NYC Health + Hospitals
Staff Nurse – Critical Care
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About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is America’s oldest public hospital, established in 1736. Affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine, the 844-bed hospital is a major referral center for highly complex cases, with its 6,000 employees including highly skilled, interdisciplinary clinical staff. It sees more than 110,000 emergency room visits and 500,000 outpatient visits annually. Bellevue is an academic medical institution of international renown. We have served as an incubator for major innovations in public health, medical science, and medical education. Bellevue is a Level I Trauma Center delivering around-the-clock care in adult, pediatric, psychiatric and pediatric psychiatric emergencies as well as in the nationally-designated categories of cardiology, neurology, toxicology, and neonatology. In addition to providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient state-of-the-art care Bellevue is a city-wide medical specialty referral source. Bellevue’s clinical centers of excellence include: Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care; Cardiovascular Services; Designated Regional Perinatal Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Comprehensive Children’s Psychiatric Emergency Program; and Cancer Services.
At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.
Purpose of Position:
The Staff Nurse is a Nursing Practitioner who contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of the nursing regimen for assigned patients on his/her unit. Under the direction and leadership of the Head Nurse, the Staff Nurse is guided by a thorough knowledge of nursing theory, principles and standards of quality nursing care.
- Provide care to assigned patients through assessment of patient needs, developing and implementing an interdisciplinary plan of care, which reflects an individualized mode of nursing and medical intervention so that the appropriate outcome can be achieved in a timely manner.
- Execute physician orders concerning medication and therapy and evaluates patient response with a clear understanding or the scientific principles of cause and effect.
- Records pertinent observations on patient chart and reports findings to Head Nurse and/or physician.
- Evaluates the results of nursing intervention and makes appropriate changes when necessary.
- Conducts risk assessments to reduce adverse effects.
- Communicates with Head Nurse or designee problems or issues affecting optimal patient care.
- Records pertinent observations on patient chart and reports verbally findings to the appropriate multidisciplinary team member using an approved hand off tool.
- Completes assessment of the patient/family upon admission.
- Performs his/her tasks competently in crisis/drills.
- Other tasks as assigned by Head Nurse or designee.
For individuals holding an unrestricted registered professional nursing license
in New York State, another state or United States territory:
1. A valid New York State license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse
in New York State; and
2. Valid and current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart
For individuals issued a registered professional nursing license on, based on expected implementation of Chapter 502 of the Laws of 2017 and Chapter 380 of the Laws:
1. A valid New York State license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional
Nurse in New York State; and
a. A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing or higher (or other nursing degree, as identified by NYS
Education Department including Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of
Philosophy Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science) from an accredited college or
university, registered with the NYSED; or
b. Obtains a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing or higher, as described in “a” above, within ten
(10) years of the date of initial licensure; and
2. Valid and current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association
Nurse Residency Program: Get the support you need to grow and thrive at NYC Health + Hospitals through our innovative
All full-time new hires that are recent graduates or new to their specialties are automatically enrolled in our 12-month Nurse Residency Program to assist in the transition to professional nursing practice while delivering patient care in a clinical environment. The Nurse Residency Program features interactive sessions, special educational events, simulations, and group seminars on evidence-based best practices, decision-making, conflict-resolution, end-of-life care, health care quality, patient safety and more. Participants will receive mentorship support, build relationships with nursing peers and develop leadership skills.
To apply for this job please visit careers.nychhc.org.