The Registered Nurse demonstrates competence by integrating theoretical knowledge with clinical experience in the care of assigned patients and families by independently assessing, planning, and evaluating patients and families utilizing the systematic approach of the Nursing Process. The RN utilizes patterns of patient responses to guide practice and provides nursing care as defined by the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, in accordance with the objectives, policies and procedures of MHVS, the NY State Nurse Practice Act and our Philosophy of Nursing. RESPONSIBILITIES
Patient education - Orients patients recovering from anesthesia. Initiates post-op teaching. Teaches to the needs and abilities of the patients to alleviate fears, decrease anxiety and diminish pain.
Patient Care - Collaborates with appropriate health care team members, patient and family/significant others to ensure continuity of care throughout their perioperative event. Creates a safe environment and serves as patient advocate; evaluates, revises and documents the plan of care.
Patient Assessment - Performs a thorough and ongoing nursing assessment of patient and data specific to the surgery and anesthesia given. The nurse develops an individualized postoperative plan of care.
Treatment/Procedures - Performs all treatments and procedures in accordance with established policies, products and patient care standards.
Communication - Demonstrates the ability to process and interface appropriate information between the health care team and the patient, family/significant other to ensure quality patient outcomes. Presents a professional attitude and provides an atmosphere conducive to a secure, serene environment. Demonstrates knowledge in accessing necessary resources to achieve positive outcome.
Documentation - Accurately documents pertinent patient information, utilizing the nursing process, on all required forms, to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
Cost Containment - Utilizes supplies and equipment appropriately and assists in maintaining appropriate inventory levels.
Planning - Transcribes and coordinates implementation of physician orders involving all hospital departments as needed.
Other duties - assumes other related duties as identified to promote improved patient care.
Performs any other duties as assigned.
Education and Training: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Must possess one year of experience. License, Certification and Registration: Current licensure in New York State as a Registered Professional Nurse. Certified in Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association. Other certifications as required in specialty area.Other Requirements: Must possess excellent customer service skills. Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively verbally and written. Must demonstrate ability to form effective working relationships with hospital personnel of all levels, to include the multidisciplinary team and both patients and families.
MidHudson Regional Hospital
MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY, is home to the mid-Hudson Valley's most advanced healthcare services. This 243-bed facility cares for more than 10,000 inpatients annually while performing an additional 325,000 outpatient procedures each year. MidHudson Regional Hospital operates the area's only Level II trauma center, is home to the Redl Center for Cancer Care and Center for Robotic Surgery, and is a destination hospital for patients with serious illnesses and injuries.
WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with ten hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.