternatives, and resources; take into account quality indicators and policies, procedures, guidelines; integrate research findings into plan
  • Addendum - EDUCATION & TRAINING - Implement or coordinate the implementation of the educational curricula utilizing adult learning principles to employ the most appropriate methodology(ies) to meet goals and objectives; teach relevant content; coordinate educational initiatives and activities; ensure safety and comfort and promote positive learning and practice environments; use creativity and innovation to improve the learning experience; act as a change agent by identifying solutions to problems, addressing barriers, and supporting implementation of new ideas based on evidence; educate staff on change; exhibit flexibility; integrate best practice based on evidence into all educational activities; demonstrate ability to conduct a thorough literature review; demonstrate inclusion of up-to-date evidence in educational activity development; promote scientific inquiry; support research activities; disseminate research findings
  • INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT - Using independent judgment assign nursing personnel and staff to specific patients
  • ASSIGNMENT - Designate shift and schedule assignments; assign duties in accordance with the plan of care, patient needs, and within the scope of staff qualifications and licensure/certification/registry
  • Addendum - COMMITTEES and MEETINGS Attend meetings; participate in committee functions; participate in hospital-wide activities and committees within the scope of position or as directed
  • ACCOUNTABILITY - Supervise and direct staff providing patient care; accountable for care provided to patients on assigned shift
  • LIAISON - Act as liaison as necessary between physicians, staff, patients, families, and other departments to promote and facilitate communication, problem solving, decision-making, crisis intervention, resource utilization, and conflict management
  • SUPERVISION - Develop efficient organizational structure, supervise employees - select, terminate, train, educate, correct deficiencies, perform appraisals, issue discipline, counsel, schedule work assignments; encourage staff teamwork and growth initiatives
  • ROLE MODEL - Act as a clinical resource and role model for department personnel
  • DELEGATION - Delegate and monitor completion of duties according to departmental and Hospitals policies
  • 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:
  • 2 years directly related experience
    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
  • Addendum - MSN
    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
    Professional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit:
  • Nationally Certified in area of specialty
    Testing Requirements:
  • UNMH IV verification
  • Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required
    Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment
    Department: RN Residency ProgramRequired
Job Industries
  • Transportation

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , SUPV RN INPT I, Healthcare , Sandia Park, New Mexico

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