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UNM Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the UNM School of Medicine and is the home of the highly regarded UNM Children's Hospital. It provides New Mexicans with a wide range of specialty and subspecialty care, with many of those specialties not available anywhere else in the state.
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Psychiatric Emergency Services: 12 Hour Night Shifts Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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 statutePATIENT CARE - Perform patient history and physical exams as needed for procedures or admissions; document findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findingsPATIENT 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 carePATIENT CARE - Perform invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic proceduresPATIENT 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 familyPATIENT CARE - Evaluate and revise intervention care/treatment plan with patient and family as necessary to achieve improved healthPATIENT CARE - Provide education for patients and/or families about preventative care, medical issues and use of the prescribed medical treatmentDOCUMENTATION - 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 recordsPATIENT CARE - Work as a team member with medical/nursing staff to provide comprehensive care and promote continuity of careEDUCATION - Guide, teach, support and serve as a clinical resource nursing and medical staffTRAINING - Act as a role model for advanced practice professions, precept nurses, other advanced practice nurses and physician assistant studentsROLE MODEL - Act as a role model through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem solving skillsRESEARCH - Support research by conducting or participating in research studies; incorporate findings in clinical practiceDEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshopsPATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocolsPATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processesPATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue riskPATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely mannerPATIENT 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'
Advanced Practice Nursing accredited program graduate
1 year directly related experience
CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of positionLicensed Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in State of New Mexico
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
3 years behavioral health field Specialization in applicable areaBilingual English/SpanishBilingual 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.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hzard: To chemls, biohazd mat req caut-may req PESubject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentials
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