Colorectal Surgery & Urology:
The Colorectal Surgery and Urology Unit consists of 22 semi-private rooms. This Post-Surgical setting cares for patients that have undergone colorectal and urologic surgery. The nursing staff will work closely with the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses for ostomy and wound care needs. RNs will also care for post-operative patients with TPN, NG tubes, and central lines.
Procedures performed on unit:
Assist with chest tube insertion, central lines, wound vac changes, NG, Cortrak, catheter, indwelling catheters.
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 community settings.
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, care rendered.
Applies sound nursing judgment in patient care management decisions.
Provides primary and emergency care for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses.
Administers over-the-counter and prescription medications as ordered.
Collaborates with the nursing team to create a Plan of Care for all patients.
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 education
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 improvement