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. Our valued team members provide care supportive to our patients' health and well-being, while adhering to a medical regimen.
The Teaching and Research Nurse III Nurse Educator functions as the unit educator or an educator in a specific department. In addition, this position may provide individualized direct patient care utilizing the skills and knowledge relevant to the care of such patients. This position provides supervision to the T&R Nurse I, T&R Nurse II and ancillary personnel and reports directly to the Nurse Manager.
Duties of a Educator may include the following but are not limited to:
Assumes responsibility and accountability for the delivery of nursing care to all assigned patients.
Assumes preceptor role in orientation of nursing personnel and students on the unit when needed. Provides written documentation to nursing leadership of achieved competencies by the orientee according to the standards of care for the unit/service.
Develops, implements and evaluates unit specific orientation for both experienced and inexperienced nursing staff.
Plans in-service programs, conferences and lectures, thereby encouraging the continued development of nursing staff.
Educates nursing staff (including technical skills and use of equipment) utilizing verbalization and return demonstration to assure successful completion and achievement of competencies.
Identifies and documents nursing staff's learning need's assessment, learner objectives, and the context of programs, resources, and methods of evaluation used.
Provides ongoing instruction of technical skills and equipment in accordance to the hospital policies and procedures to all nursing staff.
Monitors the quality of nursing care rendered and the documentation of the nursing process through direct interaction with nursing staff members and their assigned patients and families.
Coordinates delivery of patient care by all health professionals by actively sharing knowledge and ideas at Discharge Planning Rounds, House Staff Work Rounds and other sessions as appropriate.
Attends and participates in Joint Practice Committees with physicians, administrators and nursing related to the clinical area. Represents and clarifies the needs of the nursing staff and the patient population.
Department specific duties: Responsible to provide hospital and unit based education to staff nurses. Responsible for developing educational programs based on unit specific needs (hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, and peritoneal dialysis) and training of all dialysis staff. Complete unit based orientation and 4,8,12 competencies coinciding with learning needs. Evaluate new employee performance. Schedule annual BLS, ACLS, annual recertification and education days in coordination with clinician(s). Coordination and participation with CRRT in-service in collaboration with Clinical Education and Baxter. Complete unit based audits; hand washing, water treatment system and machine disinfection log checks, documentation audits and environmental rounds. Conduct annual staff Code Blue Training. Monitor, investigate and provide follow up for SB Safe reports. Develop and participate in hospital wide and unit based quality initiatives. Attend monthly committee meetings. Compile and report unit data at monthly POD and HRU meetings. Assume role of charge nurse as needed. Instruct at RN Recertification Days.
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.
Experience: At least two (2) years post-licensure acute care experience in nursing. Two (2) years of experience in area of specialization is preferred.
Education: Graduation from a National League of Nursing Accredited School of Nursing. Bachelors degree is preferred. B CLS certification required. Unit specific specialty certification preferred.
License: Current license to practice as a registered nurse in New York State.
Promotion: Two years of permanent competitive service as a Teaching and Research Center Nurse 2, Grade 16 or one year of permanent competitive service as a Teaching and Research Center Specialty Nurse, Grade 18.
Please be advised this position requires you to complete the Civil Service New York State Examination application (NYS-APP) in addition to your online application.
Once completed, please fax the form to 631-444-2509 Att: Whanda Francisco
Physical Demands: Must be physically capable of safely executing the duties and responsibilities required of the position. Physical demands may include:
Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking, lifting, positioning, pushing and/or transferring of patients.
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching.
Special Notes : Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Posting Overview : This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
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 maybe 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.
This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:
Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*
Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination .
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Official Job Title: T & R Center Nurse III
Job Field: Nurse Educator
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Dialysis-Stony Brook University Hospital
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