Additional Info: Assesses the patient's condition and nursing needs; coordinates nursing case activities with other health disciplines involved in the treatment effort to relate and integrate the nursing regimen with the treatment plan for patients. Develops a written individualized care plan which includes teaching needs and discharge planning. Participates in the orientation of new personnel and the performance evaluations of nursing staff. Assigns duties to professional and paraprofessional personnel based on patients needs. Reports and records observations, responses and reactions to the appropriate person. Directs, supervises and evaluates nursing care provided to patients. Supervises patient care and staff assignments on a specific shift. Practices infection control and participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment. Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients, such as cardiac arrest. Classifies patients. Participates in the Quality Assurance Program and Committee. Represents UHB in a positive manner by demonstrating respect and courtesy to all internal and external customers. Communicates effectively with customers, visitors, patients and staff. Contributes to UHB process improvement activities. Takes an active role in managing resources. Uses ethical principles to guide decisions and actions consistent with UHB operating goals and objectives. Uses appropriate policies and procedures to deliver quality services. Maintains a safe and efficient work environment. Performs nursing care using the nursing process as the framework. Provides an individualized plan of care based on data collected from the admission assessment and awareness of the expected length of stay. Incorporates patient/family/significant other teaching into routine care of the patient. Willingly cooperates and works collaboratively towards solution that generally benefit all involved parties; works cooperatively with others to accomplish unit, hospital objectives. Maintains a safe and efficient work environment. Fosters a professional working environment. Acts as a resource to other members of the health care team and assists with staff teaching and development. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: New York State employees who hold a permanent appointment in this title will be considered for lateral transfer. Thereafter, all appointments will be made from the Civil Service List. If the Civil Service List yields an insufficient number of interested candidates, Required: Current Active, fill and unrestricted NYS RN License. BSN with a minimum 2 years of post-licensure acute clinical nursing experience. Nationally recognized certification in their area of specialty required within first 3 years of assuming the line role. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 55276
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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.