NYC Med/Surg RN Opportunity
The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible and accountable for prescribing, delegating and coordinating all nursing care as defined by The New York State Nursing Practice Act. Comprehensive Medical/Surgical nursing care focuses on helping each patient to achieve their optimum health potential. This is achieved within the framework of the nursing process. The Medical/Surgical Registered Professional Nurse is responsible and renders services to Adult Medical/Surgical patients ranging from 18 years and older.
In accordance with professional nursing standards and practices, the Medical/Surgical nurse will provide nursing care to all patients with medical and surgical diagnoses.
The Medical/Surgical Nurse is responsible and accountable for the nursing care of the patients.
-Assesses patient’s physical, social and behavioral, mental status through direct observation, interview, and medical record review.
-Utilizes observational skills to assess patient’s needs.
-Documents a nursing assessment to include psychosocial, environmental factors, educational level and needs.
-Obtains and reviews available data base and any data collected by other members of the health team (medical/surgical/other history, physical exam mental status, therapist reports and community referrals).
-Identifies medical problems resulting from mental illness and use of medications.
-Communicates findings with other members of the health team. (Social Worker, Case managers, therapist, physician).
-Identifies and addresses needs for admission based on acute medical/surgical diagnoses and presenting physical/psychological symptoms
-Identifies and addresses patient level of education, learning needs.
-Makes appropriate referral to other disciplines and documents same.
-Management of clinical skills in the provision of nursing care and management of the patient including but not limited to:
--Identification of symptoms
--Management of the disease entity
--Administration of medications
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
- Minimum 2 years' medical-surgical nursing experience preferred.
-Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
-Current NY State RN License required.
-Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required.