DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS :
The work involves directing, coordinating and supervising professional and nonprofessional nursing staff and participating in the nursing and daily activity needs of patients/residents on a unit, for an assigned shift at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation or Erie County Home. This is a professional/supervisory nursing position requiring a high degree of competence and tact. Work is performed under the direct supervision of higher ranking professional nursing staff. Supervision is exercised over lower level professional and non-professional nursing staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES :
Monitors and ensures that established standards of care and the nursing process are utilized in the delivery of patient/resident care including but not limited to assessment, care planning, intervention, evaluation, discharge planning and health teaching;
Participates and ensures the maintenance of safety standards for staff, patients/residents and visitors;
Plans and conducts needed patient/resident centered conferences;
Intervenes in identified patient/resident problems and seeks resolution;
Communicates to physicians, higher ranking nurses and other staff the needs of patients/residents;
Assures the processing and implementation of physician orders in a timely manner;
Establishes patient/resident care priorities;
Serves as a clinical resource person to other staff;
Serves as liaison between patients/residents, family, physician and the healthcare team;
Provides nursing care as needed;
Assures documentation of patient/resident condition as required.
Assesses overall unit activity and patient/resident care needs for assigned shift;
Makes patient/resident care assignments according to departmental standards;
Communicates all clinical and operational activities from shift to shift;
Communicates immediate concerns related to staff performance issues, physician or patient/resident concerns or other unit management issues to the unit manager/higher-ranking nurse;
Reinforces cost effective utilization of personnel and supplies;
Supports and participates in the quality improvement process;
Participates in the evaluation of staff performance and the orientation of new staff;
Ensures assigned staff attends in-service as scheduled;
Maintains knowledge of new and current skills and trends in nursing;
Provides input into scheduling;
Contributes to formulation of unit/facility goals and objectives.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS :
Good knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, and terminology of professional nursing; good knowledge of the biological, physical, social and medical science as they relate to nursing care; ability to develop management skills; ability to work effectively with others; ability to work well in crisis situations; ability to assist in administration of nursing and non-nursing ancillary activities; ability to perform more difficult professional nursing duties; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; good communication skills, both oral and written; sound professional judgment; initiative; resourcefulness; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and six (6) months of professional nursing experience; or:
B) One (1) year of professional nursing experience in an acute care setting for all acute care units. One (1) year of professional nursing experience in a home health care or long term care setting or one (1) year of hospital professional nursing experience in acute care, medical/surgical care or other closely related field for the ECMC Skilled Nursing facility and the Erie County Home.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS :
Possession of a license and current registration to practice as a Professional Registered Nurse in New York State .
NOTE : Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.
Erie County Medical Center - 8 months ago