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Registered Nurse Clinical Decision Unit MHB

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Shift: Shift 3

Status: Full Time FTE: 0.940000

Bargaining Unit: CWA Local 1133

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Nights with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: 6:45p-7a

Summary:

Coordinates total nursing care for the patient by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating. Participates in patient and family teaching. Provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the Clinical Decision Unit.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Graduate from an accredited Registered Professional Nursing Program, BSN preferred
  • Current registration as registered nurse in New York State
  • Current BLS validation
  • ACLS validation within six (6) months of hire/transfer
  • Successful completion or challenge of Cardiac Rhythm exam within 6 months of hire/transfer.
  • One (1) year Medical/Surgical, acute care Nursing experience
  • All current Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) employees, external hires and transfers will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from date of hire/transfer with recertification every two (2) years.
  • For new hires/transfers only
    • Completion or successful challenge of BKAT within 6 months of hire/transfer.

If no applicants meet the above criteria, the following criteria will be considered next:
  • Graduate from an accredited Registered Professional Nursing Program, BSN preferred
  • Current registration as registered nurse in New York State
  • Current BLS validation
  • ACLS validation within six (6) months of hire/transfer
  • Successful completion or successful challenge of Cardiac Rhythm exam within 6 months of hire/transfer.
  • One year previous patient care experience in a healthcare or hospital setting
  • All current CDU employees, external hires and transfers will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from date of hire/transfer with recertification every two (2) years.
  • For new hires/transfers only
    • Completion or successful challenge of BKAT within 6 months of hire/transfer.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Participates in educational conferences and upgrades and maintains professional knowledge and skills related to the area of responsibility, maintains confidentiality, understands legal aspects of the job function, and adheres to hospital policies and procedures. Role involves a variety of problems to be solved under general guidelines, and calls for a variety of decisions, some of which are complex and must be referred to a resource person.
  • Assists in directing a small group of employees performing similar or related tasks of semi-skilled nature.
  • Instructs employees.
  • Assigns, evaluates performance, and maintains efficiency of staff assigned to him/her.
  • Have obligations to conserve supplies, equipment and time in a cost-effective environment. Required to participate and respond to disaster drills and actual disaster situations.

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Good mental and physical health
  • The ability to cope with stress and handle multiple priorities is required.
  • May also be exposed to communicable diseases.
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