Clinical Nurse II Adult Emergency Department
Company: Albany Medical Center
Posted on: September 19, 2023
Ghent, NY, United States
Department/Unit:Emergency DepartmentWork Shift:Evening (United
States of America)Registered Nurse (RN)
The Registered Professional Nurse assesses, coordinates, plans,
directs, implements and manages the needs of assigned patients
throughout the episode of care with a focus on progress toward
discharge, including during transitions within the acute care stay.
The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the delivery
and coordination of patient care provided by the caregiving team.
S/he assures that competent, compassionate patient care is
uniformly provided to customers including referring facilities,
hospital staff and patients in the inpatient, ambulatory, and
Essential Duties & Responsibilities include but not limited to:
--- Implements physician orders, administers medications, starts
IVs, performs treatments, procedures and special tests, and
document treatment as required by company policy and
local/state/federal rules and regulations.
--- Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify
and assess patients' conditions.
--- Assesses and evaluates patient needs for, and responses to,
--- Applies sound nursing judgment in patient care management
--- Provides primary and emergency care for occupational and
non-occupational injuries and illnesses.
--- Administers over-the-counter and prescription medications as
--- Collaborates with the nursing team to create a Plan of Care for
--- Directs and guides ancillary personnel and maintain standards
of professional nursing.
--- Graduate of a professional academic nursing program in which a
Diploma, Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Degree is conferred
--- Must hold current NYS Registered Nurse license
--- Obtains and maintains certification in BLS/ACLS/PALS/TNCC
--- Minimum of 1-3 years of previous clinical nursing experience in
an Emergency Department, preferably in a large academic, Level 1
Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center
--- Ability to improve job performance through continuing
--- Possesses knowledge of quality concepts, principles, and
problem-solving tools and techniques and demonstrates ability to
apply in support of departmental and patient care quality
The Emergency Department (ED) is a Level I Trauma Center and serves
as a regional referral center for a wide variety of patients
requiring acute care. Patients of all ages are seen 24 hours/day, 7
There is a total of 45 rooms in the ED, which includes 5
barco-lounger spaces for lower acuity patients. The Emergency
Department is divided into five major zones: Major trauma and
critical care, Resuscitation and minor care, Pediatrics, Acute
care, and Rapid Care.
There are two distinct waiting areas, one for pediatric patients
and their families, and the other for all other visitors. There are
7 negative flow rooms, one of which is also an isolation room.
Clinical and clerical workstations, nutrition areas, and supply and
pharmaceutical dispensing machines are centrally located in each
zone. A dedicated radiology suite, including 2 CTs, a
DECONTAMINATION suite with a separate entrance, as well as a
satellite lab are also located within the Emergency Department. In
2017, it is anticipated that Albany Medical Center will open a
Level II Pediatric Emergency Department with 15 exam/treatment
areas, 2 trauma resuscitation rooms, and a pediatric observation
Each ambulatory patient is initially evaluated at the triage.
Patients arriving via EMS are directed to the appropriate patient
care room by the flow facilitator during peak hours. Acute
psychiatric services are referred to the Psychiatric Crisis Unit at
the Capital District Psychiatric Center. Acute burn patients may be
transferred to a regional burn center after stabilization.RN must
be able to work in fast paced level 1 trauma environment. Critical
thinking skills, IV proficiency.Thank you for your interest in
Albany Medical Center!---Albany Medical is an equal opportunity
employer.This role may require access to information considered
sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and
partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health
Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York
State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure
that:Access to information is based on a "need to know" and is the
minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or
disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information
needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts,
consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be
made to ensure that information is adequately protected from
unauthorized access and modification.
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