Job Summary and Scope
Independently promote and restore patients' health through direct nursing care to assigned patients within the nursing process; collaborate with physicians and multidisciplinary team members. Provide clinical leadership for other staff and assume relief charge duties when designated and serve as a clinical resource for staff. Serve as a role model to promote a positive work environment and quality patient care while utilizing SRMC Values and promoting SRMC's mission and vision. The nature of the job is diverse with frequent new and varied work situations. The job involves a moderate degree of complexity. Patient care assignment may include adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES- Maintain established hospital as well as departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops.
Report potential and actual patient safety, concerns, medical errors and or near misses in a timely manner thru the chain of command and document within the PSN system.
Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional psychological and spiritual support to patient, friends and families.
Promote patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, identified lay caregiver and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams and resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
Active participation in hospital strategic initiatives such as quality improvement and monitoring TJC compliance.
Delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers
Monitor and initiate corrective action to maintain the environment of care including equipment and material resources.
Ability to assess, initiate and document nursing assessment, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status.
Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools in a timely and accurate manner.
Total care of critically ill patients, including ventilator management and titration of vasoactive medications.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
SRMC Core Values
Integrity: Our words and actions match our values
To Serve: We put the needs of others before our own
Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations and/or standards in every activity, every encounter, and every initiative
Safety/Quality: We provide evidence based care, programs, services, and an environment that achieves the best outcomes
Teamwork: We enjoy the ability and power to work collaboratively to deliver exceptional service
Contacts are normally made with other within UNM-Sandoval
Contacts are usually with own department staff and own supervisor
Contacts frequently contain confidential/sensitive information necessitating discretion at all times
Percentage of contacts by phone: 20%; percentage of contacts face to face: 70%; percentage of contacts by email:10%.
Percentage of contacts with patients: 80% and percentage with non-patients: 20%.
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
Knowledge in bedside manner
Knowledge in infection control
Clinical Nursing Skills
Skill in administering medication
Health Promotion and Maintenance abilities
Patient assessment knowledge
Critical thinking abilities
Ability to remain focused and organized
Ability to independently seek out resources
Knowledge of scope of the Registered Nurse
Education: Registered Nursing program graduate
Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New Mexico or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by State of New Mexico
CPR Certification or must obtain within thirty (30) calendar days of date of position
ACLS Certification or must obtain within six (6) months of date of position
Basic Arrhythmia Certification or equivalent within one (1) year of date of position
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
Bachelors Degree of Science in Nursing or higher degree
Nationally certified in area of specialty
2 years recent experience in specialty area
Dual Language Certification
UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center