T & R I/II - Registered Nurse - Transition/Observation Unit

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T & R I/II - Registered Nurse - Transition/Observation Unit-1701994

Position Summary At Stony Brook Medicine, our Registered Nurses are critical members of the team who can 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. The goal of the transition/observation unit is to maximize the care delivered to our patients transitioning home or to an inpatient unit. Rapid turnover with a focus on safe patient flow is key to the success of this unit and the staff caring for these patients. The patient population is mixed acuity observation and admitted patients, medical/surgical, cardiac, and intermediate care level (ICR) patients. 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, ACLS, ICR, and at least 9 months acute care* experience. 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, ACLS, ICR, and at least 1 year of hospital acute care* experience. *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. This function/position has been 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. The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. 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 (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]. The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply. IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING(631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AThttp://www.stonybrook.edu/police
    Official Job Title: T & R Center Nurse I/II
    Job Field: Nursing
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: Transition/Observation Unit-Stony Brook University Hospital
    Schedule: Full-time Night Shift 7:00PM-7:30AMTransition/Observation Unit-Stony Brook University Hospital
    Posting Start Date: Dec 15, 2017
    Posting End Date: Dec 29, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
    Salary: As per civil service guidelines
    Salary Grade: SG16





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    Posted: 3/6/2018
    Application Due: 3/20/2018
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