DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:The work involves providing direct patient care and acting as a resource Registered Nurse to promote and maintain quality patient care in an assigned area at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. The incumbent serves as a positive role model in demonstrating nursing practices to ensure the best patient care and promote high quality customer service for patients and visitors.
Work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher ranking employee of the assigned department. Supervision is exercised over professional and paraprofessional personnel. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Facilitates professional nursing practices that support the delivery of quality care;
Promotes and supports an exceptional patient experience;
Serves as a clinical resource person and role model to other staff;
Provides nursing care at all points of the continuum of care as needed;
Evaluates the effectiveness of the care provided;
Precepts new nursing staff as assigned and completes associated paperwork as required;
Participates and ensures the maintenance of safety standards for staff, patients and visitors;
Participates in quality improvement initiatives as directed;
Assists in staff development through education, in-service and clinical competency assessments of staff and completes associated paperwork as required.
FULL PERFORMANC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Through knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques and terminology of professional nursing for assigned unit; good knowledge of methods used in biological, physical and social theories as they relate to nursing care; ability to work well in crisis situations; ability to evaluate nursing care; ability to train others; ability to prepare and maintain personnel and activity reports and records; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse constituency; ability to utilize a variety of electronic software applications; sound professional judgment; capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and two (2) years of registered professional nursing experience in the specialty area* to which assignment is being requested.
Possession of a license and current registration to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State at time of application for examination and maintenance throughout duration of appointment; and:
Possession of an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (ALCS) at time of appointment and maintenance throughout duration of appointment.
IN ADDITION, SPECIAL REQUIREMENT IF ASSIGNED TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH:
Completion of the New York State Office of Mental Health Preventing and Managing Crisis Situations (PMCS) Training as provided by a New York State authorized training agency within thirty (30) days of appointment;
Section 424-a of the Social Services Law requires the local social services district to inquire whether the applicant is the subject of an indicated child abuse or maltreatment report on file with the State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. All potential employees for this position will be requested to sign the necessary clearance form prior to being advised that they will be hired. Refusal to sign will be cause for an automatic non-selection.
NOTE 2: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.
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