Position Title: INPATIENT NURSE PRACTITIONER/VASCULAR-ORTHO

Internal Close Date: 07/31/2015
Requisition Number: 13029321
Position Code: 47
Department: Nurse Practitioner-Vascular/Ortho
FTE Status: 1
Position Type: BUDGETED
Shift: Rotating
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Position Summary:

Pioneer role for developing a vascular and orthopedic program for diabetics. Main duties will involve wound care, clinic, coordination and communication with referring providers. Other duties will be inpatient care and continuity of care for the patient population.


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

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position. PALS as applicable.

  • Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in State of New Mexico

  • 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