DUTIES: The Clinical Specialist for CT surgery will be a key participant in the delivery of care to patients that are on the CT surgery services within their appropriate scope of practice. In either the OR or ICU settings, the nurse will evaluate hemodynamics and for evidence of myocardial dysfunction/ischemia. In these settings, the nurse will troubleshoot intravenous drips and the lines that are used to deliver these continuous drips, administer fluid, and blood products. The nurse will evaluate the patient's response to these therapies/interventions and participate in a multidisciplinary collaboration that develops or improves the proposed care plan for that patient. This position will be responsible for helping to develop and/or revise existing protocols, which include case management, diagnosis and treatment of patients under the care of the Division of CT surgery. This position will review and recommend/participate in the formulation of procedures and protocols for nurses and take care of CT surgery patients in accordance with hospital policy and regulatory standards, which will include hospital by-laws, New York State & federal regulations. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree in Nursing, current NYS RN registration. 10 years of nursing experience. Experience in the care of critically ill patients and patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery. BLS & ACLS certification is required. Preferred: Experience managing patients that have undergone robotic heart surgery and/or EVAD implantation. Experience in the development of teams that are driven by the vision of high reliability organizations. Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 10007
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.