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Registered Nurse - Step Down Unit

at Orange Regional Medical Center

Posted: 10/2/2019
Job Reference #: 18256
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-NY-Middletown
    Posted Date1 month ago(9/16/2019 3:16 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Shift Type
    4 - All Per diem
    If Other - Shift Slot
    Variable shifts as needed, including rotating weekends and holidays. All Per Diem employees must work a minimum of one day per month, including one weekend day every other schedule, and one major and one minor holiday per year to maintain eligibility for continued employment, provided they are requested to work.
    Normal Working Schedule
    Variable shifts as needed, including rotating weekends and holidays. All Per Diem employees must work a minimum of one day per month, including one weekend day every other schedule, and one major and one minor holiday per year to maintain eligibility for continued employment, provided they are requested to work.
    Orange Regional Medical Center
  • Overview

    At Orange Regional Medical Center, you'll find the uncommon is common here. You'll find a healthcare leader that still maintains a sense of intimacy and a state-of-the-art facility with a tremendous sense of community. You'll find the benefits you deserve with the rewards you can see. You'll find the advancement, flexibility and resources to advance your career and provide the care that your patients need. Orange Regional Medical Center - successful careers are common here.

    Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Formed by the merger of Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center, Orange Regional is licensed for 383 beds and employs over 2,500 healthcare professionals including over 600 doctors. Orange Regional Medical Center has consolidated two existing campuses onto a single site in Middletown, New York. This completed facility is the first new freestanding hospital built in the State of New York since 1989 and is the largest medical center between the Tappan Zee Bridge and Albany.


    Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations (ANA, 2010).

    Orange Regional Medical Center clinical nurses are guided by the New York State Nurse Practice Act, the American Nurses Association (ANA) guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses, the Essential Guide to Nursing Practice, Jean Watson’s Nursing Philosophy and Science of Caring, the ORMC Plan for Nursing Quality and Safety, and the ORMC Nursing Strategic Plan (NSP). Clinical nurses are empowered to work toward an improved healthcare system by providing safe, timely, effective, equitable, and patient centered care (IOM).

    ORMC clinical nurses embrace the Essential Features of Professional Nursing as indicated by the ANA, they include:

    • Provision of a caring relationship that facilitates health and healing.
    • Attention to the range of human experiences and responses to health and illness within the physical and social environments.
    • Integration of assessment data with knowledge gained from an appreciation of the patient of the group.
    • Application of scientific knowledge to the processes of diagnosis and treatment through the use of judgment and critical thinking.
    • Advancement of professional nursing knowledge through scholarly inquiry.
    • Influence on social and public policy.
    • Assurance of safe, quality, and evidence-based practice.



    • Active New York State Nursing License in good standing


    • Associate, Baccalaureate (preferred), Master’s, or Doctorate Degree in Nursing from an Accredited School of Nursing.


    • American Nurses Association endorsed Certifications or Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Certification Preferred (*Based on Certification specialty hours of work requirement).

    Physical Demands:

    • Considerable standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching. Considerable visual demands.
    • New Hires - Must be able to perform RN essential physical functioning demands as determined by Employee Health / Pre-Screening Assessment
    • During any patient transferring task, if any caregiver is required to lift more than 35 lbs of a patient's weight, then the patient should be considered to be fully dependent and assistive devices should be used.
    • Ergonomic stressors includes moderate to frequent heavy (lifting, positioning, pushing, and/or transferring of patients) and must participate in Safe Patient Handling initiatives.
    • American with Disability Act Requirements: External and Internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, must be able to perform the essential position responsibilities as listed in this position description either aided or unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.

    Mental Demands:

    • Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information and prioritize tasks. Possess critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility.
    • Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations.
    • Work schedules may include irregular hours including nights and weekends.

    Working Conditions:

    • ORMC abides with the New York Department of Labor / Nursing Licensure Board recommendation on the 16 hours work limit.

    OSHA Directive CPL-03-00-016:

    • Contact with patient’s under a wide variety of circumstances.
    • May be exposed to unpleasant patient elements (exposure to blood and other potentially infectious material).
    • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
    • Handles emergency and crisis situations.
    • Must wear Personal Protective Equipment to ensure your safety which may include items such as gloves, safety glasses, respirators, or coveralls, vests, lead vests, and full body suits.
    • May have contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.

    Patient and Staff Safety:

    • Recognizes the importance of patient/staff safety precautions as it relates to specific department and area of responsibility.
    • Consistently utilizes precautions and follows appropriate procedure to enhance patient/staff safety in daily operations.
    • Identifies and reports any potentially dangerous situations which could cause medical error and/or patient or staff harm.
    • Immediately takes action, where appropriate, to minimize the risk of injury. Where appropriate to staff member’s responsibilities, reports errors, when these occur, to supervisor and in the MIDAS RDE system on an Incident report. Participates when appropriate in Root Cause Analysis and/or other efforts to reduce the risk of medical error and/or patient or staff harm.


    • Clinical nurses are accountable for completing their annual / required mandatory training within certain time frames
    • All clinical nurses must have BLS and this training must be kept current.
    • In certain clinical areas additional AHA training may be required. If you are transferring to one of these areas you must have the appropriate training prior to beginning the position.


    Required Experience

    Preferred Experience

    Recommended Training

    Mandatory Training

    Critical Care: SICU/SDU

    1 year Critical Care or SDU. When offered, eligible candidates for the ORMC ICU Orientation Program are required to have either 2 years Medical-Surgical OR 1 year Medical-Telemetry/Progressive Care.

    Emergency Department


    PALS required within 6 months

    TNCC within 1 year

    MERT Training within 6 months

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