Minimum Qualifications: Possession of or eligibility for a license to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State and one year of post-licensure acute care nursing experience. Candidates with less than one year of post-licensure acute care nursing experience who possess a license, or eligible, to practice as a registered nurse in New York State will be considered for appointment to a Nurse 1 position.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: Med/Surg posting: This Nursing Support Pool (NSP) model is a two- pronged approach that allows for a range of experience levels on the team. Members of the team are new Graduate Registered Nurses as well as Experienced Registered Nurses that enjoy the change in units every 4-6 weeks providing them variety without the day to day shift floating. This team will provide assistance to units with vacancies and leave of absences. NSP staff members will work in a structured rotation on designated units in blocks of time of at least 2 - 6 weeks at a time. Tenure on the team will be a minimum of 16 months. Orientation will last 12-22 weeks depending on experience of the nurse.Nursing leadership is committed to working with staff to provide a quality resource program to the organization. Unit based clinical trainers will also provide support to the team. NSP staff will receive orientation and education to develop and broaden their nursing knowledge, skills and competencies. They will be encouraged to define their career goals and will be provided the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of practice settings and experiences to help them achieve those goals.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.