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Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) Specialized Nursing Technician - Step Down Unit in Middletown, New York

Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:

  • 601 licensed inpatient beds

  • Emergency medicine

  • Surgical services

  • Ambulatory surgery services

  • Skilled nursing unit

  • Cardiology services including emergency and elective angioplasty

  • Oncology services from diagnosis to treatment

  • Orthopedic services including joint replacements

  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence

  • Birthing centers

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Outpatient diagnostic imaging

  • Geriatric assessment

  • Primary, Specialty, and Urgent care practices

  • Adult day care

  • Mental health and chemical dependency programs

  • Diabetes program

  • Wound care

  • Sleep Center Services

  • Outpatient infusion services

  • Rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy

  • Hospitalist services

  • Rape intervention and support services

  • Community screenings and support groups

The Specialized Nursing Technician works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN). The Specialized Nursing Technician performs assigned patient care tasks and other related unit duties, defined, and delegated under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse. Other responsibilities include in performing clerical, receptionist, communication and patient care duties (when appropriate) as directed. The Specialized Nursing Technician maintains the patient record “paper” chart as a medical-legal document, on the inpatient unit, according to Medical Center policy and procedures. Assists in organizing and communicating inter and intra-departmentally to achieve optimum patient care. Responsibilities also include maintaining an orderly and equipped Nursing Unit.

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Completion of a recognized Nursing

Assistant Program or equivalent preparation and/or experience

Minimum Experience: Computer proficiency preferred. 1 year of prior acute care experience preferred or CNA or completion of first clinical course in RN program.

Required Certification/Registration: Current and ongoing BLS. CNA certificate preferred if experience is minimal.

Physical Demands: Work is primarily walking and standing. Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking. Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patient. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching. Ability to pass pre-hire physical assessment. (See attached).

Working Conditions: Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances. May be exposed to

unpleasant patient elements. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

and occasionally to irregular work hours. Will also be responsible for working at the nursing station with computers, telephones and intercommunication system and files.

ID: 2021-21055

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Street: 707 East Main Street

FTE: 0.8