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RN/Outpatient Infusion

Department: Surgical Specialty Clinics
Location: Rio Rancho, NM

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title:

REGISTERED NURSE (RN) – OUTPATIENT

Department:

AMBULATORY PHYSICIAN CLINICS

FLSA Status:

NON-EXEMPT

Reports To:

DIRECTOR AMBULATORY CLINICS

Effective Date:           

12/1/2015

Job Summary and Scope

Provide safe, direct patient care utilizing the nursing process in the ambulatory setting under direction of the Director and Executive Director of Ambulatory Clinics and the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), to plan and care for a specialized group of patients. Provide clinical leadership for staff and oversight of ancillary staff, when designated.  Serve as a role model to promote the SRMC Values, a positive work environment and efficient, quality patient care. Ensure adherence to health system, hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Essential Functions: 

  • 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 ley 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. 
  • Participate in orientation and evaluation of new personnel.
  • Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients care.
  • Assist provider with special tests, procedures and complex treatments.
  • Ensure that equipment is maintained; monitor supply and medicine requisitions; maintain supply stock levels in accordance with patient care needs and the monthly budget.
  • Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand.
  • Provide and document nursing care.  Ensure that provider's orders are carried out; administer medications and perform routine treatments as ordered.
  • Triage patient care calls that have escalated per guidelines, document advice and follow-up calls in the E.H.R. accordingly.
  • Responsible for continuous learning, improvement, and evidence-based practice.
  • Act as liaison between patient and provider and support patient satisfaction.
  • Perform infusion, administer medications, and perform routine treatments, lab draws, port access, flushes and dressing changes.  (Infusion RN ONLY).
  • Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH RN only).
  • Track and report statistics on immunizations, injuries, and exposures to leadership and designated committees (OHS RN only).
  • Coordinate all staff immunization campaigns for the hospital (OHS RN only).
  • Record and report pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to medical staff.
  • 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

 

Accountability

  • Accountable for budgetary compliance supply ordering.
  • Decisions are made with in UNM – Sandoval policy constraints and scope of practice
  • Not accountable for control of capital assets.
  • Informally makes recommendations concerning long-range planning to director.

Communication Skills

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Contacts are normally made with others both inside and outside UNM-Sandoval.
  • Contacts are usually with own department staff and own supervisor and with other departments and/or locations.
  • Contacts frequently contain confidential/sensitive information necessitating discretion at all times.
  • Contacts are 50% face to face interactions, 40% phone and 10% computer email and other methods of communication.

Required Qualifications

  • Physiological knowledge
  • Ability to work under minimal direction and demonstrate initiative
  • Knowledge of Infection Control
  • Clinical and Nursing skills
  • Extensive customer services skills
  • Knowledge of and skill in administering medication
  • Communication and active listening skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Health promotion and maintenance abilities
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills; attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to interact and cooperate with co-workers (Teamwork), strong interpersonal communication skills.

Education/Experience

Education: Nursing program (nationally accredited) graduate 

 

Licenses/Certifications:

· Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) in State of New Mexico

· CPR Certification or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position;

 

· Cardiology Clinic RNmust obtain ACLS with in 30 calendar days of position.

 

Work Experience: Two (2) years clinical work experience.

 

Preferred Educational/Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, AAACN certification preferred; Three plus (3+) years Ambulatory Clinic experience in relevant specialty preferred. 

 

Language:  Bilingual / English-Spanish preferred.

 

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