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Albuquerque, NM
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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.

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Mission: Our patient care mission encompasses serving as an accessible, high-quality, safety-focused, comprehensive care provider for all the people of Bernalillo County, and providing specialized services for people across the state.

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  • Did you know that every nurse at UNMH has an assigned nurse educator that works with them to put together a professional development plan based on their unique career goals? Learn more about how UNMH supports career pathing for our nurses!

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UNM Hospitals – Why Work For Us?

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.

Our Culture

Discover a world-class care environment that will bring out the best in you. Inspired by our identity as a teaching hospital, we’re highly motivated professionals who are always looking to learn and grow. Find the collaboration, support and autonomy you need to excel, and join our team in providing care for people throughout our community, our state, and our region.

Our Home

When you choose UNM Hospitals, you're choosing to live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the heart of the Southwest. Albuquerque is a blend of old and new, rural and urban, artistic expression and natural wonder. Living in Albuquerque is not for spectators! Be prepared to jump right in to the vibrant, engaging culture of the Southwest.


Our vision is to become a nationally recognized leader in diversity, equity and inclusion in U.S. health care – to be sought after for our innovation, creativity, significant results and expertise. To help us provide the best possible care for the wide range of patients we serve, we support our professionals with training, consultation, and programs that address diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Created in October 2010, the UNMH Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) leads the effort to make sure that every UNMH patient receives the safest, most effective, most sensitive medical care possible, regardless of the patient’s race, ethnicity, or any other group identity. We do this through data collection and analysis; community collaboration; cultural “competence” training, education and consulting; and process improvement.

Our vision is to become a nationally-recognized leader in diversity, equity and inclusion in U.S. healthcare; sought after for our innovation, creativity, significant results, and expertise, particularly regarding the populations we serve.

Identifying and addressing any health disparities in the care patients receive at UNM Hospitals is the first, and principal, goal of the DEI initiative. Health disparities are “racial or ethnic differences in the quality of healthcare that are not due to access-related factors or clinical needs, preferences, and appropriateness of intervention.” (Unequal Treatment,Institute of Medicine (IOM), 2003).

"UNM Hospitals is proud to have an Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and we completely support sustained efforts at ensuring equity in the delivery of healthcare. Disparities are multi-factorial, and we must be prepared to address them in the overall system, in our processes, and in the care given by our healthcare professionals. The Office of DEI will ensure that we reduce any identified disparities, and improve the care we provide for an increasingly diverse patient population," said Steve McKernan, CEO UNM Hospitals. 

Five bodies guide and implement DEI:

The executive-level Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Steering Committee focuses on governance, leadership and systems

The “4 C’s” task forces:

  • Compliance: active since November 2009: data collection and analysis, and compliance with national standards
  • Community: active since July 2010: mutually beneficial community engagement and partnership
  • Competence: language access and services, and staff “cultural competence” training and development
  • Care: patient involvement, and creating a culturally and linguistically appropriate care model and processes

As a nurse at UNM Hospitals, you’ll be part of a collaborative team that continually works to improve patient health and nursing practice. With our size and scope, you can choose from a broad range of disciplines and unique opportunities. No matter which area suits your interest and expertise, you’ll care for a diverse group of New Mexicans in a supportive academic medical center environment.

Our nurses go above and beyond for patients, displaying exceptional skill and passion. The day-to-day excellence of our team is one of the reasons why. In 2016, UNMH was one of only two recipients of the National Patient Safety Foundation DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses. Join a state leader in nursing, and discover the support, recognition, and professional development opportunities you’ve been looking for.

Nursing Shared Governance

We value having a system that welcomes everyone into the decision-making process. Since 2004, we’ve employed shared governance, a structure that facilitates communication, encourages partnerships, promotes professional development, and recognizes each individual’s contributions.

RN Residency Program

Making the transition from nursing school to clinical practice at the bedside presents a whole host of challenges. Through mentorship and ongoing education, our Nurse Residency Program is designed to make it easier for you to do what you love—and ultimately to have a rewarding career in nursing.

You’ll be supported throughout your first year by our Nurse Residency Program Director, masters-prepared Nurse Educators, and clinically competent preceptors. We offer an evidence-based program with monthly educational courses and seminars that include didactic, high- and low-fidelity simulation, group discussion, research examination and other opportunities during the first year of hire. You’ll also complete an evidence-based practice project including a presentation.

We have four nurse residency groups a year: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Special New Graduate orientation occurs in January, April, June and September. All eligible nurses participate regardless of unit hiring or date hired. The actual hiring date will determine which group the new graduate will be placed in.

In IT, we’re a relatively small team with a big mission. We may work behind the scenes, but what we do helps our colleagues provide great care to thousands of people in our community.

Whether you’re a back-end programmer, a systems analyst, or a web developer, you’ll have the support and freedom to do great work and live a great life. Many of our positions are hourly, so you won’t ever be expected to work unpaid overtime. And our comprehensive benefits package even includes a PTO buyback option.

You’ll also have significant flexibility in your role, and the autonomy to pursue good ideas. If you show initiative, you can take that as far as you want to go at UNM Hospitals.

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    Flexible scheduling. Small unit with limited nurses that work very well together. We get the chance to collaborate with our physicians throughout our day.


    I would prefer to work a little closer to home. Communte is inconvienet at times. The same number of nurses can be a con too. Hard to find coverage when other are off.

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    Continue to offer your staff opportunities to grow. Continue to work with your employees to get the best out of them.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UNM Hospitals (New York, NY) in January 2016.


    The interview process was simple and laid back, very flexible with times. Company kept in close contact with me during the hiring process, and was easy to get a hold of questions.

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UNM Hospitals Awards & Accolades

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  • Training Top 125, Training, 2012
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