Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 15628519
UNMH Southwest Mesa Clinic is looking for a motivated clinician who is interested in joining our team to help care for patients in our local community. The clinic is in Southwest Albuquerque and specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
This position is with the Internal Medicine practice team that focuses on seeing patients of all ages with acute and chronic medical and behavioral health related issues. The multi-disciplinary team consists of MDs, Residents, PAs, NPs, Psychologists, Clinical Pharmacists, interpreters, care managers, social and community health worker team, and physical therapist members that all work together to help provide a comprehensive care approach. With our Patient Centered Medicine Home (PCMH) clinic model, providers collaborate with families to identify and satisfy the full range of patient needs and preferences. Providers work semi-autonomously with collegial support and resources that are readily available.
This is an exciting career prospect, which offers many opportunities for development and enrichment of new skills, growth, collaborative teamwork, learning, and teaching while contributing to our commitment of excellence towards providing quality care for patients and the community.
Sign on bonus available to external candidates. Relocation reimbursement available to out of state candidates.
Function in a primary care setting 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 - Women's Specialties: Ages of patients served restricted to adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Family Practice Clinic: Ages of patients served may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Senior Health Clinic: Ages of patients served restricted to geriatric age groups.
PCMH/PCSP - Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home or Patient Centered Specialty Practice as applicable
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 - 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 - Perform invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
ROLE MODEL - Act as a role model through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
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
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 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"
Advanced Practice Nursing or Physician Assistant Accredited Program Graduate
No minimum experience required
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
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Specialization in applicable area
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
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.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment
Subject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentials
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.