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Registered Nurse Surgery MSMH N

Location: Lewiston, NY, United States
Date Posted: May 23, 2019

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Job Description

Status: Full Time Facility: Mt St Marys Hospital

Work Schedule: Days with Call Weekend and Holiday Rotation Shift: 1:

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No FTE: 1.000000: Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 1199

Summary:

Responsible for the delivery of the surgical patient through the process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation as appropriate to the ages of the patients served. Communicates findings as indicated to appropriate staff and documents same in the patient's medical record. Responsible for overseeing the care and services provided by other professional personnel by controlling the environment of care for safety of patients. Responsible for managing supplies and other equipment within the unit. Develops and maintains collaborative and collegial relationships with physicians and interdepartmental personnel as they relate to the care of the surgical patient. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement programs, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Maintains confidentiality of all hospital / staff information. Strives to incorporate the Hospital's goal of "Quality care, in a personal manner, with total regard for individual human dignity".

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing required
  • RN licensure in New York State required
  • Must possess current BLS within sixty (60) days from time of placement.
  • Bachelor of Science (BSN) preferred
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred
  • Certified Nurse OR certification preferred



EXPERIENCE
  • Two (2) years of recent Medical/Surgical or Ambulatory Surgery experience as a Registered Nurse; or one (1) year of recent Registered Nurse experience in CCU/ICU, Emergency Room, PACU, and/or Endoscopy Department based on licensed nurse hospital seniority.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Fax
  • Personal Computer
  • Photocopier
  • Surgical hand and power tools



WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens
  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
  • Exposed to hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
  • Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wasted
  • Exposed to a variety of electro-mechanical hazards
  • Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
  • Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals
  • Subject to burns and cuts
  • Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment
  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements
  • May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations
  • May perform emergency care
  • Exposed to hot or noisy work environment
  • Exposed to hazards of steam and heat
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
  • Requires judgement/action which could result in death of patient
  • Handles absenteeism replacement on short notice
  • Increased pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
  • May be exposed to toxic chemicals due to photocopier
  • Flexibility in scheduled working hours/days to meet needs of unit.
  • Employee ID badge to be worn on uniform between shoulders and waist at all times while on duty.
  • Required Protective Equipment
  • Eye protection may be required
  • Face protection may be required
  • Lab coat or apron may be required
  • Mask may be required
  • Non-sterile gloves may be required
  • Sterile medical cloves may be required
  • Gowns may be required
  • Hair covering may be required



ENVIRONMENT
  • Temperature Changes: variations in temperature from hot to cold



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