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.
Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, and oversees the patient services and administrative activities of a routine outpatient clinical operation dedicated to one or more facets of health care for a specialized clinical outpatient program. Provides direct patient evaluation and treatment, to include specified clinical/nursing procedures as appropriate to the focus of clinic operations. Plans and implements a range of outreach, education, and marketing activities as appropriate to support clinical program objectives.
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 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 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
State of New Mexico Licensed Registered Nurse OR State of New Mexico Licensed Practical Nurse.
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.
Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
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 make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
Ability to provide direct patient assessment, treatment, and care in an outreach setting.
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.