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Clinical Nurse III Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Company: Albany Medical Center
Location: Averill Park
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Averill Park, 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 Medical Center!--- Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer. This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, 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 Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Keywords: Albany Medical Center, Albany , Clinical Nurse III Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Healthcare , Averill Park, New York

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