The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Registered Nurse in Plattsburgh, New York
The Registered Nurse will be responsible for managing and coordinating care for patients undergoing examinations/procedures in Short Stay. In addition, the Registered Nurse will develop and participate in patient and family teaching and provide leadership by working cooperatively with nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting. The RN may be required to float during times of low census.
Practices within the boundaries of the NYS Practice Act for Registered Professional Nurses and provides care according to CVPH (generic & unit-specific) Standards of Care and Practice.
Assesses patient by performing a functional health pattern/physical assessment on all patients as indicated when he/she is admitted, when a significant change in condition occurs, upon transfer to/receiving from another unit, and as defined by CVPH generic and unit-specific Patient Care Standards.
Performs nursing actions that demonstrate accountability and professionalism.
Maintains safe environment in which to provide quality care.
Respects Patients’ Rights.
Provides nursing care through the transcription and verification of physician’s orders.
Provides nursing care through implementation of physicians’ orders.
Provides indirect nursing care through utilization of the electronic information system.
Provides prioritized patient/family education.
Communicates patient care needs, care given/provided and patient responses.
Maintains a safe infection-controlled environment.
Provides care to patient on Infection Control isolation.
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring peripheral venous access and IV Therapy.
Provides nursing care for patient requiring oxygen saturation monitoring using the pulse oximeter and/or oxygen therapy.
Manages medication administration checks by utilizing CVPH’s defined process.
Provides nursing care to the patient requiring the administration (any route) of medication, to include controlled substances.
Provides nursing care to the patient requiring bedside “Point of Care” testing at CVPH, e.g., glucose testing, stool of occult blood).
Provides nursing care for patient requiring pain management.
Provides nursing care to patient requiring anti-coagulation therapy.
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring cardiac monitoring, including those with dysrhythmias or conduction disturbances.
Provides nursing care for patient with heart failure / pulmonary edema.
Provides nursing care to patient with acute hypertension crisis.
Provides nursing care to patient requiring a 12-lead EKG.
Provides nursing care to patient going to a procedural/testing area to include completion of the surgical/procedural written consent per CVPH policy and compliance with The Joint Commission Universal Protocol for procedures.
Provides nursing care to patient receiving Moderate or Deep Sedation.
Maintains principles of sterile/medical aseptic technique for interventional procedures in any area.
Provides procedural equipment and supplies based on patient needs.
Provides nursing care of patients undergoing procedures by positioning patient as per requirements/standards of CVPH.
Provides nursing care for patient in cardiopulmonary arrest.
Provides nursing care for patient requiring airway management.
Provides nursing care to the patient being discharged.
Assumes Charge Nurse role when assigned.
Provides nursing care for patient undergoing Transesophogeal Echocardiogram (TEE).
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring synchronized cardioversion.
Provides nursing care for patient with angina.
Provides nursing care for patient experiencing an acute myocardia infarction (MI).
Provides nursing care for patient requiring arterial pressure monitoring.
Provides nursing care to the patient undergoing cardiac catheterization.
Provides nursing care to patient with gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding.
Provides nursing care to patient with electrolyte abnormalities.
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring temporary noninvasive pacemaker support.
Provides nursing care for patient needing critical medication/drip management.
Conducts hourly rounds as a team effort for assigned patients.
Provides nursing care for patient transferred/admitted POST an invasive procedure.
Provides nursing care to patient, and assistance to physician, when invasive procedures are performed at bedside, (e.g., chest tube insertion, bone marrow, liver biopsy, lumbar puncture, trach tube insertion.
Provides nursing care for the patient requiring Blood/Blood Product Therapy.
Provides nursing care for patient requiring nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal suctioning.
Provides nursing care to a patient with a chest tube.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
BLS or ACLS required with ACLS certificaiton within six months of hire.
Meets requirements of physical/pre-placement screening.
Minimum of one year of critical care nursing experience required.
RN’s with previous critical care experience are required to challenge the Critical Care Course final exam.
Competent in IV therapy and venipuncture.
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.
Department Name: Cardiovascular Short Stay
Work Hours: 0700-1930* or 0700-1530
Hours Per Pay Period (For Portal Display): 56-72 Hours
Weekend Requirements: Working every other weekend required and holidays as scheduled