Erie County Medical Center Corporation - Buffalo, NY

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The work involves the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and assignment of nursing care on a unit of the Medical Center. Supervision is received from a higher ranking Registered Nurse or Physician. Supervision is exercised over nursing personnel assigned to the unit. Does related work as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Makes rounds with physicians; Schedules and assigns staff according to educational preparation and patient acuity; Monitors the performance of unit staff to insure that the patient care plan is implemented; Monitors compliance of personnel with departmental and hospital policies and takes corrective action when necessary; Insures that medical and nursing orders are implemented in a timely manner; Assists with performance evaluation and progressive discipline involving staff on the unit; Conducts formal and informal educational programs for staff; Orients new staff to their duties; Monitors and utilizes supplies and equipment in a fiscally responsible manner; Participates in nursing committees; Supervises all nursing activities on the units; Serves as a clinical resource person, patient advocate, and clinical role model; Performs tasks normally delegated to lower ranking nursing department employees, as required. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of professional nursing techniques, principles, and terminology; Good knowledge of hospital unit management; Working knowledge of requirements of the New York State Health Department and JCAHO standards; Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Good interpersonal skills; Sound professional judgment; Initiative; Resourcefulness; Industry; Dependability; 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''s degree in nursing, license and registration to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of New York, and one (1) year of professional nursing experience; or: B) Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, license and registration to practice as a registered nurse in the State of New York, and two (2) years of professional nursing experience; or: C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B). NOTE: Candidates must possess at least one (1) year of experience in the specialty area to which they are requesting assignment. Specialty areas shall include: *critical care,* emergency nursing, medical/surgical, operating room, hemodialysis, ambulatory care and behavioral health. *Please note that critical care experience will meet the minimum requirements for positions in the post anesthesia recovery room and the cardiac catheterization laboratory.*
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