NM Hospital Sleep Disorders Center is currently seeking an energetic and enthusiastic full-time Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join their dynamic, longstanding team of Providers. The UNM Sleep Disorders Center evaluates, treats and educates patients with sleep disordered breathing concerns, excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy in addition to other sleep concerns. We are looking for a provider that is interested in furthering their knowledge in sleep disorders, providing excellent patient care and support, and becoming part of an exceptional teaching and learning team.
Sign on bonus available to external applicants.
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.
PCMH/PCSP - Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home or Patient Centered Specialty Practice as applicable
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
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"
DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
Advanced Practice Nursing or Physician Assistant Accredited Program Graduate
No minimum experience required
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Nursing or Physician Assistant Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners and Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Prescriptive Authority from the State of New Mexico
Federal DEA Certification
ACLS or PALS (as applicable) within 30 days of hire
Pediatric Nursing Certification as applicable
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
2 to 5 years experience as a practitioner
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Physical Demands Requirements:
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.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment
Subject to UNM credentialing; must maintain credentials