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University of New Mexico Hospital – Why Work For Us?


The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is the largest academic health complex in the state.  Located on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the HSC combines its four missions areas - education, research, patient care and community outreach - to provide New Mexicans with the highest level of health care.

The UNMHSC was created in 1994 when the UNM Board of Regents united the health-related academic and clinical components of the university:

  • UNM Hospitals
  • UNM College of Nursing
  • UNM School of Medicine
  • UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center
  • UNM College of Pharmacy
  • UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center

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.

Our education mission focuses on creating a patient care environment which is supportive of the educational programs of the UNMHSC health professional schools. 

Our research mission focuses on the application of new biomedical knowledge, translated to innovative patient care programs and models of health care delivery, leading to health status improvement for New Mexico.

 

Vision

UNMH will be the leader in improving New Mexico's health outcomes through both our academic specialty programs and our community responsive, culturally competent, patient care, education, and clinical research programs.

We aspire to be one of the nation's leading university hospitals which captures the synergy in being both an excellent academic institution and an innovative, community oriented public teaching hospital. UNMH will set the standard for excellence in quality and patient safety in public teaching hospitals.

 

Core Values

Our core values emphasize:

  • a culture of shared expectations regarding integrity, accountability and decisiveness in commitment to excellence;
  • compassion and respect in our interaction with students, patients and colleagues;
  • diversity in people and thinking;
  • effective utilization of our resources;
  • advancement of our institutional mission while supporting professional and personal growth.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at UNM Hospitals

Created in October 2010, the UNMH Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 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

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    We are the best in the state! All of the top specialists are here. We are the Mayo Clinic of New Mexico

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    The only real down side is parking. The employee parking is off campus: you have to take a shuttle

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    I applied online. I interviewed at University of New Mexico Hospital (Albuquerque, NM) in July 2017.

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    Small panel interview with charge nurse and nurse manager. Interview lasted about a half hour. I was told many people were being interviewed. Decision was made and relayed when stated.

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University of New Mexico Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies for Hourly Workers, Working Mother, 2012
  • Training Top 125, Training, 2012
  • Training Top 125, Training, 2009
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