Registered Nurse I; Medicine FT, Varies

Greenwich, CT
Sep 10, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

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.

The Registered Nurse practices within the Patient and Family Centered Care Model will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients, coordinate ancillary staff and collaborate with interdisciplinary health care team.

 

Summary:

 

The Medicine unit is committed to providing quality and compassionate care to our patients and their families. Medicine unit specializes in the care of adult and geriatric patients with variety of medical conditions such as Stroke, Diabetes, COPD, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Dementia, Dialysis etc. Patient safety is promoted through the video monitoring fall prevention program. The unit is moving towards becoming the Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) unit and a Dementia friendly hospital. Medical/surgical certification and Geriatric certification are recommended for the nurses. Staff on our unit are involved in Shared Governance council and are supported in shared decision making model. The nursing care model is primary care system which consists of Registered Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Unit Secretaries, Transition of care nurse, Clinical Coordinator and Nurse Manager.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Nursing Practice/Nursing Process
    • 1.1 Delivers and coordinates safe, competent, and effective patient focused care demonstrating knowledge and clinical proficiency within their practicing specialty area.
  • 2. Professional Integration
    • 2.1 Serves as a positive professional role model demonstrating accountability and responsibility through professional behavior.
  • 3. Leadership
    • 3.1 Uses effective communication, time management and prioritization skills.
  • 4. Communication/Collaboration
    • 4.1 Demonstrates a commitment to honor and respect the dignity of each person within their department/unit
  • 5. Quality/Performance Management
    • 5.1 Contributes to department effectiveness by offering suggestions and ideas that improve performance.
  • 6. Support of Unit Goals
    • 6.1 Dedicates work time in the areas of leadership, education, nursing practice or performance management to support advancement of unit goals in agreement with the Nurse Manger.
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Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduate from an accredited school of nursing; BSN strongly recommended.

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

Medicine experience preferred.  New Grads considered.

 

LICENSURE

 

RN in State of Connecticut or Permit; Basic Life Support (BLS), Med-Surg certification preferred. Experience preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

May be exposure to infectious diseases. Will be exposed to physical, mental and emotional illness as well as end of life conditions and death. Moderate stress and risk of injury from patient care. Standing/walking for more than half of the day. Frequently bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting and lifting. Must be able to assist pushing/pulling/lifting patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.

 

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Job Info

Job: 12493

Department: Medical 1 and 2
Category: NURSING-STAFF
Sub Category: NURSE 1
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: WE-12P
Hours: 36

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