Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Labor & Delivery Unit at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Nurse 2, NS 31 Labor & Delivery. The successful candidate will:
Provide direct and indirect care to patients.
Serve as a liaison between nursing, clinical support staff, and the Provider(s).
Advocate on behalf of the nursing and clinical support staff by supporting and promoting a team environment.
Work collaboratively with all members of the patient’s interdisciplinary team.
In collaboration with Quality Management, participates in the AFH Quality Improvement process. Collect and analyze data to monitor the delivery of patient care including, but not limited to, discipline-specific chart audits, triage, and other quality improvement initiatives.
Assess unique nursing needs of patients, formulate nursing care plans and write nursing orders under the direction of the attending physicians.
Oversee the daily flow of the health center (in the back office) including but limited to; patient scheduling, team assignments, examination room assignments, medication dispensary, laboratory functions (point of care testing and reference laboratory services), work results, lunch and break coverage.
Ensure the health center and staff provides an environment of care that supports the principles of patient and family-centered care by establishing effective partnerships characterized by mutual respect and inclusion in the care process.
Assess and train nursing staff on clinical competencies upon hire, annually, and as needed.
Meet nursing operational standards by contributing information to strategic plans and reviews. Implement production, productivity, quality, customer service standards, resolve problems, and identifying system improvements.
Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the following programs:
Infection Control Program
Code of Conduct
Environment of Care Management Plans
Emergency Management Program (as needed, participate in emergency response activities).
Ensure compliance with all infection control and environment of care regulations at all levels (high, intermediate, and low disinfection practices).
Protect patients and employees by developing and interpreting infection-control policies and protocols; enforcing medication administration, storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Assures quality of care by developing (and interpreting) hospital and nursing division’s philosophies and standards of care.
Maintain nursing guidelines by writing and updating policies and procedures.
Enforce adherence to the state board of nursing, state nurse practice act requirements, and to other governing agency regulations measuring health outcomes against standards; making or recommending adjustments.
Meet nursing financial standards by providing annual budget information, monitor expenditures, identifying variances, and implementing corrective actions.
Ensure daily monitoring of quality controls and medication logs. As necessary, implement appropriate follow-up.
Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
Promotes patient independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching and counseling patients, friends, family, and reinforcing their understanding of the disease, medications, and self-care skills.
Provide information to patients and the health care team by answering questions and requests.
Resolves patient needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
Maintain a safe and clean working environment by designing and implementing procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from other health care professionals.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by monitoring confidential information processing.
Maintains documentation of patient care services by auditing patient and department records.
Ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment by verifying emergency equipment availability; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and maintains nursing supplies inventory by studying usage reports identifying trends.
Currently registered in New York State to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing.
One year of relevant clinical experience.
As per civil service guidelines
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.