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Registered Nurse – Post-Acute Care

NYC Health & Hospitals

This is a Contract position in Brooklyn, NY posted November 17, 2020.

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the United States. We provide essential inpatient, outpatient, and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city’s five boroughs.

NYC Health + Hospitals/McKinney provides high quality short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care in a comfortable person-centered setting. The McKinney Team commit themselves to the delivery of compassionate, comprehensive services in manner that promotes the dignity and respect of our residents. Each resident has a qualified and caring team of physicians, nurses, dieticians, and therapists dedicated to his/her physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It is our goal to provide all residents with the best possible experience during their stay with us.

Seeking Full-time NYS Registered Nurse to work in a Nursing Home in Brooklyn, NY.

Shift available: 7am – 3pm, 3pm – 11pm and 11pm – 7am rotating weekend

Job Requirements:

Job Description

  • Directs plans and supervises the nursing regimen of resident care in the absence of the Head Nurse.
  • Plans and gives nursing care to a number of residents assigned, in accordance with the nursing care plan.
  • Assists physicians with treatment, dressings and physical examinations.
  • Administers medications and treatments as indicated by the physician’s orders and work assignment.
  • Maintains accurate records by charting medications, treatment, and observations made of resident’s condition.
  • Notifies the charge person of any serious change in resident’s condition and, if necessary, takes the required remedial action in emergency situations: formulates and implements the Nursing Care Plan and notifies appropriate members of IDC team.
  • Evaluates continuously the effectiveness of nursing care being given assigned residents.
  • Makes provision for an optimum physical environment for his/her residents in conformance with facility policy.
  • Assists with the direction of ancillary workers assigned to the unit.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to them in their respective areas of resident care. Shares in the total cleanliness and tidiness of unit as a whole.
  • Reviews completion of their assignments at end of tour, Nurses Aide Accountability record (NAAP, I&O, Toileting, etc.)
  • Records all administered controlled drugs to insure all medications are accounted for promptly. Notifies MD if re-orders are needed.
  • Sets an example of acceptable nursing service standards by the care given to residents and by personal conduct.
  • Consults with Charge Person in instances of repeated poor and/or excellent employee performance.
  • Assists in carrying out studies on the unit and participates in Performance Improvements Programs.
  • Seeks help of the Head Nurse, Assistant Head Nurse, or ADN as indicated in problems related to nursing care.
  • Keeps informed of approved nursing policies and procedures, new techniques and new medications.
  • Keeps informed of facility policies and supports them. Interprets these policies to visitors, residents and co-workers.
  • Participates in Team Conferences and plans for individualized resident care. Shares with co-workers knowledge of resident’s condition(s), reaction(s), nursing care rendered and plans for future care. (Changes in skin condition, weight loss behavior problems). During change of shift report/24-hour report.
  • Attends In-Service Education Programs, meeting and other conferences as assigned, in order to increase knowledge.
  • Writes Nursing Care Plan/Monthly Summary as assigned using guidelines for documenting and may be required to write goals and plans for residents in the comprehensive care plan.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the ADN and be required to carry out emergency assignments when necessary for adequate staffing coverage.
  • Participates in restorative nursing techniques, eg. ambulation, transferring residents to wheelchair, range of motion, activities of daily living, toileting programs.
  • Assures that the quality of Nursing Care administered on the unit is in accordance with Nursing Service Standards.
  • Seeks guidance from the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADN) in absence of Head Nurse.
  • Completes assigned MDS + forms quarterly, annually and PRN.
  • Reviews residents scheduled for clinic appointments and assigns staff to accompany them.
  • Reviews Medication Administration Records and treatment records for completeness and accuracy at the end of tour.
  • Checks emergency equipment daily (suction machine, EKG machine, etc.)
  • Checks that there is an adequate amount of supplies for patient care and orders what is needed.
  • Supervises unit clerk in performance of responsibilities (clinic appts, name tags for residents, organization of files, etc.)
  • Performs other duties within nursing practice guidelines, as directed by Head Nurse.
  • Follows Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed and currently registered or otherwise duly authorized to practice as a Professional Nurse in New York State; and,
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the “Apply Now” button or go to employment.nychhc.org.