Full Job Description
Located in Manhattan, The New York Proton Center (NYPC) is one of the most unique and respected clinical partnerships in the world of proton therapy. The collaboration between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai Health System brings state of the art proton therapy treatment to the patients of New York and the surrounding areas.
Our team at NYPC is comprised of highly motivated, passionate, professional and engaged individuals working together as a dynamic team to deliver an exceptional level of patient care, providing the most advanced proton therapy technology. We offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefits package with flexibility for growth and career advancement.
If you meet the criteria and would like to be a part of our collaborative, innovative and patient focused team, please apply with a cover letter and copy of your resume, or CV, to the current opportunity listed below.
The PACU Staff Nurse is responsible for the overall assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients receiving anesthesia at New York Proton Center. The person in this role will provide clinical nursing care, ensuring compliance with established regulations and standards including quality assurance and accurate medical record documentation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Interview patients, measure vital signs, place IVs, access MediPorts
Listen to patient and caregiver questions and give well informed answers in a way patients and caregivers can understand, and know when to defer questions to physicians
PACU care recover children from daily anesthesia
Provide pre- and post-anesthesia care and discharge instructions to pediatric patients and their families and support the general anesthesia program of the center
Develop and maintain an excellent level of patient centric care
Participate in all Quality Improvement projects by providing input as it pertains to nursing components for safe and efficient patient care
Comply with all New York Proton Center policies related to Privacy Rules established under the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Perform other job-related duties, as assigned
At least 2 years of professional nursing experience, required
At least 6 months of Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and peri-procedural care experience
Prior experience working with pediatric patients, preferred
Prior Oncology experience preferred
Graduated from accredited School of Nursing, required
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, required
Current valid NY Registered Nurse License, required
BLS and PALS certified
Ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects at one time, and rapidly change priorities based on patient and practice needs
High integrity with respect to maintenance of confidential patient information
Composure under pressure Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with data management, and efficiency using electronic medical record systems. Oncology Information System, ARIA experience preferred
The New York Proton Center (NYPC) strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.