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Per Diem Nurse

Full/Part Time: Per Diem
Department: 391 - Operating Room Nurse
Requisition Number: NR14-1676982

Job Description:

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health care system providing exceptional medical care to our local and global communities. Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint, Mount Sinai is acclaimed internationally for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties. The Mount Sinai Health System was created from the combination of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners, which both agreed unanimously to combine the two entities in July 2013.

Mount Sinai Hospital is seeking Per Diem OR Staff Nurses

Requirements

NYS RN with at least 2 years of Operating Room (OR) clinical experience
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
Certified OR Nurse (CNOR) is preferred

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most skilled and caring professionals for our patients. We do this by investing in our employees, offering them a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage, 403 (b) retirement and tuition reimbursement programs, and much, much more.
We have also made it a priority to develop diversity initiatives that encourage a welcoming workplace environment. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our associates feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background or sexual orientation

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assists in development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of care and professional practice in collaboration with members of the health care team and in accordance with institutional policies and regulatory agency requirements.
2. Assesses and evaluates patient needs for, and responses to, care rendered and applies sound nursing judgment in patient care management decisions.
3. Provides direct, continuous, (where applicable), care for a specific caseload of patients through application of the nursing process based upon theory, research, and approved Department of Nursing and institutional standards.
4. Coordinates patient care activities, based on established priorities, including teaching, rounding, counseling, and discharge planning, and directs/delegates appropriately to members of the health care team.
5. Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, significant others, and members of the health care team about the patient's plan of care.
6. Participates in performance improvement, nursing quality, nursing research activities and utilizes same in clinical practice.
7. Participates in the design, measurement, and assessment of care related structures, processes, and outcomes to improve the quality of patient care.
8. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for nursing practice and the delivery of safe, competent patient care.
9. Participates in maintaining a safe, therapeutic, and consumer oriented environment.
10. Respects and values each patient's unique, individual needs, beliefs, and diversity and incorporates these into planning and delivery of care.
11. Collaborates with members of the health care team, the patient, and significant others to plan and implement the patient's care.
12. Coordinates discharge planning from the day of admission to day of discharge or transfer to alternate care continuum. Conducts discharge phone calls on selected patients.
13. Performs charge responsibilities, as assigned.
14. Maintains clinical competence and is responsible for own professional growth and development along the continuum from advanced beginner to expert.
15. Functions as a professional role model and preceptor for students, new hires, and staff.
16. Supports the mission, philosophy, standards, and objectives of the institution and department.
17. Demonstrates a professional commitment to patients, significant others, and members of the health care team.
18. Participates in identification, response to, and investigation of potential and actual risk management issues.
19. Projects a professional image and maintains a positive attitude.
20. Incorporates ethical principles in decision making.
21. Utilizes available financial and other resources prudently.
22. Promotes positive consumer interactions and upholds the Patient Bill of Rights.
23. Treats co-workers, patients and families with dignity and respect.
24. Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience of other people, and promotes an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
25. Encourages scholarship, a spirit of inquiry, life-long learning, innovation, and research in self and colleagues.
26. Participates actively in institutional committees, community agencies, and professional organizations.

Job Qualifications:

Education:
Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing. Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing hired prior to January 1995. Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing with current matriculation in a BSN program with graduation date within one year of hire will be considered by the Clinical Director of Nursing.

Experience:
Must have relevant clinical competence in area of nursing practice; new graduates possess current knowledge of the nursing process and its application.

Evidence of ability to maintain interpersonal relationships, communicate appropriately to others, work effectively to solve problems and confronts issues appropriately.

Demonstrates a strong commitment to furthering institutional goals through interdisciplinary teamwork, effective communication, and the ability to think creatively.

Ability to read, write, understand and speak English in a clear and concise manner.

Visual, aural, and cognitive ability to assess patient status. Physical and mental health necessary to care for acutely ill patients with a broad variety of diagnoses and behaviors on a daily basis.

Liceneses:
1. RN

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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