NP Pediatric ICU

UNM Hospitals Albuquerque, NM


University of New Mexico Hospitals is seeking a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to join our dedicated staff. The position includes patient care responsibilities in a new, state of the art, 20 bed multi-disciplinary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Candidate would be working alongside medical students and residents, a pediatric sedation service, and an active pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and ECMO program. The Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Division have a long tradition of providing outstanding, comprehensive care to the children of New Mexico. Albuquerque is a growing and vibrant community, and a wonderful place to live.

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Function in an inpatient / urgent care area of advance practice in the role of practitioner, mentor, consultant, educator, researcher and manager. Establish goals and priorities in accordance with patient and staff needs and organizational objectives. 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 - Assess, diagnose and develop treatment plans; implement treatment, follow-up and evaluate patient within the scope of practice protocols as outlined by state statute

PATIENT CARE - Perform patient history and physical exams as needed for procedures or admissions; document findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings

PATIENT CARE - Complete admitting orders, daily rounds and orders, consultations with nurses, specialist and ancillary staff, discharge summary, transfers, medication management and other orders as required for the management of patient care

PATIENT CARE - Perform invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

PATIENT CARE - Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic procedures and tests. Explain the necessity of preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of procedures to patient and patient's family

PATIENT CARE - Evaluate and revise intervention care/treatment plan with patient and family as necessary to achieve improved health

PATIENT CARE - Provide education for patients and/or families about preventative care, medical issues and use of the prescribed medical treatment

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 - Work as a team member with medical/nursing 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

ROLE MODEL - Act as a role model through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills

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 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"

Education Requirements:Advanced Practice Nursing accredited program graduate

Experience Requirements:1 year directly related experience

Licensure/Certification Requirements:Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Nursing

Prescriptive Authority from the State of New Mexico

Federal DEA Certification

Pediatric Nursing Certification as applicable

ACLS or PALS (as applicable) within 30 days of hire

CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

Experience Requirements - Preferred:Specialization in applicable area

Bilingual English/Spanish

Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

3 years directly related experience

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.

Testing Requirements:Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

Working Conditions Requirements:Sig Hzard: To chemls, biohazd mat req caut-may req PE

Subject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentials