Albany Medical Center
RN-Medical & Surgical
Job ID: 81
Duration: 13 Week(s)
D5 is a 43 bed neurosciences unit with three levels of care. We take patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, brain tumors, aneurysms, seizures, traumatic brain injuries, neuromuscular diseases and other diagnosis’ involving the neurologic system. There are 22 neuro floor beds with patients requiring every 4-hour monitoring. There are also 21 neuro progressive care beds with patients requiring monitoring from every 15 minutes to every 2 hours. Additionally, there are 7 Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) beds embedded in the 22 neuro floor beds. These patients are seizure disorder patients admitted electively with their anti-convulsant medications on hold and hard wired to continuous EEG. This allows the physicians to identify the area of the brain where the seizures are occurring. Many of these patients become candidates for brain mapping with surgically placed grids to further pinpoint the area causing the seizures. This mapping allows the surgeon to determine if the patient would be a candidate for surgical removal of parts of the brain to stop seizure activity and still allow the patient to have functionality. Patients in the neuro progressive areas are those with fresh strokes, subarachnoid hemorrhages, TPA administration – either initiated or maintained on the unit, craniotomies, ventriculostomies, lumbar drains, SEPS drains, anti-hypertensive medication drips such as Cleviprex and other neuro patients requiring close monitoring. Neuro progressive patients usually advance to floor patients in a few days.
Healthcare is an amazing profession, pure and simple. In fact, it is so important that most clinical organizations run 24/7 and 365 days a year. As a healthcare worker, you know it is a constant balancing act to manage your clinical career with your personal life. From kids, spouses, and pets to ongoing education, hobbies, and everything in between, you are busy. That is why we created Albany Med Health System (AMHS) Staffing Alliance… to support our partner hospitals and meet your needs.
AMHS Staffing Alliance offers the following benefits package to eligible employees: a comprehensive health insurance plan, a dental & vision plan, a 403(b) retirement plan with company match, generous paid time off, short-term disability benefit, and an employer-paid Life Insurance benefit.
Please apply today and provide us with some basic information about your background and career interests. We will be sure a Recruiter connects with you further about this opportunity.
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