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NURSE EXTERN

University of New Mexico Hospitals

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Department: Trauma/Surgical ICU
FTE: 0.05
Casual Pool (as needed)
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
Provide basic patient care. Perform routine treatment procedures and assist in maintenance of a safe, clean environment. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT OBSERVATION – Observe patient to ensure their safety and well being; report observations to Charge Nurse or appropriate designee
* PATIENT CARE – Provide basic patient care; take and record vital signs to include temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake-output measurements
* PATIENT CARE – Assist with activities of daily living (ADL): meals, ambulation, hygiene, linen change and toileting as instructed
* PATIENT CARE – Maintain therapeutic plan of care and minute to minute care of patient who is at extreme risk to self or others
* PATIENT CARE – Complete documentation as required on the Electronic Medical Record
* PATIENT CARE – Complete specific skills listed in the “University of New Mexico, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Specific Functions” Matrix
* 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”

Qualifications

Education:
Essential:
* Course
* Course
Education specialization:
Essential:
* Basic Nursing Skills Course at Nursing School
* Nursing Acute Care Clinical Course

Experience:
Essential:

Nonessential:
Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

Credentials:
Essential:
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* Upon completion of pgm temp or perm RN lic w/in 6 weeks

Physical Conditions:
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.

Working conditions:
Essential:
* Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
* Limited access to med room. Med Admin Policy, Att A

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