RN - Specialty

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Trumbull, CT
Mar 14, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
A registered professional nurse who utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care and assumes the responsibility and accountability for prescribing, delegating and coordinating that care. A RN-Specialty Stress Test Nurse is accountable for performing and monitoring ordered Stress tests with the personal needs and comfort of patients served by the practice, assisting medical providers, and maintaining a clean and safe environment in accordance with the policies and procedures of NEMG

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Demonstrates advanced skill in interviewing, observing and collecting health care data, performing systems assessment, identifying patient support systems on admission.
  • 2. Applies qualitative critical and discriminating judgment in predicting patient problems based on subtle cues and selects a course of action whose outcome is highly reliable.
  • 3. Demonstrates knowledge of test procedures and participates in patient education of same as evidenced by feedback from patient.
  • 4. Takes initiative to provide and assist others in providing health education to patients, families, and/or significant others.
  • 5. Demonstrates proficiency of treatments, procedures and equipment appropriate to the unit as demonstrated by competency assessment.
  • 6. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for ensuring best practices and delivery of nursing care.
  • 7. Administers medications, calculates doses and maintains current knowledge of medications and IV therapy.
  • 8. Completes annual skills competency validation.
  • 9. Serves as a positive professional role demonstrating accountability and responsibility through professional behavior.
  • 10. Maintains and updates knowledge of clinical and evidence-based practice by reading professional literature and introducing new ideas and interventions to unit practice.
  • 11. Uses effective communication skills when working with others to create an atmosphere of collaboration.
  • 12. Promotes teamwork and cooperation through open communication and problem-solving techniques.
  • 13. Suspends judgment on policies and decisions, allowing time to earnestly assess their pros and cons.
  • 14. Obtains and maintains ACLS certification.
  • 15. Is sensitive to different cultural, emotional and spiritual needs of people.
  • 16. Treats all patient related and other discussions with discretion; eliminates gossip; does not discuss patient or facility business in public areas.
  • 17. May be responsible for scheduling and leading/directing the day to day work of the Medical Assistants in assigned practice.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Graduate of accredited school of nursing (Diploma, AD, BS, MS)

    EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum of two (2) years critical care experience working in Telemetry, ICU, or a cardiac monitored setting

    LICENSURE:

    Licensed and a currently registered nurse in the State of Connecticut. Current ACLS certification.

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    COMPLEXITY:

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

    MMR is required. Varivax (chicken pox vaccine) or evidence of prior chicken pox is required. Hepatitis B (or signed declination) is required for those with potential exposure to blood/body fluids.
    Tdap and influenza vaccination are strongly encouraged.

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    Job Info

    Job: 4067

    Department: PM Cardiology
    Category: Nursing-staff
    Shift: DAY/EVENING
    Hours: 32.00

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