Erie County Medical Center Corporation - Buffalo, NY

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The work involves the delivery of patient care, utilizing the nursing process of assessment , planning, implementation and evaluation. Supervision is received from higher level professionally nursing employees. Supervision is exercised over lower level nursing personnel. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Performs physical, psychological, and social assessment of patients; Develops a written nursing care plan based on patient assessment and diagnosis; Implements medical and nursing orders; Communicates pertinent patient information to the physician and other members of the healthcare team; Evaluates the effectiveness of care delivered; Updates care plan as indicated; Documents care given; Develops and implements a discharge plan for patients; Provides patients and their families with health teaching; Administers medication, including intravenous therapy; Participates in and supports research programs; Participates in nursing committees; Performs tasks normally delegated to lower level ranking nursing department employees, as directed.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principles, techniques, and the nursing process; good knowledge of the organization functions, policies, regulations, and procedures of the hospital as they relate to nursing; good knowledge of medication administration/pharmacology; skill in the use of equipment, instruments, and materials used in patient care; good interpersonal skills, sound judgement; understanding; patience; tact; resourcefulness; initiative and dependability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing plus a license to practice professional nursing in New York State, or possession of a temporary permit.

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