Vascular Surgery -C5
Staffing Options Program (United States of America)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Vascular Surgery Unit C5
Registered Nurse (RN)
Vascular Surgery Unit C5
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.
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)
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
There are two Vascular Surgery Units. One unit consists of 16 beds with 6 private rooms and 5 semi-private rooms. The other Vascular Surgery unit has 20 beds with 2 private rooms and 9 semi-private rooms. The patient population served in these units includes acute and chronically ill surgical patients. The primary disease focus includes patients with vascular disease and surgical patients requiring telemetry monitoring. The age of the patients ranges between 18 and 90+ with the majority of the patients between 45-65 years. Plans of care in use include but are not limited to: Carotid Endarterectomy, Lower Extremity Revascularization, Renal Stenting, Vascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Patients.
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.
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