Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Registered Nurse in Gamma Knife. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is the treatment of Adult and pediatric patients with brain metastasis and other benign or malignant brain tumors such as vestibular schwannomas, Arterio-venous malformation (AVM), Trigeminal neuralgia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Glioblastoma multiforme.
In this role, the successful candidate RN will be responsible for the administration of moderate sedation and monitor patient according to Procedural sedation protocol. They will assist LIP during the head-framing process and work closely with neurosurgeon, radiation oncologists and physicists during Gamma Knife Radiosurgery treatment. They are responsible for post procedural care, patient education and discharge teaching. Nurse will also assist in assembling of head frame equipment in preparation for procedure. Nurse is responsible for transport of moderately sedated patient as well as monitoring of patient during MRI procedure.
Collects, assesses and documents patient healthcare data. Leads an Inspires patient/family and interdisciplinary team to design a plan of care and outcomes that are realistic and measurable, using innovative strategies. Serves as a role model to inspire the team and other staff to prioritize care based upon data collected. Documents assessment and reassessment in medical records.
Designs interventions in the coordination of patient care in a safe, timely and appropriate manner. Applies, oversees and ensures the escalation process. Considers needs and behaviors of specific patient age groups and cultural groups in all patient care activities. Documents interventions per hospital standard.
Educates the patient/family regarding health status and established plan of care. Determines learning needs of the patient/family. Implements an educational plan. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to modify expected outcomes, and engages clinical experts to modify the education plan. Documents learning outcomes of patient/family; evaluates and revises education plan. Evaluates the effectiveness of patient education materials. (Include utilization of EHR education tools)
Evaluates the patient's progress towards expected outcomes. Involves the patient/family and interdisciplinary team in the evaluation process. Anticipates potential and actual variations, incorporates prevention strategies, responds to variations in patient's progress by modifing the interventions. Reports documents and evaluates the effectiveness of the intervention(s).
Leads unit activities and to maintain a healing, humane and caring environment and implements change through innovative methods
Designs strategies to improve unit throughput efficiencies and metrics. (Includee unit throughput measures e.g. DBN, door to triage, assign to occupy, first case starts, room turnover)
Complies with unit based and organizations professional standards, New York State Nurse Practice Act and regulations of relevant outside agencies, e.g., NY State Department of Health, The Joint Commission, regulatory requirements etc.
Recommends new strategies to enhance team collaboration. Demonstrates ability to differentiate those activities which are in scope of professional nursing practice, and those that may be delegated to ancillary staff.
Complies with annual education and mandatory/regulatory requirements (Include learning transcript and supportive documentation).
Serves as a support, resource and preceptor for nursing staff and students. Coaches, mentors, and demonstrates a willingness to lead other staff.
Engages in self-assessment and peer review; utilizes resources to meet individual learning need and promote professional development in clinical practice.
Adheres to patient care and nursing standards in care delivery, and uses clinical practice guidelines (CPG). Designs and develops standards for practice change.
Champions the efforts of the unit practice councils (UPC). Utilizes the practice council structure to critically appraise and influence practice (Include supportive evidence).
Inspires peers and mentors others to design and implement improvement projects to achieve organizational goals within the quality and safety performance improvement plan, (QSPIP) and outperform benchmarks for nurse sensitive quality indicators (Include unit based quality measures e.g. HAPU, CAUTI, CLABSI, Falls).
Licensure: Current Registered Professional Nurse in New York.
Education: Baccalaureate degree in Nursing required
2 years of nursing experience
ACLS, PALS at least within first 3 months of employment
Membership in pertinent professional organizations preferred.
Phlebotomy and IV insertions skill preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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