This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
This family represents positions that are both clinical and administrative within Nursing.
Provides specialized direct and indirect care to inpatients and outpatients within a designated specialty. Assesses the unique nursing needs of these patients, formulates nursing care plans and writes nursing orders under the direction of the attending physician or independently manages the nursing care and/or additional specific aspects of the clinic. Develops, implements and evaluates standards of the specialty's nursing practice; guides subordinate nursing staff in assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of disability/illness, management, technology and resources for their own learning needs and their patients; anticipates, identifies and addresses the needs of patients through observation, specialty assessment, patient rapport, staff and significant others to provide optimal health care for the patient; performs discharge planning. Works collaboratively with other members of the Nursing Department, other health care professionals and services to ensure optimal care for patients. Teaches and instructs students and all medical staff; and is active in the formulation and implementation of the Outreach Program. Participates in clinical research for their own learning needs and their patients. Participates in specialty associations for the enhancement of continuing education. Participates in clinical research projects including protocol review, patient record review, and compliance monitoring and meeting with regulatory authorities. Functions with defined lines of supervision to the Director of Nursing, the Department Chairman or designee, and the attending physician. For the most part, incumbents work independently with minimal supervision. Incumbents may supervise subordinate nursing personnel assigned to the specialty.
MS and specialty certification. Five years experience in the specialty to include some supervisory experience
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