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 the day-to-day nursing operations of a specified clinical area, including coordination of patient care, supervision of a professional team which includes multiple nursing staff and other staff as appropriate, administrative and budget management, and troubleshooting of problem areas. Ensures adherence to hospital or department and university policies and to nursing procedures, standards, and practices.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Provides and supervises direct inpatient and outpatient care and assessment, ensuring quality control of area nursing operations.
Trains and educates physicians and nursing staff as appropriate in clinical procedures; coordinates in-service training, continuing education, orientation, competency reviews, and other related training functions.
May provide outreach education and/or clinical services in specified specialty areas.
Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Associate's degree in Nursing or directly related field/discipline; 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 clinical operations and procedures.
Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Ability to organize training programs and competency reviews of nursing staff.
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 develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
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
Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) 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.