Clinical Nurse III Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Company: Albany Medical Center
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Watervliet, NY, United States Department/Unit: Post Anesthesia
Care Work Shift: Weekend_Evening (United States of America)
Registered Nurse (RN) Post Anesthesia Care Units (PACU) Albany, NY
If you are looking for an RN position on a Post Anesthesia Care
Unit, part time weekend evening, this could be your opportunity!
The Registered Professional Nurse assesses, coordinates, plans,
directs, implements and manages the needs of assigned patients
throughout the episode of care with a focus on progress toward
discharge, including during transitions within the acute care stay.
The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the delivery
and coordination of patient care provided by the caregiving team.
S/he assures that competent, compassionate patient care is
uniformly provided to customers including referring facilities,
hospital staff and patients in the inpatient, ambulatory, and
community settings. Essential Duties & Responsibilities include but
not limited to: --- Implements physician orders, administers
medications, starts IVs, performs treatments, procedures and
special tests, and document treatment as required by company policy
and local/state/federal rules and regulations. --- Orders,
interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess
patients' conditions. --- Assesses and evaluates patient needs for,
and responses to, care rendered. --- Applies sound nursing judgment
in patient care management decisions. --- Provides primary and
emergency care for occupational and non-occupational injuries and
illnesses. --- Administers over-the-counter and prescription
medications as ordered. --- Collaborates with the nursing team to
create a Plan of Care for all patients. --- Directs and guides
ancillary personnel and maintain standards of professional nursing.
Minimum Qualifications: --- Graduate of a professional academic
nursing program in which a Diploma, Associate Degree or
Baccalaureate Degree is conferred. --- Must hold current NYS
Registered Nurse license. --- Obtains and maintains certification
in Basic Life Support (BLS). Some departments require additional
certifications. --- Previous experience as a PCA or other nursing
assistance preferred. --- Ability to improve job performance
through continuing education. --- Possesses knowledge of quality
concepts, principles, and problem-solving tools and techniques and
demonstrates ability to apply in support of departmental and
patient care quality improvement. The main campus has two PACU's
with a total of 53 available beds (43 adult and 10 pediatric beds)
for recovery after surgery. The patient population served includes
male and female, infant to geriatric populations, for many surgical
specialties including trauma and acutely ill surgical patients.
There are both adult and pediatric surgical waiting areas for
family and friends adjacent to the unit. Thank you for your
interest in Albany Med! Please be aware for the safety and security
of our colleagues and patients all new employees are required to
successfully complete all applicable federal, State and
institutionally mandated pre-employment screening requirements
including: Relevant Background Check(s) Drug Screen PPD /
Tuberculosis Test Reference Check Applicable vaccinations Albany
Med is an equal opportunity employer. This role may require access
to information considered sensitive to Albany Med, its patients,
affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA
Protected Health Information and other information regulated by
Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected
to ensure that: Access to information is based on a "need to know"
- and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties.
Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of
information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable
efforts, consistent with Albany Med policies and standards, shall
be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from
unauthorized access and modification.
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