Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Advanced Practice Provider General Surgery Fellowship
This is a 12-month program consisting of approximately 25% operative time and 75% patient management; largely inpatient management and some clinics. The goal of this fellowship is to allow the APP fellow to obtain skills in managing patients pre, intra, and post operatively with time managing inpatients, outpatients, and operative patients. Many of the services manage very complex patients with acute and chronic illnesses. The first month of the program will be in Family Medicine. Then each rotation or block will be approximately 4 weeks in surgical specialties. Approximately 6 to 8 days per month will be operative to learn and practice first assist skills (please note, this is not an RN first-assist certification program). We are looking for driven, motivated, and enthusiastic candidates to join our program.
HOW TO APPLYThere is no application fee. First, apply for the position at www.unmhjobs.comNext, email all of the following in one PDF to firstname.lastname@example.orgDo not send partial applications. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.
Cover letter Curriculum vitae Unofficial transcript from your APRN/PA program
Current license and certification(s)
Three letters of recommendation from clinical preceptors, mentors, or colleagues who worked closely with you (preferably in the inpatient hospital setting) and can speak to your clinical care.
One-page personal statement describing your past surgical experiences and how the fellowship will further develop your career goals in the field of general surgery.
TIMELINEApplications accepted: Jan 11, 2021 - March 8, 2021Interviews: March 15, 2021 - March 26, 2021Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, we will be conducting all interviews via Zoom this year.Notification of selection: April 9, 2021Program matriculation: August 9, 2021
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAPP student, new graduate, or experienced APP interested in a career in general surgery and must have 1) graduated from an accredited APRN (FNP/ACNP/CNS) or PA program or 2) will graduate from their current program and be licensed, certified and credentialed in time for the program start date.
Under direct preceptorship, develop the skills necessary to function in internal medicine or surgical areas as an advanced practice provider. Supervision and education utilizing current advanced practice providers, internal medicine or surgical faculty, and educational resources with mentorship. Goals and priorities are in accordance with patient and staff needs and organizational objectives. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care proctorship may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
PATIENT CARE â Under direct preceptorship, 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 â Under supervision, perform patient history and physical exams as needed for procedures or admissions; document findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings
PATIENT CARE â Under supervision, complete daily rounds and orders, consultations with nurses, specialist and ancillary staff, discharge summary, transfers, medication management and other orders as required for the management of patient care
PATIENT CARE - Perform invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures under direct supervision
PATIENT CARE â With direct supervision, interpret appropriate diagnostic procedures and tests. Explain the necessity of preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of procedures to patient and patientâs family
PATIENT CARE - Evaluate and revise intervention care/treatment plan with patient and family as necessary to achieve improved health under supervision
PATIENT CARE â Under supervision, provide education for patients and/or families about preventative care, medical issues and use of the prescribed medical treatment
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
PATIENT CARE - Work as a team member with medical/nursing/counseling staff to provide comprehensive care and promote continuity of care
ROLE MODEL - Act as a role model through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
RESEARCH - Support research by conducting or participating in research studies; incorporate findings in clinical practice
EDUCATION- Participation in departmental educational activities including but not limited to didactic education, skill labs, morbidity and mortality division meetings, quality committees as assigned, pre, intra, and postoperative management and care of surgical patients within fellowship curriculum
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"
Advanced Practice Nursing or Physician Assistant Accredited Program Graduate
1 year directly related experience
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
Prescriptive Authority from the State of New Mexico
Federal DEA Certification
ACLS or PALS (as applicable) within 30 days of hire
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Pediatric Nursing Certification as applicable
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
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