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APRN/PA NEUROSURGERY CONSULT TEAM

Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Edgewood
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: UNMH Neurosurgery Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Consult Team.
Will be providing initial evaluations for neurosurgical patients in the Emergency Department and inpatient teams.
Engage in team collaboration and activation of resources for the neurosurgical patient. Managing and facilitating care 24/7. This dynamic team supports an expanding and exciting neurosurgical field.
Experienced APPs or ICU critical care backgrounds preferred.
Sign on bonus available to external applicants. Relocation reimbursement available to out of state applicants.

Function in a specialized area of advance practice in the role of practitioner, mentor, consultant, educator, researcher and manager. Establish goals and priorities in accordance with patient and staff needs and organizational objectives. 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 - Assess, diagnose and develop treatment plans; implement treatment, follow-up and evaluate patient within the scope of practice protocols as outlined by state statute

PATIENT CARE - Perform patient history and physical exams as needed for procedures or admissions; document findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings

PATIENT CARE - Complete admitting orders, daily rounds and orders, consultations with nurses, specialist and ancillary staff, discharge summary, transfers, medication management and other orders as required for the management of patient care

PATIENT CARE - Perform invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

PATIENT CARE - Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic procedures and tests. Explain the necessity of preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of procedures to patient and patient 's family

PATIENT CARE - Evaluate and revise intervention care/treatment plan with patient and family as necessary to achieve improved health

PATIENT CARE - Provide education for patients and/or families about preventative care, medical issues and use of the prescribed medical treatment

DOCUMENTATION - 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

PATIENT CARE - Work as a team member with medical/nursing/counseling staff to provide comprehensive care and promote continuity of care

EDUCATION - Guide, teach, support and serve as a clinical resource for nursing and medical staff

ROLE MODEL - Act as a role model through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills

RESEARCH - Support research by conducting or participating in research studies; incorporate findings in clinical practice

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"

Education Requirements: Advanced Practice Nursing or Physician Assistant Accredited Program Graduate

Experience Requirements: 1 year directly related experience

Licensure/Certification Requirements: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Nursing or Physician Assistant Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners and Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Prescriptive Authority from the State of New Mexico

Federal DEA Certification

CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

ACLS or PALS (as applicable) within 30 days of hire

Pediatric Nursing Certification as applicable

Experience Requirements - Preferred: Specialization in applicable area

Bilingual English/Spanish

Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

3 years directly related experience

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

Subject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentialing

Department: Inpt APP - Neuroscience

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , APRN/PA NEUROSURGERY CONSULT TEAM, Other , Edgewood, New Mexico

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