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Public Health Care Nurse- Full Time Days- 2771 Frederick Douglass Boulevard at The Mount Sinai Health System

Public Health Care Nurse- Full Time Days- 2771 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

The Mount Sinai Health System New York, NY Full-Time
**Strength Through Diversity**

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Requisition:2730582

Department:BIK - Medicine Clinical Staff - STL

**_Job Summary_**

The Public Health Nurse is a Registered Professional Nurse who provides safe, competent, quality care based on a designated group of patients and significant others in the community health continuum of care.

**_Roles & Responsibilities:_**

+ Assists in development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of care and professional practice in collaboration with members of the health care team and in accordance with institutional policies and regulatory agency requirements.

+ Assesses and evaluates patient needs for and responses to care rendered and applies sound nursing judgment in patient care management decisions.

+ Provides direct, continuous care (where applicable), and management for a caseload of 12 to 15 scheduled patients daily and up to 5 walk in patients through application of the nursing process and approved Department of Nursing and institutional standards.

+ Administer vaccines for scheduled patients as well as those prescribed by the PCP in the clinic on a daily basis. These include but are not limited to:

+ **Influenza vaccine; Pneumonia vaccine; T-dap; Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; MMR; Varicella; HPV; PPD, Polio; Typhoid; Pain medication, Vitamin B12 injections, Contraceptive and Hormone injections.**

+ Perform bi-weekly blood pressure checks of patients with a diagnosis of Hypertension uncontrolled by medication or patients who need follow up after being prescribed a new medication.

+ Conduct Coumadin Clinic in collaboration with the PCP for patients and adjust medication based on the patients INR

+ Perform wound care cleaning and dressing wounds and providing patient education on how to change a dressing if there is a need.

+ **Triage:** Assess and evaluate walk in patients based on their complaints and triage them to the appropriate level of care

+ **Communication:** Manage telephone encounters for the PCP and call center and route them (based on severity of complaints) to the appropriate level of care.

+ Collaborate with the physicians in Community Based Outreach Programs (including schools, practice site specific) where families are educated about their health and given a chance to ask questions about the medical field.

+ **Community Based Health** : Health and educational screening which includes Hypertension teaching and Blood Pressure checks performed on the parents, Breast Self-Examination teaching, Diabetic Teaching, and Colon Cancer screening.

+ Participate in monthly Mammogram screening with the Community Mammogram Van which comes to specific sites monthly including weekends.

+ Coordinate care with Outside agencies such as VNSNY, Lab Corp, Quest Diagnostics, Physicians' Offices, other specialty clinics and Pharmacies.

+ Collaborate with the physicians to coordinate care for the Population Health Panel and measure compliance with Federal Mandated Metrics by closing required care gaps.

+ Perform Weight Management Education for patients with elevated BMI's who are candidates for Bariatric Surgery.

+ Coordinates patient care activities, based on established priorities, including teaching not limited to:

+ Diabetic education; Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) education; New Onset Hypertension education; Venous Stasis Ulcer education; Weight Management education;

+ Coordinates patient care activities including huddling, counseling, discharge planning and directs/delegates appropriately to members of the health care team.

+ Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, significant others, and members of the health care team about the patient's plan of care.

+ Participates in performance improvement, nursing quality, nursing research activities and utilizes same in clinical practice.

+ Participates in the design, measurement, and assessment of care related structures, processes, and outcomes to improve the quality of patient care.

+ Participates in maintaining a safe, therapeutic, and consumer oriented environment.

+ Respects and values each patient's unique, individual needs, beliefs, and diversity and incorporates these into planning and delivery of care.

+ Collaborates with members of the health care team, the patient, and significant others to plan and implement the patient's care.

+ Coordinates transfer to Emergency Room, Urgent Care, or alternate care facility as needed.

+ Conducts post admission discharge phone calls on selected patients.

+ Participates in departmental and interdisciplinary committees which determine policy, standards and clinical procedures that affect nursing/PA practice.

+ Utilizes and participates in the development of Hospital, Departmental and Care Center standards, interdisciplinary clinical/pathways, policies, procedures and guidelines as well as regulatory agency standards as appropriate resources.

+ Participates in the development and implementation of a continuous quality improvement program/processes.

+ Treats co-workers, patients and families with dignity and respect.

+ Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience of other people, and promotes and environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.

+ Performs charge responsibilities, as assigned.

**_Requirements:_**

+ Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing.

+ Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing with current matriculation in a BSN program with graduation date within one year of hire will be considered by the Chief Nursing Officer.

+ Registered Nurse license in New York State with current registration

+ Name: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Issuing Agency: AHA

+ Name: Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certificate (Required Depts.: L&D, NICU)

+ Issuing Authority: American Heart Association

+ Name: ACLS (Required Depts.: ED; PACU/ASU; ICUs; Telemetry Units; SDU; IR, Interventional Cardiology (CCL/EP/Echo); L&D; Endoscopy, and APN Adult Oncology)

+ Issuing Authority: American Heart Association

+ Name: PALS (Required Depts.: ED; PACU; IR; Peds ICU, and APNs Pediatric Oncology)

+ Issuing Authority: American Heart Association

**_Strength Through Diversity_**

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we're as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai's unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.

We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care.

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!

**_Who We Are_**

**Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.**

**Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.**

_The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation._

**EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans**

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