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Company: Albany Medical Center
Location: Valatie
Posted on: July 10, 2024

Job Description:

Department/Unit:Critical Care Support ServicesWork Shift:Night (United States of America)Hourly Range: $28.99 - $46.39Overview:The "STAT" level Clinical Support Nurse is responsible for identifying the patient's alterations in health, assessing the patient's human response to actual and potential health problems, implementing nursing interventions to achieve outcomes for the patient that facilitate homeostasis, and determining the effectiveness of nursing interventions. The STAT Nurse makes independent decisions/judgments and takes action regarding a wide range of routine and complex patient problems and situations based on protocol. They will collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate, to coordinate continuity of patient care in support of medical and nursing plans of care. The STAT Nurse acts to support patient care needs in any acute medical/surgical unit, intensive care unit, and Emergency Department.The STAT team is a group of critical care trained professional nurses who are available 24/7 for any issue within the hospital and medical college. STAT nurses provide specialized care to all patients, employees, and visitors requiring acute medical attention at Albany Medical Center and Albany Medical College. The team members also contribute their knowledge to educate staff, patients, and families to recognize clinical deterioration and how to make a proactive assessment and observation for patients at risk for deterioration. STAT team members give MOCK code training for nurses and ancillary staff to help facilitate better outcome in code situations.STAT Nurses respond to:Code stroke, Code Thrombectomy, Code STEMI, Code 10, Anesthesia Emergency, Code Blue, Code Malignant Hyperthermia, Code Pink, and Rapid Response pages. Any employee with questions about hospital policies, procedures, or patient care.STAT Nurses will:

  • Use problem focused physical exams to evaluate and treat patients according to protocols.
  • Stabilize decompensating patients on the floor and in ICUs.
  • Manage ICU patients on the floor.
  • Facilitate movement of patients to higher level of care when needed.
  • Use the chain of command when resolving issues.
  • Assist visitors and staff to ED after a Code Gray.
  • Administer IV push medications on applicable floors (ex. Cardizem, Amiodarone, Hydralazine).Education Requirements:Graduate of a professional academic nursing program. Holds current RN Registration to practice in the State of New York.Experience: A minimum of three (3) years recent Intensive Care clinical experience in specific patient populations served. BLS/ACLS certified.Communication Skills:Communicates effectively with patients, family members, employees, and others. Listens actively and verifies and clarifies messages. Seeks the input of others to achieve consensus. Applies problem solving, negotiating, and conflict resolution skills into communication. Utilizes Chain of Command, as needed, to reach optimum outcomes. Reads and interprets documents such as Quality Reports and Hospital Policy and Procedures. Ensures that patient care is documented on established forms.Reasoning Ability:Identifies problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions. Solves practical problems and deals with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists. Interprets a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.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 , Adult STAT RN, Healthcare , Valatie, New York

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