RN Newborn ICU

University of New Mexico Hospitals
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Aug 01, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Job Description
Position Summary:Prior experience preferred. Sign-on Bonus available to external applicants! New graduate nurse please apply to RN Residency Program posting.Work within the nursing process to provide direct nursing care to assigned patients.

Provide clinical leadership for other staff and assume 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.Accountability:PATIENT CARE - Deliver safe direct care to an assigned group of patients as requiredPOLICIES - Work within Hospitals, Nursing division and departmental policiesCARE PLAN - Work in collaboration with the healthcare team, implement and document individualized care plans incorporating age specific considerations, including discharge planning and patient/family teachingTESTS AND PROCEDURES - Assist with special tests and procedures, ensure proper consent has been obtainedPARTICIPATION - Participate in orientation; upon successful completion of preceptor training assume precepting and evaluation responsibilities of new personnelEMERGENCY MEASURES - Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patientsMEDICAL RECORDS - Ensure that patient medical records contain necessary informationINQUIRIES - Answer telephones and triage calls as per departmental policyMEDICATION - Administer medication, including IV medication, via the Seven Rights; document and communicate clinical findingsENVIRONMENT - Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standardsDEVELOPMENT - 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"Certification Requirements:RN MATRIX - Complete and maintain unit/clinic based required certifications and competencies as listed in the department expectations/and or the unit/clinic education matrixEducation Requirements:Nursing program (nationally accredited) graduateLicensure/Certification Requirements:Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in State of New Mexico or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by State of New MexicoCPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of positionEducation Requirements - Preferred:Bachelor's Degree of Science in NursingExperience Requirements - Preferred:Bilingual English/SpanishBilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or NavajoPhysical 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 specialtyPediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) CertificationTNCC and/or ENPCProfessional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit:Nationally Certified in area of specialtyPediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) CertificationTNCC and/or ENPCTesting Requirements:Obtain UNMH IV Verification within 6 months of positionTuberculin Skin Test required annuallyWorking Conditions Requirements:Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipmentDepartment: Newborn ICU