This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.
The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.
Plans, coordinates, and oversees the day-to-day nursing and patient services, operational, and administrative activities of a routine outpatient clinic supporting a specified clinical outpatient program. Oversees patient assessment, treatment, and care, to include specialized clinical and nursing procedures as appropriate to clinic operations. Supervises and administers registered nursing staff performing clinical activities, and provides direct professional nursing services as appropriate.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervises and/or coordinates the patient care activities of the clinic; develops and implements patient treatment plans, and develops and maintains patient charts and records.
Provides professional and administrative supervision and leadership to professional nursing staff; allocates and evaluates work, provides guidance and training, and participates in hiring and performance management decision making as appropriate.
Provides direct routine patient assessment and treatment, to include clinical/nursing procedures, as required within the parameters of the program; notifies attending physician as required for non-routine care or other unusual medical circumstance.
Provides health education to patients, staff, and practitioners within area of specialty; develops, implements, and promotes specified health education to the general campus community, as appropriate.
Serves as liaison and provides consultation with academic departments on related issues, regulations, and standards pertaining to area of clinical specialty.
Develops and implements operating policies and procedures for the clinic; ensures that procedures and workflow are consistent with clinic objectives, protocol, regulations, and standards, and that operations conform to established environmental, safety, and infection control requirements.
Maintains inventories of medical and operating supplies and equipment, and ensures the functionality of clinic facilities.
Establishes and implements plans for the marketing and promotion of clinic services to the targetted population.
As appropriate, provides outreach services to clients in area of clinical specialty.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Associate's degree in Nursing; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
State of New Mexico Licensed Registered Nurse or licensure pending as documented by temporary licensure OR current RN licensure from a state participating in the multistate privilege to practice compact with New Mexico.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.
Ability to provide direct patient assessment, treatment, and care in an outreach setting.
Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
Ability to plan and implement promotional programs.
Ability to develop patient therapeutic plans.
Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for medical evaluation and treatment in area of specialty.
Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.
Ability to provide technical leadership and administrative supervision to professional nursing staff.
Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
Knowledge of health education theory and practice.
Conditions of Employment
May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.
UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.