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APRN/PA PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY
UNM Hospital
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Posted: 10-Oct-21

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Salary: Open

Categories:

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants

Internal Number: 15670148

Position Summary:

Pediatric Nephrology is seeking a self-motivated professional to work in a new inpatient role created to meet surging demands in the field. For interested Nurse Practitioners, PNP certification is a requirement. Physician Assistants also welcome to apply. Experience in pediatrics is preferred.

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UNMH is the only comprehensive care team in the state of New Mexico, providing acute and chronic kidney care for infants, children and adolescents. The primary responsibility for the APP on this team would be to provide inpatient consults and help manage pediatric patients in need of dialysis.

Sign on bonus available to external applicants. Relocation reimbursement available to out of state applicants.


Function in a specialized 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/counseling staff to provide comprehensive care and promote continuity of care

  • EDUCATION - Guide, teach, support and serve as a clinical resource nursing and medical staff

  • 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 or Physician Assistant 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 or Physician Assistant Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners and Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

  • Prescriptive Authority from the State of New Mexico

  • Federal DEA Certification

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

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

  • Pediatric Nursing Certification as applicable

  • 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:
  • Tuberculosis testing is completed upon hire and additionally as required

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

  • Subject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentialing

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