Registered Nurse – Acute Medical/Surgical

Location: Penn Yan, NY
RN - Registered Nurse - Acute Care:
  • Competitive Compensation, based on experience.
  • Contract Position
  • Part-Time: 24 Hours Per Week

  • Work Schedule: 2 Days Per Week
  • Shifts: 12 Hours
  • Rotating Schedule including Holidays

  • Specialty: Acute Care / Medical Surgical
  • Opportunity for qualified RNs seeking a career move to med/surgery.
  • Location: Penn Yan, NY (In the Finger Lakes Region of New York State)
    1. Highly competitive starting salary.
    2. Must have a valid NYS RN License.
    3. Certifications Required: BLS, ACLS, PALS
    4. Supportive and Collaborative Work Environment.
    5. Join an organization committed to becoming the top health system of their size in the US and an employer of choice.
  • The Registered Nurse utilizes their nursing knowledge, technical skills, and effective communication abilities to provide exceptional and compassionate care to patients and their families. The RN assesses patient needs, collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to develop individualized care plans, delivers direct patient care, monitors patient progress, and coordinates care throughout the patient's treatment. In addition to general medical/surgical care, the Acute Care Nurse also gains expertise in cardiac care and telemetry monitoring. The RN takes responsibility for educating patients and families on self-care beyond the hospital, assisting them in adopting healthy lifestyles to support healing and well-being. The Acute Care Nurse also focuses on promoting comfort and providing emotional support in a therapeutic environment.

  • Demonstrates nursing knowledge and skill in delivering patient care. Attends to patient and family needs by actively listening, being perceptive to social cues, and analyzing information obtained through direct observation, assessment, technology, or communication with the healthcare team. Develops a customized plan of care that is appropriate for the patient's age, cultural background, and specific health conditions. Collaborates with the patient, family, physician, and other team members to establish goals and regularly evaluates the patient's progress. The RN adjusts the care plan based on the patient's response, changes in their condition, or reprioritization of needs.

  • Advocates for the patient's health, safety, and rights, ensuring the delivery of high-quality care. Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice and uses the findings from quality improvement activities to make necessary improvements in their own nursing practice and influence the overall care provided. Engages in self-evaluation to identify areas of strength and areas where professional development would be beneficial, taking personal responsibility for increasing knowledge and enhancing skills. Utilizes logical reasoning to assess the effectiveness of different strategies, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Demonstrates proficiency in performing nursing interventions, including administering medications.

  • Empowers and motivates patients and their families by imparting the knowledge and skills necessary for continued care and recovery at home. Assesses each patient and family's learning style and tailors educational sessions to maximize understanding. Seizes opportunities during the care delivery process to reinforce essential information. Evaluates retention of key points in the self-care process by asking relevant questions. Equips patients and families with tools and resources for post-discharge support. Documents the education provided and assesses the patient's and family's response to the education.

  • Fosters a culture of trust, respect, and cooperation within the healthcare team, ensuring optimal collaboration among team members for the best possible patient outcomes. Provides teaching to others when appropriate and delegates tasks and interventions within the scope of individuals' education, training, and qualifications. Adheres to infection prevention practices and maintains competencies required to care for the specific patient population assigned. Reports any potential safety risks and raises concerns about inappropriate or questionable practices. Encourages leadership development and contributes to positive changes. Conducts rounds according to protocol and utilizes necessary tools and equipment to keep patients and families informed, engaged, and safe.

  • Establishes meaningful connections with patients and their families, recognizing the importance of developing a caring and supportive relationship. Shows a genuine presence and attentiveness during interactions. Listens actively, communicates effectively, engages with empathy, and anticipates the needs of patients and families. Strives to understand what matters most to them, acknowledging their central role in their own care and well-being. Embraces the concept of creating a Healing Environment as an essential aspect of professional nursing practice.

  • About the Area:
  • Penn Yan is an incorporated village in Yates County, New York. It serves as the county seat and occupies a picturesque location at the northern end of the east branch of Keuka Lake, just west of Seneca Lake. This region is renowned as the Finger Lakes, known for its stunning natural beauty and thriving wineries. In the summer, it offers a myriad of recreational activities such as shopping, outdoor sports, waterfalls, hiking, and parks. Located within the splendid Finger Lakes region of New York State, it is in proximity to numerous colleges, universities, cultural attractions, shopping destinations, and is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Additionally, the world-famous Mirbeau Inn and Luxury Spa offers a nearby haven for relaxation.
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