Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Department of Nursing at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Nursing Assistant 2, NS81 Med/Surgery CPCU. The successful candidate will:
Perform direct nursing care as delegated.
Perform indirect nursing care activities as determined by routine assignment as well as unit activity.
Demonstrate knowledge of normal growth and development in the delivery of care to patients.
Respond to the changing care needs of patient care areas.
Participate in activities to promote and foster team spirit and boost unit morale.
Use problem solving in meeting patient care and unit needs.
Maintain a safe and efficient work environment.
Participate in Quality Improvement activities.
Utilize effective skills in communicating with members of the health care team.
Foster and maintain positive public relations with patients, families, visitors, and staff.
Obtain, record, and exchange information on behalf of the patient.
Take an active role in personal and professional development.
Ensure decisions and actions are guided by ethical principles.
Addendum for Nurse Aides in Emergency Department:
Perform pre-triage functions under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Identify and place armbands displaying full name and date of birth on all newly triaged patients.
Place new patients on the T-System triage board.
Obtain vital signs for all walk-in and ambulance triage patients as needed.
Inform the triage nurse or charge nurse of any abnormal vital signs, patients who c/o chest pain, or difficulty breathing.
1-year of satisfactory experience as a Nursing Assistant equivalent in a hospital setting.
Demonstrate strong written, verbal, arithmetic, and comprehension skills.
Variable Days; 12:00am to 8:00am (Nights)
As per civil service guidelines
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
An approved COVID-19 vaccination.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.