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Registered Nurse - Cardiothoracic OR

Company: Garnet Health Medical Center
Location: Middletown
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewAt Garnet Health, the Hudson Valley's leading integrated health system, you'll find the perfect balance of a satisfying career and a rewarding lifestyle. Our focus is on patient-centric care with a collective of visionary leaders and dedicated and caring professionals working as a team to deliver the best for the people we serve. If you're interested in a health system that's both growing and award-winning, serving a diverse community that provides the best of both city and rural life, we invite to make your career home with us as a CT OR Registered Nurse on our Cardiac Surgery team at/in Garnet Health Medical Center-Middletown. ResponsibilitiesThe cardiac surgery program at Garnet Health's Peter Frommer, MD Heart Center at 707 East Main Street in Middletown is estimated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will be in affiliation with Columbia HeartSource. -Garnet Health will also have a training arrangement with -NewYork-Presbyterian to train nurses and surgical techs. -Surgical leadership will be provided by Site Director Michael Argenziano, MD, Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, under the guidance of Columbia HeartSource leaders Craig Smith, MD, Chair of Columbia's Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, and Allan Schwartz, MD, Chief of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia's Division of Cardiology. -"Development of a cardiac surgery program at Garnet Health is a huge advancement in heart care for the region," said Scott Batulis, Garnet Health President & CEO. "In 2019 alone, 625 people had to travel out of Orange, Sullivan and southern Ulster counties for their cardiac surgery. Garnet Health's cardiac surgery program will enable our community to receive top-notch cardiac care and still remain close to home, family and friends."Over the next year, Garnet Health will develop the cardiac surgery program, which includes the renovation of almost 3,000 square feet of space on the first floor of the hospital to construct two cardiac surgery operating rooms and a Hybrid operating room in space that was preplanned during the original design of the hospital which opened in 2011. -Garnet Health Medical Center has a strong history of providing advanced heart care. The hospital was the first in the county to offer a diagnostic cardiac catheterization lab and was the first to offer diagnostic, emergency and elective angioplasty to the community and surrounding area. Additionally, Garnet Health Medical Center has been named by Healthgrades as one of the 100 best hospitals nationally for cardiac intervention (2017-2021) and recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 5 Years in a Row (2018-2022) and a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure in 2022. US News & Report has recognized Garnet Health Medical Center as high performing in treatment of congestive heart failure and heart attack. -Learn more: .Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations (ANA, 2010).Working Schedule: Variable shifts as needed, including weekends and holidays. All Per Diem employees must work a minimum of one day per month, including one weekend day every other schedule, and one major and one minor holiday per year to maintain eligibility for continued employment, provided they are requested to work.Garnet Health Medical Center clinical nurses are guided by the New York State Nurse Practice Act, the American Nurses Association (ANA) guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses, the Essential Guide to Nursing Practice, Jean Watson's Nursing Philosophy and Science of Caring, the Garnet Health Medical Center Plan for Nursing Quality and Safety, and the Garnet Health Medical Center Nursing Strategic Plan (NSP). Clinical nurses are empowered to work toward an improved healthcare system by providing safe, timely, effective, equitable, and patient centered care (IOM).Garnet Health Medical Center clinical nurses embrace the Essential Features of Professional Nursing as indicated by the ANA, they include:

  • Provision of a caring relationship that facilitates health and healing.
  • Attention to the range of human experiences and responses to health and illness within the physical and social environments.
  • Integration of assessment data with knowledge gained from an appreciation of the patient of the group.
  • Application of scientific knowledge to the processes of diagnosis and treatment through the use of judgment and critical thinking.
  • Advancement of professional nursing knowledge through scholarly inquiry.
  • Influence on social and public policy.
  • Assurance of safe, quality, and evidence-based practice.At Garnet Health, we are committed to supporting your career growth and professional potential. We are responsive, attentive and dedicated to the success and satisfaction of our team members. Here, you'll find resources that will help you excel in your career, tuition reimbursement programs for your continued education, and comprehensive health, dental and retirement benefits designed to fit your individual and family needs. Our inclusive and diverse team culture encourages you to contribute your exceptional talents, skills and perspectives to the success of our system, one another, our communities and our patients. Join the Garnet Health team and let your excellence shine. QualificationsLicensure:
    • Active New York State Nursing License in good standingEducation:
      • Associate, Baccalaureate (preferred), Master's, or Doctorate Degree in Nursing from an Accredited School of Nursing.Certification:
        • American Nurses Association endorsed Certifications or Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Certification Preferred (*Based on Certification specialty hours of work requirement).Physical Demands:
          • Considerable standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching. - Considerable visual demands.
          • New Hires - Must be able to perform RN essential physical functioning demands as determined by Employee Health / Pre-Screening Assessment
          • During any patient transferring task, if any caregiver is required to lift more than 35 lbs of a patient's weight, then the patient should be considered to be fully dependent and assistive devices should be used. (Waters, T. [2007]
          • Ergonomic stressors includes moderate to frequent heavy (lifting, positioning, pushing, and/ or transferring of patients). Must participate in Safe Patient Handling Initiatives.
          • American with Disability Act Requirements: External and Internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, must be able to perform the essential position responsibilities as listed in this position description either aided or unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.Mental Demands:
            • Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information and prioritize tasks. Possess critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility.
            • Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations.
            • Work schedules may include irregular hours including nights and weekends. Working Conditions:
              • OSHA Directive CPL-03-00-016:
                • Contact with patient's under a wide variety of circumstances.
                • May be exposed to unpleasant patient elements (exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material).
                • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
                • Handles emergency and crisis situations.
                • Must wear Personal Protective Equipment to ensure your safety which may include items such as gloves, safety glasses, respirators, or coveralls, vests, lead vests, and full body suits.
                • May have contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.
                • ORMC abides with the New York Department of Labor / Nursing Licensure Board recommendation on the 16 hour work limit.Patient and Staff Safety:
                  • Recognizes the importance of patient/staff safety precautions as it relates to specific department and area of responsibility.
                  • Consistently utilizes precautions and follows appropriate procedure to enhance patient/staff safety in daily operations.
                  • Identifies and reports any potentially dangerous situations which could cause medical error and/or patient or staff harm.
                  • Immediately takes action, where appropriate, to minimize the risk of injury. Where appropriate to staff member's responsibilities, reports errors, when these occur, to supervisor and in the MIDAS RDE system on an Incident report. Participates when appropriate in Root Cause Analysis and/or other efforts to reduce the risk of medical error and/or patient or staff harm. Training: -
                    • Clinical nurses are accountable for completing their annual / required mandatory training within certain time frames
                      • All clinical nurses must have BLS and this training must be kept current.
                      • In certain clinical areas additional AHA training may be required. If you are transferring to one of these areas you must have the appropriate training prior to beginning the position.DepartmentRequired ExperiencePreferred ExperienceRecommended TrainingMandatory TrainingCT ORExternal RN: -Must have 3 years of CT OR experience;Internal RN: Must have 2 years OR experience. -Vascular and Thoracic ORBLS, ACLS, PALS upon hire or transfer. - -

Keywords: Garnet Health Medical Center, Middletown , Registered Nurse - Cardiothoracic OR, Healthcare , Middletown, Connecticut

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