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Nurse Intern

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Healthcare
  • Albuquerque

AI generated summary

  • You must be a senior level nursing student with good standing at UNM CON, enrolled as an intern, completed basic nursing skills course, and be CPR certified. Bilingual and physical ability to perform heavy work are a plus. Training provided for RN license.
  • You will deliver safe patient care, assist with procedures, administer medication, maintain a therapeutic environment, and actively participate in patient safety measures.

Requirements

  • Education:
  • Essential:
  • Student
  • Course
  • Education specialization:
  • Essential:
  • Senior Level-Good Standing UNM CON-Enrolled as Intern
  • Basic Nursing Skills Course at Nursing School
  • Experience:
  • Essential:
  • Nonessential:
  • Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo 1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience
  • Credentials:
  • Essential:
  • CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
  • Upon completion of pgm temp or perm RN lic w/in 6 weeks
  • 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
  • Limited access to med room. Med Admin Policy, Att A

Responsibilities

  • PATIENT CARE - Deliver safe, direct care to an assigned group of patients, under the supervision of an RN Preceptor
  • POLICIES - Work within Hospitals, Nursing division and departmental policies
  • CARE PLAN - Work in collaboration with the healthcare team, implement and document individualized care plans incorporating age specific considerations, including discharge planning and patient/family teaching
  • MEDICATION - Administer medication, including IV medication, via the Seven Rights; document and communicate clinical findings
  • TESTS AND PROCEDURES - Assist with special tests and procedures, ensure proper consent has been obtained
  • EMERGENCY MEASURES - Assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden, adverse developments in patients
  • ENVIRONMENT - Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with Hospitals standards
  • MISSION AND GOALS - Assist to maintain, support, and implement department and Hospitals mission and goals
  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
  • RELATED WORK - Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
  • 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"

FAQs

What are the qualifications required for the Nurse Intern position?

Education requirements include being a senior level student in good standing at UNM CON enrolled as an intern, and completion of a basic nursing skills course at a nursing school. Experience is not essential but bilingual English, Spanish, or other languages and 6 months of related experience is preferred. Candidates must also have CPR for healthcare/BLS certification and obtain a temporary or permanent RN license within 6 weeks of completing the program.

What are the responsibilities of a Nurse Intern in this position?

The Nurse Intern will deliver safe, direct care to assigned patients under the supervision of an RN Preceptor, assist with medication administration, collaborate on care plans, assist with tests and procedures, maintain a safe environment, and contribute to patient safety initiatives. They will also support the department and hospital mission and goals, participate in professional development, and perform related duties as required.

What is the work schedule for a Nurse Intern in this role?

This position is for a casual pool Nurse Intern working 0.05 FTE on day shifts. The work schedule may vary based on department needs. Shift differentials apply for weekday nights, weekend nights, and weekend day shifts.

What physical requirements are necessary for the Nurse Intern position?

The job involves heavy work, requiring exertion of 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally and 25 to 50 pounds frequently. Candidates must be able to move objects or people within this range. Additionally, there may be exposure to hazardous materials requiring personal protective equipment.

What are the goals and expectations for a Nurse Intern in this role?

The Nurse Intern is expected to provide high-quality, compassionate patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, adhere to hospital policies and procedures, and actively contribute to patient safety initiatives. Professional growth and development through education and participation in departmental activities are encouraged.

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Mission & Purpose

As a teaching hospital and the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the state of New Mexico, we offer our professionals the opportunity to do impactful work and to grow, as individuals and a team. - New Mexico's only Academic Medical Center - Serving more than 450,000 outpatients each year - Recognized for 13 pediatric subspecialties - Treating more than 90,000 emergency patients annually - Operating a variety of clinics throughout Albuquerque Through our community-responsive, culturally competent patient care, education, and clinical research programs, our vision is to be the leader in improving New Mexico's health outcomes. We aspire to be one of the nation's leading university hospitals—both an excellent academic institution and an innovative, community-oriented public teaching hospital.