NYC Health + Hospitals
Staff Nurse - Med/Surg
Nursing care to hospitalized patients involves diagnosing and treating responses to actual and prandial health problems through case finding, health teaching, counseling, and providing care that supports healthy life and well-being.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Assesses and monitors patient’s condition and initiates appropriate nursing interventions, including direct patient care.
Plans and evaluates the delivery of nursing care utilizing the nursing process; formulates and implements a procedure of care based on identified needs; sets priorities and delivers care to meet patient needs.
Collaborates with other health professionals in the care of assigned patients, including patient/ significant other teaching and discharge planning.
Assists with diagnostic tests/procedures and administers medications according to policy; evaluates patient responses and makes appropriate revisions in the patient’s care plan.
Recognizes emergencies and acts effectively according to protocols; assumes personnel responsibility for safe work habits and patient safety; utilizes/enforces standard precautions.
Maintains professional competence through participation in continuing education; attends annual mandatory classes; maintains CPR certification.
Participates in performance assessment/improvement activities as assigned.
Performs unit management activities in the absence of HN or as assigned; keeps HN or unit activities/needs in her absence.
Participates in the accreditation process.
Participates in QI and discharge planning activities.
Provides direct care to patients in the following age groups: Geriatrics, Middle adults, and young adults.
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