Registered Nurse-Sr Level III

Rochester, NY


The Senior Level III Registered Nurse is accountable for the provision of expert patient care inclusive of complex patients. The Senior Level III Registered Nurse serves as a unit staff mentor and has increased responsibilities that may include staff orientation, patient care coordination, and other unit/service/or nursing practice activities. The Senior Level Ill Registered Nurse may assume an expanded unit role as available and assigned by the Nurse Manager. The Senior Level III Registered Nurse may also identify staff learning and patient safety needs.


Clinical Practice:

  1. Performs ongoing comprehensive assessments that include physiologic, psychosocial, and developmental components

  2. Documents assessments, provision of care, medication administration, patient/family education, patient/family responses and care planning according to unit and service standards

  3. Identifies complex patient problems and collaborates in developing a plan of care based on evidence from the literature, best practice standards, and patient goals; Initiates multidisciplinary care planning; Evaluates the effectiveness of educational plan and revises as indicated

  4. Provides information to update practice standards and activities based on best evidence

  5. Implements age-specific, culturally, and spiritually competent nursing interventions to address patient/family needs and response to procedures, therapies and medications

  6. Recognizes trends or subtle changes in patient/family response to care and responds effectively

  7. Identifies patient safety issues and implements action plans or educational training based on needs

  8. Differentiates unique or complex age specific patient/family learning needs and barriers to learning; Implements an educational plan based on identified needs as well as cultural and spiritual considerations;

  9. Monitors staff compliance with unit and service documentation standards

Service Excellence:

  1. Resolves conflict positively and in a timely manner, working directly with co-workers to address issues; Uses conflict management strategies to continuously improve staff relationships/unit operations

  2. Treats patients, family and staff with kindness, courtesy, respect, and trust; Demonstrates respect for diverse view points and cultures

  3. Listens attentively to customers, paying attention to both verbal and non-verbal messages; Communication with customers is clear, courteous, caring and appropriate to the situation

  4. Facilitates opportunities to improve systems and service and assists leadership in implementing changes identified through performance improvement activities and in evidence-based reports

Professional Development:

  1. Demonstrates responsibility for continuous learning to improve self and performance, including progress toward achievement of annual goals

  2. Functions effectively as an expert charge nurse and preceptor for staff and students, provides learning opportunities, and contributes to the orientation of team members and students

  3. Demonstrates good communication, fairness, and support for staff while modeling an approachable, calm, helpful, and efficient demeanor

  4. Accepts and acts on constructive feedback from leadership, peers, and colleagues in a positive manner

  5. Actively participates and encourages peer involvement in group activities and assists with assuring staff are able to attend meetings

  6. Assumes a leadership role in collaborative practice, performance improvement, or other interdisciplinary teams

  7. Serves as a mentor for others needing assistance with developing educational, clinical and/or positive interpersonal skills and effective team member behaviors

Evidence Based Practice:

  1. Reviews and evaluates evidence from the literature and best practice standards for application to patient and unit needs

  2. Assists with the collection of data; Assists leadership to support unit performance improvement activities; Designs and oversees projects intended to address performance improvement needs

  3. Supports others in the generation and testing of research questions (Ex. Supports research fellows, follows through on all clinical trial expectations, etc.)

  4. Identifies potential areas for investigation or search for evidence


Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required. 3-5 years as a Registered Nurse working in an acute care setting required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful completion of orientation at the unit level required. Achievement of licensure as a Registered Nurse in NYS required. Certification in Nursing Specialty or AHA Technical Certification (Instructor) required.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 38.26 - $ 49.74 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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