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Registered Nurse (RN)

North Shore-LIJ Health System

Long Island, NY
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Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN)
Job Number: 0017FY


Opening Position at:  South Oaks Hospital

                                     400 Sunrise Highway, Amityville NY 11701

In this vital role, you will serve as a nursing practice expert, as well as a teacher and a resource (assisting nursing staff to meet patient care needs). You will play a key role in creating a positive patient experience by developing the staff to increase knowledge and skill in a specific clinical specialty. You will be responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating patient care programs. You will also serve as a role model for nursing staff through professional clinical nursing practice; provide clinical expertise to patients and staff on a 24-hour basis; and assist the staff nurse in identifying and providing specialized, direct care to patients having special care needs.
Responsibilities Inlcude:
1.      Functional Components/Clinical Practice.
  • Demonstrates current advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in the assessment of patients. Develops and utilizes strategic nursing interventions in response to complex health care problems.
  • May have 24-hour accountability for patient caseload.
  • Participates in evaluating and improving the quality of patient care and utilizes interdisciplinary collaboration in the management of complex patient care problems ensuring continuous quality of patient care.
  • Develops patient care standards and policies within area of specialization.
  • Serves on hospital and nursing committees.
  • Administers long acting injectable as required.
2.      Educator
  • Collaborates with the Department of Nursing Education in developing educational programs for nursing staff, students and other health care professionals and community groups.
  • Demonstrates and advanced knowledge of the teaching/learning process by assisting patients in integrating all aspects of the treatment plan into his/her lifestyle and developing positive attitudes and behaviors resulting in achievement of a maximum level of independence in daily functioning following discharge.
  • Develops educational patient/family literature and tools to assist with the patient education process.
  • Serves as preceptor to students and/or nursing orientees. Functions as a clinical resource and roll model for advanced nursing practice.
3.      Consultant
  • Provides expertise in specialty area to other health care professionals and agencies, as well as, to school faculty, industry and community-based programs when applicable.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines regarding patient management in area of specialization.
4.      Research
  • Incorporates current research findings into clinical practice.
  • Participates in inter-disciplinary research.
  • Initiates nursing research projects and assists other members of the nursing staff to develop research skills.
5.      Manager
  • Makes recommendations in performance evaluations of staff.
  • Implements measures to promote cost containment.
  • Oversees and continually evaluates the quality of newly developed or established programs at the unit, departmental and institutional levels.
  • Coordinates patient care activities to reduce patient length of stay.

* Various Shifts Available

  • 5 years relevant experience including progressive leadership.
  • BSN required, Masters in Nursing or related field preferred.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills.

Job Psychiatry, Mental Health, & Behavioral Health

Primary Location Suffolk County-Amityville-1080 Sunrise Highway

Schedule Full Time

Shift Night Job

Shift Detail Shift Varies

North Shore-LIJ Health System is the nation's third largest non-profit, secular healthcare system, New York City's ninth largest employer, and the largest employer on Long Island.