• Clinical Nurse I - Special Procedures Unit (Per Diem)

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/4/2018 4:43 PM)
    Job ID
    Nurses (RN/LPN)
    Emp Status
    Per Diem
    Hours per Week
  • Overview

    The Special Procedures Unit (SPU) is an ambulatory center that performs non-operative treatment procedures on patients that need pain management of spinal and sports-related injuries, and other musculoskeletal problems.  The procedures performed are medically supervised exercise therapies to restore mobility and function in patients who might otherwise require surgery.  Some of the conditions include but not limited to are; back pain, neck pain, muscle and joint pain, sports injuries, post-surgical pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), headaches, facet syndromes, nerve injuries, Osteoid Osteoma, phantom limb pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and cancer pain.  The procedures and treatments performed in SPU include; epidural steroid injections - cervical, thoracic, lumbar and caudal, facet joint injections - cervical, thoracic and lumbar, intramuscular and subcutaneous trigger/tender point injections, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, diagnostic and therapeutic spinal injection, diagnostic discography, implantable pain pumps, musculoskeletal and joint injection, medication management, nerve blocks, pulsed cold radiofrequency procedures radiofrequency ablations, sacroiliac joint blocks, spinal cord stimulation, spinal nerve root/dorsal root ganglion blocks - cervical, thoracic and lumbar, sympathetic ganglion and nerve Blocks, botox injections for migraine headaches and acupuncture.


    As an integral member of our Magnet Nursing team, the successful RN candidate will be focused on – patient advocacy and delivering the highest quality of care to our patients!  Working in an evidence-based nursing environment that commands excellence every day, you will provide comprehensive pre- and post-operative nursing care to our patients and their families in this acute care setting.  Our core values center on respect, consideration, compassion for all individuals and maintaining awareness of diverse cultural and religious beliefs.  Your capacity to collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and promote the highest standards of care and safety is critical to the mission of Nursing in HSS.



    • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary health care teams to maintain the standards of professional nursing practices in a clinical setting
    • Collect comprehensive data on patients’ health (from patients and/or family members); Analyze data to determine needs & develop individualized care plans; update care plans based on progression and pathway as well as manage care delivery
    • Ensure that all prescriber orders are carried out appropriately and timely; work collaboratively with ancillary staff, including Patient Care Assistants
    • Integrate patient care standards in all clinical activities; participate in performance improvement activities to improve patient safety, quality of care and patient outcomes
    • Maintain sensitivity and awareness of cultural and religious diversity when addressing patients, visitors, co-workers and other customers
    • Promote a supportive and team-oriented environment
    • Support departmental responsibilities consistent with the long-range strategic plan, mission, vision and values of the hospital




    Minimum Requirements

    • BSN from an accredited school of nursing required
    • 1+ years’ of PACU, ICU, Step Down or ED Experience. Procedural area experience preferred.
    • NYS RN license and registration required
    • BLS, ACLS and PALS certification required


    Essential Qualifications

    • HCAHPS/EPIC knowledge preferred
    • Your scope of duties will include critical care clinical competence, incorporating physical and emotional assessments, age specific competency, critical thinking skills, and educating patients and their family members regarding their plan of care and clinical pathway.
    • Strong patient centered approach with emphasis on providing exemplary and world-class customer service
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Self-motivated and proactive; a team player who knows how to think critically in a fast-paced, challenging environment
    • Active participant in seeking solutions to problems





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