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Critical Response Nurse - Full Time/Nights

Department:  NURSING SERVICES

Job Details

Req Id  86330
Department  NURSING SERVICES
Shift Nights
Shift Hours Worked  12.50
FTE 0.96
Work Schedule  HOURLY NON-UNION
Employee Status A1 - Full-Time
Union Non-Union

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Nursing for Transfer Center/Supervisors, the Critical Response Nurse will be part of the Nursing Supervisor team and is responsible for quality improvement, performance management, chart reveiw of emergency response activities.  Performs follow up training, education, coaching/counseling and policy revisions.  Develops, implements, collects and creates improvement plans for Code Responses (i.e.  Codes, Rapid Response).  Additionally, the RN is responsible for collecting and reporting quality data and metrics related to code response and must work collaboratively with multiple disciplines within the organization. This role functions independently and is continuously on cell phone to readily respond to emergent calls. The RN has multiple demands and must prioritize their work to respond to the most urgent need.  RN must have high level of competence and must stay current with changes in practice as well as have a working knowledge of critical care delivery.  

Core Job Responsibilities

Critical Response Activities- Assumes responsibility for emergency code response, taking a lead role in delivery of quality nursing care, while monitoring for improvement and educational opportunity.  Systematically and continuously collects, documents, and assesses data in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to provide therapeutic care for the patient and family 

Quality Performance  -   Oversee the quality improvement initiatives associated with rapid response and code response. Ensures patient issues are promptly and correctly addressed by maintaining a cooperative relationship among the healthcare team.  Ensures practice is most current with regulatory requirements as well as following best practice guidelines.

Leadership and Education-  Acquires and maintains current knowledge in nursing practice related to codes and emergency respns, and assumes responsibility for the professional development of self, staff, and students.  Demonstrates leadership in patient advocacy; multidisciplinary collaboration; and communication with patients, families and professionals responding to emergencies.  Develops, impliments and documents education plans and compentency tools in conjuntion with the Education Department.

Coaching and development-  Creates action plans for departments and individuals based on metrics and performance standards.  In conjunction with Director, develops work improvement plans and coaching documentation as needs based on performance monitors.

Education/Experience Requirements

REQUIRED
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Related Field
Minimum of four (4) years of experience in area of specialty
 
PREFERRED
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Related Field
Five years of critical care or emergency department experience

Licensure/Certification Requirements

REQUIRED:  
Valid, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the state of New York
 
PREFERRED:  
Certification in area of specialty- Emergency or Critical Care

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.


Nearest Major Market: Utica