Medical/Surgical Observation Unit26-bed unit that cares for patients with an expected length of stay of 48 hours or less.Common diagnosis includes pneumonia, urinary tract infections, asthma/COPD exacerbation, cellulitis and chest pain.Common surgical diagnoses include mastectomy, thyroidectomy, appendectomy, kidney stone removal and orthopaedic surgeries. Position Summary: Provides professional nursing services for patients and their families and/or for the nursing department. Collaborates with other health care providers and health care team members to achieve expected patient outcomes and improve the care environment. Nurses use the nursing process and evidence based practice to coordinate and provide direct care and services that support care.Level II Registered Nurse (RN): The Level II RN, under the direction of the Nurse Manager, is accountable for provision of competent patient care based on established standards and the nursing process. The Level II Registered Nurse may assume expanded unit roles as available and assigned by Nurse Manager as a charge nurse or preceptor. The Level II nurse supports peers in the delivery of patient care, uses appropriate team communication methods, and practices care that reflects the patient condition and priorities. The Level II nurse provides support to team problem solving. The Level II nurse identifies opportunities for self-growth and contributes to the development of other learners. The Level II nurse contributes to safe unit environment and operations. Hiring for straight weekends.
At time of initial hire:Fulfilled the educational requirements to be a Licensed RN in NYS; BS in Nursing preferred. One-year experience as Highland RN or 1-year RN experience from another healthcare provider. Must have achieved ASPN II status. Licensed by New York State to practice as a Registered Nurse. Health Care Provider CPR Certification required. Basic knowledge of a PC including internet and email use.
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