Job Posting for Staff RN- Dental Ambulatory Surgical Center at UNM Medical Group
The UNM Medical Group, Inc. Ambulatory Surgical Center is seeking an Full-time Staff Registered Nurse (RN) to provide nursing services in an outpatient operating room and recovery setting. This position will provide nursing coverage for the OR and recovery on an as-needed basis. This ASC is a AAAHC Accredited site which adheres to the highest standard of patient care and quality. This position will require gaining knowledge of regulatory standards in an OR setting and supporting these standards with providers and staff.
Provides safe, direct patient care utilizing established nursing processes in a dental ambulatory surgical center. RN ensures adherence to all standards, organizational policies, procedures and guidelines, and establishes goals and priorities in accordance with patient and staff needs and organizational objectives. Serves as a practice resource and educator for patients and staff. Patient care assignments may include all age groups. Management experience in a medical setting is preferred.
Minimum Job Requirements of a Staff Registered Nurse (RN):
Associate degree in nursing with 1 year of nursing experience. Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of New Mexico. Verification of education and licensure (if applicable) will be required if selected for hire.
Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification. (Certifications to be obtained within 6 months of hire).
*Operating room or surgical experience is preferred*
Duties and Responsibilities of a Staff Registered Nurse (RN):
Provides specialized nursing services. Assesses patients' conditions and nursing needs; sets goals, plans and implements care within scope of medical protocols, assuring that all medical care is documented and medical records are accurate and complete.
Reports and records pertinent observations regarding patients to medical staff, administers medications, and performs routine treatments, and assists physicians with tests and complex procedures and treatments.
Serves as a liaison between physician and patients and other staff by assisting with educational needs, problem resolution and health management.
Serves as a clinical resource, ensuring quality patient care that meets national and quality standards.
Assists in the development of emergency measures for adverse developments in patients.
Collaborates with medical providers, patient care staff and clinic management in the planning and implementation of patient and staff education.
May participate in the orientation, training and evaluation of new staff or residents.
Educates patient care staff in the use and maintenance of new equipment, supplies and instruments; coordinates in-service training; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
May process data and generate reports, assist in the reception and discharge areas as required, and handle patient calls.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.
Interacts with clinic staff, managers, physicians and other patient care providers regarding documentation policies, procedures and regulations; obtains clarification of conflicting or non-specific documentation as well as when additional documentation or signatures are required.
May help establish internal and external outreach programs designed to improve health care outcomes and clinic visibility.
Designs or participates in the creation of health education materials.
Creates collaborative relationships with community and state agencies in an effort to maximize resources.
Represents any/all UNMMG clinics at health fairs or community events providing information and services to promote the clinics to other professionals as well as the general public.
Coordinate quality initiatives and activities and assist with the development of written standards and protocols.
Serves as a resource and coach for Quality Assurance Projects in the Clinics.
Serves as a resource and participates in any compliance issues or initiatives.
About UNM Medical Group, Inc.
UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition assistance, generous paid time off plan and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.