This area includes the following sub-specialty clinics: General Surgery, Burn and Trauma, Bariatrics, Colo-Rectal, Plastics, and Cardio-Thoracics.
Direct and coordinate the clinical and management activities of one or more unit (s) in order to provide quality patient care. Actively supports programs and services that are in line with long-range strategic objectives. Support education and research in conjunction with Unit Medical Director. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
PCMH/PCSP - Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home or Patient Centered Specialty Practice as applicable
SUPERVISION - Plan, coordinate and direct activities of supervisory, technical professional and support staff; conduct staff meetings
STANDARDS - Establish specific standards and objectives for clinical unit; ensure implementation of and compliance with standards, objectives, and operating policies and procedures
PATIENT CARE - Plan safe, economical and efficient nursing and/or patient care
PATIENT CARE - Ensure patient care is delivered in accordance with quality standards; ensure documentation of patient care activities
PATIENT CARE - Monitor formulation/utilization of clinical records to assist in resolving patient problems; provide continuity of care and discharge planning; ensure clinician orders are transcribed and carried out
EDUCATION - Provide and coordinate clinical learning experience for staff and students
EDUCATION - Plan and assist in patient teaching; provide and coordinate orientation and clinical learning experience for staff and students
LIAISON - Act as liaison between patient, family, physician, clinician, and staff
SUPPLIES AND RECORDS - Ensure maintenance of equipment, supply levels, required records, and reports
RECORDS - Maintain departmental reports and records; collect statistical data for administrative and regulatory purposes
COMMITTEES AND MEETINGS - Attend technical and administrative meetings; participate in committee functions; participate in hospital-wide activities and committees within the scope of position or as directed
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
EDUCATION - Support education and research in conjunction with the Unit Medical Director
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"
BUDGET - Develop and administer the department's annual budget; monitor and approve expenditures
Master's Degree in related field. BSN is required if Master's is not in nursing; BSN with Master's degree in related field within 36 months
2 years directly related experience
Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in State of New Mexico or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by State of New Mexico
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Education Requirements - Preferred:
Master's in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Physical Demands Requirements:
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment