Registered Nurse ICU MHB
Catholic Health System
 Buffalo, NY

Job Description

Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Status: Full Time

Work Schedule: Nights with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Bargaining Unit: CWA Local 1133

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Hours:6:30pm-6:45am

Shift: Shift 3:

FTE: 0.940000:

Summary:

Coordinates the nursing care for patients by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating. Participates in patient and family teaching. Provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the Critical Care Unit.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION

  • Graduate from an accredited Registered Professional Nursing Program, BSN preferred
  • Current registration as registered nurse in New York State
  • Current BLS validation
  • Current ACLS validation
  • Completion of critical care course or successful challenge of BKAT and Cardiac Rhythm exam
  • One (1) year critical care experience
  • New hires will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from date of hire with recertification every two (2) years.
  • Current employees will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from 4/1/17 with recertification every two (2) years.

If no applicants have critical care experience, the applicants meeting the following criteria will be considered next:

  • Graduate from an accredited Registered Professional Nursing Program, BSN preferred
  • Current registration as registered nurse in New York State
  • Current BLS validation
  • Current ACLS validation
  • Completion of critical care course within six (6) months and Cardiac Rhythm exam (if not already completed)
  • One (1) year telemetry experience
  • New hires will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from date of hire with recertification every two (2) years.
  • Current employees will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from 4/1/17 with recertification every two (2) years.

If no applicants have telemetry experience, the applicants meeting the following criteria will be considered next:

Graduate from an accredited Registered Professional Nursing Program, BSN preferred

  • Current registration as registered nurse in New York State
  • Current BLS validation
  • ACLS validation within six (6) months
  • Successful completion of critical care course and Cardiac Rhythm course within six (6) months
  • One (1) year medical/surgical nursing
  • New hires will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from date of hire with recertification every two (2) years.
  • Current employees will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from 4/1/17 with recertification every two (2) years.

If no applicants meet the above criteria, the following criteria will be considered next:

  • Graduate from an accredited Registered Professional Nursing Program, BSN preferred
  • Current registration as registered nurse in New York State
  • Current BLS validation
  • ACLS validation within six (6) months
  • Successful completion of critical care course and Cardiac Rhythm course within six (6)months
  • No previous experience
  • New hires will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from date of hire with recertification every two (2) years.
  • Current employees will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from 4/1/17 with recertification every two (2) years.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Participates in educational conferences and upgrades and maintains professional knowledge and skills related to the area of responsibility, maintains confidentiality, understands the legal aspects of the job function, adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Role includes a variety of problems to be solved under general guidelines, and calls for a variety of decisions, some of which are complex and must be referred to a resource person.
  • Assists in directing a small group of employees performing similar or related tasks of a semi-skilled nature. Instructs employees, assigns, evaluates performance and maintains efficiency of staff assigned to her/him.
  • Has obligations to conserve supplies, equipment and time in a cost-effective environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • Good mental and physical health. Activity includes lifting, stooping, constant standing or walking. Finger and hand dexterity and visual, aural and olfactory acuity to recognize changes in the patient's condition. The ability to cope with stress is required.