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Nursing Instructor

Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Bernalillo
Posted on: March 28, 2024

Job Description:

Department: Inpatient 5th Floor - SRMC FTE: 1.00 Full Time Shift: Days Position Summary: Function as unit educator, master teacher, master preceptor and facilitates evidenced-based research into specialized areas of nursing. Utilize the expertise of a practitioner to incorporate nursing processes into the plan of care for a specialized group of patients. Perform as a unit educator while maintaining clinical skills by performing as a clinical instructor for students from the CON on home unit and/or assisting in staffing on unit. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Detailed responsibilities: * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops * 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" * LEAD - Provide educational leadership to enhance specialized patient care within clinical protocols * INITIATE - Initiate unit-based strategies for developing clinical skills through the master clinician, master preceptor model * PLAN - Develop patient plans of care incorporating evidenced-based research and national standards * CONSULTS - Consult with and serve as a clinical resource for the multidisciplinary team to ensure quality patient care * ASSIST - Assist patient and caregivers with educational needs, problem solving, and health management aspects across the continuum of care * MONITOR - Monitor trends and implement educational strategies to ensure quality standards and parameters are achieved * COLLABORATE - Collaborate with the Clinical Educator as well as the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Specialty RN, or Unit Director to plan and implement pertinent curricula * PATIENT CARE - Deliver safe direct care to an assigned group of patients, providing specialized patient care within nursing protocols and assisting the admission, transfer and discharge process performing all RN nursing duties * EDUCATE - Educate appropriate staff in the use of new equipment, supplies, and instruments for their service; coordinates in-service training/workshops for appropriate staff * PERFORM - Perform as a unit educator while maintaining clinical skills by performing as a clinical instructor for students from the CON on home unit and/or assisting in staffing on unit Qualifications Education: Essential: * Bachelor's Degree Nonessential: * Master's Degree Education specialization: Essential: * BSN or MSN Nonessential: * Nursing Experience: Essential: 18 months directly related experience Nonessential: Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo 3 years directly related experience 2 years specialty area experience Credentials: Essential: * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days * RN in NM or as allowed by reciprocal agreement by NM * Pediatric Advanced Life Support Cert w/in 90 Days * Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) w/in 6 months of hire * Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification w/in 6 months * Basic Arrhythmia Cert w/in 1 year Nonessential: * Current Instructor in BLS, ACLS, NRP or other instruct cert Physical Conditions: Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work. Working conditions: Essential: * Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE Department: Registered Nurse

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Rio Rancho , Nursing Instructor, Healthcare , Bernalillo, New Mexico

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