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Position Summary At Stony Brook Medicine, our Registered Nurses are critical members of the team who diagnose and treat responses to actual or potential health problems by means of nursing methods and techniques such as case finding, health teaching and counseling. Incumbents provide care supportive to and restorative of health and well-being, while adhering to a medical regimen. . Duties of a Registered Nurse may include the following but are not limited to: Assess the patient's condition and nursing needs; coordinate nursing care activities with other health disciplines involved in the treatment effort to relate and integrate the nursing regimen with the treatment plan for patients Develop a written individualized care plan which includes teaching needs and discharge planning Administer direct care when professional nursing skills and judgment are needed Administer medications Practice infection control and participate in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment Assumes responsibility and accountability for the delivery of nursing care to all assigned patients. Communicates changes in patient's condition andquestions regarding patient care to Charge RN/Clinician Develops and maintains current written plan of care for assigned patients. Sets priorities to meet the patient's needs. Sets patient goals and priorities with the patient and/or family Provides documented evidence in the medical record of patient/family teaching and their responses and understanding of the teaching. Ensures that patient education and instructions are consistent with that of the physician or designee Communicates and works effectively with other staff and other departments Participates in unit or hospital based quality assurance activities or committees to contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession at Stony Brook University Hospital Working Conditions: Working conditions may involve exposure to infectious disease, blood, body fluids and/or tissue as well as other unpleasant elements such as accidents, injuries and illness. May be exposed to and be required to handle varying unpredictable, emergency and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours and pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries. This position is classified by OSHA as Category 1 Qualifications Teaching and Research Nurse 1 (Registered Nurse 1) Required Qualifications: Possession of or eligibility for a license to practice as a registered nurse in New York State. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and at least one year of previous hospital acute care experience. Previous experience working with patients with psychiatric and/or mental health disorders. Teaching and Research Nurse 2 (Registered Nurse 2) Required Qualifications: Possession of or eligibility for a license to practice as a registered nurse in New York State and one year of post-licensure acute care* nursing experience. A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing may be substituted for one year of the experience. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and at least one year of previous hospital acute care experience.* Previous experience working with patients with psychiatric and/or mental health disorders. *Acute care is defined as medical services provided for illnesses that are short-term (usually less than 30 days), intense, and have a relatively severe to very severe course, requiring knowledge and expertise in the vigilant monitoring of subtle changes in the patient's condition, as well as ability to quickly recognize and identify potential problems and conditions resulting from a previous disease. Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair. T
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.