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APP Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Family and Community Medicine

Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

UNM Medical Group, Inc. is hiring for a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant to join the Department of Family and Community Medicine team for the FOCUS clinic. This is a part-time (0.7FTE) opportunity located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Minimum $106,517 - Midpoint $135,762*
*Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience.
*Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE.
Functions in either a specialized or a primary care setting in the role of practitioner, educator, mentor, consultant in providing independent acute and/or routine medical care to a specified population. Establishes goals and priorities in accordance with patient and staff needs and organizational objectives. Provides consultation and advice to others as a highly specialized practitioner. May supervise support staff in an out-of-hours or remote clinical setting.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Education: Advanced Practice Nursing or Physician Assistant Accredited Program Graduate. Completed degree from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. Verification of education and licensure (if applicable) will be required if selected for hire.

  • No minimum experience required in Family Practice
  • One year of related experience in Specialty areas.


    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Nursing or Physician Assistant Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiner and Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
    • Prescriptive Authority from the State of New Mexico
    • Federal DEA Certification
    • BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers (with hands on training), must be obtained within 30 calendar days of date of hire.
    • ACLS or PALS (if applicable) within 30 days of hire

      Duties and Responsibilities of Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant:

    • Assess, diagnose and develop treatment plans; implement treatment, follow-up and evaluate patient within the scope of practice protocols as outlined by state statute.
    • Assists in providing pre-op and post-op care; writes appropriate orders, including those for narcotics, stimulants, and depressant drugs.
    • May perform intubations, central lines, arterial lines, paracentesis, thoracentesis and chest tubes independently without supervision.
    • Perform patient history and physical exams as needed, document findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings.
    • Notifies attending physician on call, house physician on call, or supervising physician regarding any unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.
    • Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
    • Work as a team member with medical/nursing staff to provide comprehensive care and promote continuity of care. Guide, teach, support and serve as a nursing and/or medical staff resource.
    • Provide accurate documentation of patient care, document orders, directives, procedures and patient responses in the medical record and communicate them to other members of the health care team; maintain accurate, legible and confidential records.
    • Provides health education to patients, families and/or community health practitioners and groups; may train and supervise medical residents engaged in specific clinical activities.
    • Act as role model through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    • May perform clinical research related to specific operations.
    • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

      About UNM Medical Group, Inc.:
      UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
      More about this Opportunity:
      The Department of Family and Community Medicine is seeking a Family Nurse Practitioner for the FOCUS clinic. Through collaborations across the Departments of Pediatrics and Family and Community Medicine, the FOCUS program provides a continuum of interdisciplinary services that integrates primary family medical care with an array of services. The Family Nurse Practitioner will allow us to increase access in the FOCUS clinics and allow us to increase the number of FOCUS clinics per week. This is particularly important for families with infants and young children who often have acute medical concerns and want to be seen in their medical home. Increasing access by hiring the Family Nurse Practitioner will decrease Urgent Care and Emergency Room visits as patients will be able to be seen for acute concerns in the FOCUS clinic.
      Duties and Responsibilities:

      • See patients in the FOCUS clinic, caring for both children and adults.
      • Perform well child visits, including developmental screening and coordination of pediatric specialty care when needed.
      • Address adult mental health concerns, treat substance use disorders, and provide adult primary care (including preventive health visits and offering reproductive health services).
      • Collect a complete history, perform a physical exam, assess patient, determine the diagnosis and develop a clinically sound management plan.
      • Implement treatment and coordinate follow up. Evaluate and revise treatment plan with patient and family as necessary to achieve improved health.
      • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as indicated and in the scope of practice.
      • Provide education for patients and families about preventive care, medical issues, and medical treatment.
      • Engage with patients and families with trauma-informed approach.
      • Provide accurate documentation of patient care, orders, procedures, and patient responses in the medical record. Document efficiently in the medical record, in accordance to department guidelines for timely documentation.
      • Work as a team member with medical/nursing/MA staff to provide comprehensive care and promote continuity of care.
      • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary FOCUS team, including the Early Intervention team, behavioral health team, clinic coordinator, and other medical providers.
      • Attend weekly staffing meetings with the FOCUS Early Intervention, behavioral health, and medical teams.
      • Address clinical messages and urgent patient calls with support of clinical team.
      • Expected to have an interest and experience in addiction medicine and be willing to prescribe buprenorphine and treat mental health conditions.
      • Act as a role model through conduct, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
      • Guide, teach, support and serve as a clinical resource for nursing and medical staff, including residents and students.
      • Support program initiatives by participating in program evaluation or grant activities.
      • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending trainings and workshops.
      • Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through reviewing/revising current policies and processes.
      • Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner.
      • Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or have concerns about.

        UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, paid leave and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.
        Apply TODAY to our Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant opportunity with UNM Medical Group, Inc. and a Recruiter will contact you shortly!

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