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Registred Nurse- Post Anesthesia Care Unit

North Shore-LIJ Health System Type Full time Posted 6/28/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/26/2014
NY - New York (All) - Plainview Referral - n/a -    
Registred Nurse- Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Description
In the role of Registered Nurse, you will plan, implement and evaluate nursing regimens for an assigned number of patients. You will also collaborate with Physician and other Health team members in meeting total health care needs of patients. Further, you will serve as the primary Nurse and/or Team Leader in the delivery of nursing care.
 
Job Responsibilities Include:
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care of the assigned patients.
    • Performs admission assessments evidenced by documentation on Nursing Care Plans and Nurses notes.
    • Reassesses patients Q shift, and with change of condition.
    • Keeps the supervisor and/or designee informed of changes in patient's condition and/or treatments.
    • Collaborates with other health team members when follow-up is necessary.
    • Explains procedures to patient before they are performed.
    • Administers patient care considering the patient's privacy and dignity as a human being.
    • Acts rapidly and effectively during any emergency situation, managing self, patients and other employees.
    • Contributes to the evaluation of patient care through participating in unit performance Improvement activities.
  •  Collaborates with Health Team Members in planning and carrying-out treatment regimen.
    • Interprets and implements treatment regimen as prescribed by Physician.
    • Assists the Physician/Residents during treatments and/or diagnostic procedures.
    • Makes observations of and reports patient's condition during treatments and procedures
  • Provides and maintains a safe, clean, noise-controlled environment for patients to reduce stress and anxiety.
    • Maintains vigilance over patients ensuring safety precautions/needs are followed. (Side rails up, call lights and bedside stand within reach, etc.)
    • Applies scientific principles in performing established nursing procedures.
    • Provides a calm, quiet, restful atmosphere; communicates with the patient's family or caretakers.
    • Maintains principles of universal precautions and infection control.
  • Participates in patient education.
    • Provides the patient with explanation of his/her condition as indicated.
    • Communicates assessment data by recording, updating and verbalizing pertinent information to Health Team members and to appropriate agencies.
    • Recognizes and utilizes health teaching opportunities and resources/materials available.
    • Provides early discharge planning and appropriate referrals by giving home instructions to patients and caretakers.
    • Evaluates the teaching by feedback from patient/family and documents same.
  • Documents the patient's medical record with observations and action taken during patient's hospital stay.
    • Keeps documentation of patient's treatment, activity and condition, as well as patient's responses to medical and nursing interventions.
    • Uses the method of documentation according to the policy of the Nursing Department.
  • Performs in whichever capacity staffing level necessitates.
    • Assumes charge responsibilities when assigned.
    • Assists in extended orientation of new staff.
    • Attends nursing, hospital committees as assigned.
 

Qualifications
  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, preferred. Must be enrolled in an accredited program within 24 months of employment, if hired after September 1, 2010 and obtain a BSN degree within five (5) years of employment date.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
  • Minimum one to two years experience in a hospital setting.
  • PACU/ Critical care experience preferred
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Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore-LIJ each and every day. As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork. It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do. Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow. Click on the link to learn more about us: www.northshorelij.com/goals
 
Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.