4-E servesÂ Trauma/Surgical/ENT (i.e., specialized airway such as tracheostomy; neck dissections)/ Chronic & Acute Pain/Orthopedic/Various other populations including medicine, neurosurgery, vascular, urology, etc. Due to Tele tracking, the floor will see patients from every service as well.Â This department serves as the step down unit from Trauma Surgical ICU. This is a fast-paced floor with moderate to high acuity patients that require extensive monitoring due to acuity, post-operative monitoring, pain management, airway management, wound care, and drain management. Staff that work here need to be detailed in their care and perform well under stressful situations. The culture of the unit is one of team dynamics and support in order to provide the best possible quality of care to patients.Â
Position Summary: Provide basic patient care. Perform routine treatment procedures and assist in maintenance of a safe, clean environment. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * PATIENT OBSERVATION - Observe patient to ensure their safety and well being; report observations to Charge Nurse or appropriate designee * PATIENT CARE - Provide basic patient care; take and record vital signs to include temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake-output measurements * PATIENT CARE - Assist with activities of daily living (ADL): meals, ambulation, hygiene, linen change and toileting as instructed * PATIENT CARE - Maintain therapeutic plan of care and minute to minute care of patient who is at extreme risk to self or others * PATIENT CARE - Complete documentation as required on the Electronic Medical Record * PATIENT CARE - Complete specific skills listed in the "University of New Mexico, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Specific Functions" Matrix * 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: Essential: * Course * Course Education specialization: Essential: * Basic Nursing Skills Course at Nursing School * Nursing Acute Care Clinical Course
Nonessential: Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience
Credentials: Essential: * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days * Upon completion of pgm temp or perm RN lic w/in 6 weeks
Physical Conditions: Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Working conditions: Essential: * Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE * Limited access to med room. Med Admin Policy, Att A