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University of Rochester Staff Nurse, UHS - 227350 in Rochester, New York

Staff Nurse, UHS Job ID 227350

Location Other Nursing Opportunities Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 044 University Health Service

Must be flexible to work any days, evenings, weekends to meet business needs.

Responsibilities

Must be flexible to work any days, evenings, weekends to meet business needs.

General Purpose:

Assesses and evaluates health and illness needs of UHS patients. Plans and initiates appropriate nursing interventions.

Reports to:

  • Associate Director for Clinical Operations and Nursing or

  • Assistant Director for Clinical Operations and Nursing

Specific Responsibilities:

Under general discretion and with some latitude for independent judgment:

  • Assesses and evaluates patient symptoms, reactions, and progress:

  • Intervenes directly within the Nursing Care Guidelines and sound principles of nursing practice, or

  • Consults the appropriate care provider.

  • Administers medications and other therapeutic or diagnostic procedures within a framework of established scientific principles, precautions and accepted standards of care.

  • Provides for patients’ care, comfort, and safety by monitoring the UHS physical environment and by being alert to potential alteration in patients’ health status.

  • Maintains accurate and complete documentation of all interactions involving patient care. This includes SOAP notes, telephone encounters and other official logs and records.

  • Provides occasional supervision and direction to other RN’s and/or non-nurse staff as assigned by Associate Director for Nursing.

  • Provides individual patient teaching and related counseling, as well as participates in general health education activities for UHS staff.

  • Participates in external and internal quality assurance and accreditation activities designed to evaluate and improve UHS services.

  • Participates in internal and external emergency preparedness and incident response activities.

  • Assists and collaborates with other UHS health care providers in delivering general and specialized patient care.

  • Participates with other UHS staff members in the orientation and on-going clinical learning activities of student health professionals.

  • Assumes responsibility for own professional growth; plans and/or participates in conferences, continuing education, and in-service activities. Keeps current in professional knowledge and issues. Needs a minimum of 5 continuing education credits per year.

  • Functions within the philosophy, objectives, and policies of UHS and interprets these to patients, the University community, and the community at large.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing, BSN preferred. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York, At least one year of RN experience in direct patient care including assessment of health/illness status, utilization of physical assessment skills, and direct decision-making (e.g. choose a course of action), or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Meets RN core competencies in all areas.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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