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Registered Nurse Medical PCU Per Diem Nights

Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Bosque Farms
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Receive 17% weekday nights, 26% weekend nights, or 15% weekend day shift differentials Department: Surgical Specialty Unit (4-S) FTE: 0.05 Casual Pool (as needed) Shift: Nights Position Summary: Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients consistent with clinical specialty (PCU/ICU/ED etc.), Serve as a role model to promote a positive work environment and quality patient care. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Minimum work requirement for RN Per Diem II is four shifts per schedule. Two weekend shifts per schedule and one summer and one winter holiday are required. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups. 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" PATIENT CENTERED MED - Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home or Patient Centered Specialty Practice as applicable Qualifications Education: Essential: Program Graduate Nonessential: Bachelor's Degree Education specialization: Essential: Nationally Accredited Nursing Graduate Nonessential: Nursing Experience: Essential: 1 year directly related experience Nonessential: Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo Credentials: Essential: CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days RN in NM or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by NM Nonessential: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE Department:

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , Registered Nurse Medical PCU Per Diem Nights, Healthcare , Bosque Farms, New Mexico

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