NP / PA SPECIALTY - Diabetic Comprehensive Care Center
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Internal Number: 1665
Department: Specialty-Adv Practice Prov FTE: 0.50 Part Time Shift: Days
The UNMH Hospital Diabetic Comprehensive Care Center is committed to providing excellent clinical care with the best patient experience possible. We are looking for a motivated APP (Advanced Practice Providers) who is interested in joining our team to help care for patients in our local and statewide community. The clinic is located in the UNM Hospital 5ACC Medical Special Clinic fifth floor. We offer services that cover diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and more. Working together with other primary, specialty, and surgical care teams, our medically based collaborative practice focuses on providing patient-centered, community-service based quality and compassionate care for all New Mexicans. Our providers work with collegial support and available resources. This is an exciting career prospect, which offers many opportunities for development of new skills, growth, collaborative teamwork, learning, and teaching while contributing to our continued commitment towards providing quality care for patients and the community. Open to highly motivated and strong new graduates or experienced providers.Â
Position Summary: 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.
Detailed responsibilities: * 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 - Perform invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures * PATIENT CARE - Evaluate and revise intervention care/treatment plan with patient and family as necessary to achieve improved health * 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 * 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 - Provide education for patients and/or families about preventative care, medical issues and use of the prescribed medical treatment * 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 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" * PATIENT CENTERED MED - Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home or Patient Centered Specialty Practice as applicable
Education: Essential: * Program Graduate Education specialization: Essential: * Advanced Nurse or Physician Assistant
Experience: Essential: No minimum experience required
Nonessential: Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo2 to 5 years experience as a practitioner
Credentials: Essential: * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days * ACLS or PALS (as applicable) within 30 days of hire * Advanced Practice RN or Physician Asst Lic & NCCPA Cert * Pediatric Nursing Certification as applicable * State of New Mexico and Federal DEA Certification * Prescriptive Authority from the State of New Mexico
Physical Conditions: 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.
Working conditions: Essential: * Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE * Subject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentialing