This is an inpatient unit that is located in the Emergency Department.
Patients who are in the ED and being admitted, will go to the Adult Admission Unit where the staff will do the admission and then transfer them to one of the inpatient units.
This is a fast-paced unit that will not care for ICU or ED patients.
Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients. Provide clinical leadership for other staff and assumes relief charge duties when designated. 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.
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 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"
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
Nursing program (nationally accredited) graduate
No minimum experience required
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
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
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
Obtain UNMH IV Verification within 6 months of position
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