Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Fulltime position providing medication management and supportive therapy to a chronic mentally ill populations at the psychiatric center.
This is a day position, no call, no weekends, and no holidays.
Sign on bonus available to external applicants!
Function in Behavioral Health in the roles of consultant, educator, practitioner and researcher. Prescribe and distribute drugs and controlled substances. Develop and implement patient care based on research and national practice standards designed to improve patient outcomes in specialized areas. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
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
PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY - Prescribes and distributes all drugs, including controlled substances
PATIENT CARE - Perform patient history and physical exams as needed for procedures or admissions; document findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings
PATIENT CARE - Perform invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
PATIENT CARE - Evaluate and revise intervention care/treatment plan with patient and family as necessary to achieve improved health
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 - Provide education for patients and/or families about preventative care, medical issues and use of the prescribed medical treatment
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 nursing and medical staff
TRAINING - Act as a role model for advanced practice professions, precept nurses, other advanced practice nurses and physician assistant students
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 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"
Advanced Practice Nursing or Clinical Nursing Specialist or Physician Assitant Accredited Program Graduate
1 year psychiatric experience
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
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
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Specialization in applicable area
3 years behavioral health field
Bilingual 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 Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment
Subject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentials
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