Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: S7001 / Midlevel/Nursing Svcs Dir/SHAC
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16

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.


Manages and coordinates the integrated patient care and administrative operations of a large, full range outpatient clinic; direct and coordinates the day-to-day activities of mid-level, nursing, and support staff. In collaboration with the Medical Director, formulates clinical and patient care policies, protocol, and procedures as well as participating in strategic decision making for the operation. Manages and coordinates the fiscal operations of the clinic, to include development and administration of operating budgets and expenditures, clinic supplies and inventory management. Provides direct patient care and evaluation as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, implements, and evaluates all clinical care delivered by the mid-level and nursing staff, as well as all associated administrative operations and activities.
  2. Supervises assigned personnel which typically include recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  3. Reviews, establishes, and maintains patient care protocol and standards, ensuring that all federal and State policies, regulations, and guidelines for patient care are met.
  4. Provides direct patient care and evaluation as necessary.
  5. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  6. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff.
  7. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.
  8. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Eligible for New Mexico license/certification as a Physician Assistant OR State of New Mexico Certified Nurse Practitioner or certification pending, as documented by temporary certificate.
  • 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards
  • Knowledge of clinical objectives, programs, methods, procedures, and standards within area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all facets of professional patient care within area of expertise.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and techniques of general medicine and public health, as traditionally practiced.
  • Knowledge of nursing in-service education requirements, methods and procedures.
  • Organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.

Conditions of Employment

  • CPR Certified.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • May be subject to credentialing process; must maintain credentialed status, if applicable.
  • Must maintain certification status.
  • May be required to submit immunization records for review for required vaccines and TB testing.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.
  • 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 environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • 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.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 12/12/2019