Oneida, NY 13421

Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.

We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.

The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.

Job Summary

This is a professional nursing position involving responsibility for coordinating individual patient care and for performing nursing services requiring substantial specialized judgment and skills. Work is performed under the general direction of a supervisory level nursing position and in accordance with a prescribed nursing care plan. Supervision maybe exercised over the work of Licensed Practical Nurses and related auxiliary nursing personnel. Does related work as required.

Responsibilities and Duties

Assesses patient nursing care needs and prepares and carries out a nursing care plan;

*Supervises subprofessional nursing personnel;

*Is responsible for the care of patients and their quarters, including making beds, changing linens, keeping order, lifting and moving patients, giving baths and rubs, and caring for personal effects;

*Is responsible for observing symptoms and carrying out diagnostic procedures ordered by the physician;

*Prepares and applies dressings, gives medication and nursing and therapeutic treatment as prescribed by physicians;

*Instructs patient or members of patient’s family in regard to patient’s diet, health habits, the carrying out of treatments at home and rehabilitative measures as authorized by the physician;

*Performs related inservices for patients in the prevention of illness and the attainment of maximum health;

*Makes contacts with appropriate social services or health agencies as necessary to assure patient needed services or follow-up care;

*Maintains a variety of records and prepares reports;

*Incumbent may provide care and/or treatment to infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

*Graduation from a school of nursing approved by the State Education Department from a course approved by such department as qualifying for Registered Professional Nurse.

*Possession of a license issued by the state of New York to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse.

*Minimum one year experience as an RN preferred

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