Mount Sinai Careers

Staff Rn I

New York, New York

Job Description

A nursing career on the cutting edge

Mount Sinai. Wear the badge of excellence.

All day. Every Day. You work tirelessly to treat our patients. You build and foster meaningful relationships. You strike the right balance between empathy and excellence, compassion and professionalism.
By combining autonomous, passionate caregiving with state-of-the-art technology, you are winning awards, advancing patient care and crafting the future of your nursing practice in the 21st century.

You are a Mount Sinai Nurse.

Nurses are the heart of healthcare — compassionate collaborators with valued expertise and voices who provide and coordinate relationship-centered care on a 24/7 basis. You are empowered to build harmonious partnerships on behalf of each patient and family member that entrust us with their care.

What you'll bring to succeed
  • A capacity to learn, synthesize, make critical judgments, place patients and families first, and collaborate with team members who are recognized leaders within health care
  • At least one year of acute care RN experience required; extraordinary New Graduate RN’s will be considered
  • Relevant clinical competence in area of nursing practice is critical for success; new graduates should possess current knowledge of the nursing of the nursing care delivery model and its application
  • Medical / Surgical RN experience preferred
  • BLS / BCLS certification required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing / BSN required for all Clinical RN positions
  • Exception: Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing graduates considered for identified specialized areas of practice; Current matriculation in a BSN program with graduation date within one year of hire is required for consideration
  • Current New York State Registered Nurse / RN license (or willingness and eligibility to obtain)
What you’ll do
  • The Clinical Nurse – Med/Surg (M/S) is a Registered Professional Nurse who provides safe, competent, quality care based on nursing theory and research to a designated group of patients and significant others.
  • As an Adult Medical Surgical Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for managing the care of the adult patient experiencing general medical conditions or general surgical procedures
  • Assists in development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of care and nursing professional practice in collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team and in accordance with institutional policies and regulatory agency requirements
  • Assesses and evaluates patient needs for, and responses to, care rendered and applies sound nursing judgment in patient care management decisions
  • Provides direct, continuous care for a specific caseload of patients through application of the nursing process - based upon theory, research, and approved Department of Nursing and institutional standards
  • Coordinates patient care activities, based on established priorities, including teaching, rounding, counseling, and discharge planning, and directs/delegates appropriately to members of the health care team.
  • The Adult Med/Surg RN reports directly to the Medical Surgical Nurse Manager.

Why work with us.

Expanding the possibilities
Here, innovation is valued and collaboration is more than a buzzword. The health system is full of friendly, helpful people who share a common devotion to delivering extraordinary patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home—culturally, ethnically, in outlook and lifestyle. Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefit package package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

Strength Through Diversity
We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and always aim to make our employees feel valued and appreciated. We believe that diversity is a driver for excellence. Therefore, regardless of your age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, military/veteran status, disability status, religious belief or other defining characteristics, we value the impact your differences have on creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer and is proud to be named to the 2016 Diversity Inc “Top 3 Hospitals and Health Systems” list.EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


Guided by a comprehensive knowledge of  nursing theory and practice, applies the nursing process and is accountable for the nursing care of a designated group of patients during an assigned tour of duty.   Is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department  of Nursing and the Hospital Center.






A. Clinical Practice - Demonstrates those behaviors which reflect the scientific knowledge, judgment and technical skills of professional nursing




·         Nursing assessment is based on interview, examination, observation and review of records of the patient




·         Develops a goal oriented care plan based on the nursing assessment, with participation of patient and significant others




·         Nursing actions are consistent with the care plan and medical regimen and hospital procedures




·         Demonstrates a competent level of technical skill




·         Patient’s progress, or lack of progress, is reflected is the progress notes and in the revised care plans




·         Discharge planning is consistent with the patient’s status and reflects inter-departmental and inter-agency communication




·         Communication of information to the patient is based on the patient’s level of awareness and readiness to learn




·         Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area.




Age Specific Competencies (check all patient population served)

         Neonate/Infant    Pediatric   Adolescent  X Adult  X Geriatric   Not Applicable




         a.Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group.




         b. Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment.




         c. Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs.




         d. Uses communication techniques which are age appropriate.








B. Organizational/Managerial- Behavior demonstrates an awareness of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department of Nursing




1.   Utilization of Personnel Resources




·         Supports orientation of new staff members by observing professional behaviors, providing feedback to the staff member and by acting as a role model and a resource person




·         Patient care assignments reflect awareness of patient needs and skill level of personnel




·         Organization of provision of care meets priority needs of patients and unit.




·         Condition of patients and unit requiring additional intervention is communicated to the leadership person in the relevant discipline.




·         Adaptation to changing departmental needs reflects awareness of the needs of the Hospital Center.




·         Time management meets needs of the unit/department.




2.   Interpretation of Policy




·         Feedback on policies affecting nursing practice is provided to the Clinical Coordinator




·         Behavior and nursing actions are consistent with the policies of the Department of Nursing and the Hospital Center




3.   Performance Improvement




·         Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities.




·         Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.




4.   Utilization of Material Resources




·         Need for supplies and equipment necessary for carrying out the plan of care is identified and communicated to the relevant person.





C. Educational/Professional Development




·         Participates in the development of other staff members.




·         Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements.




·         Identifies learning strengths and needs




·         Reflects awareness of personal and professional development needs by participation in continuing education and other appropriate learning experiences.




·         Utilizes learning resources .





D. Communication/Relationships  - Demonstrates ability to work constructively with others




1. Health Care Team Members




     Peers -




·       Communicates with peers in an appraisal of practice as it relates to self and other nursing personnel




·       Reflects a collaborative effort in meeting the needs of the patient and unit through communication and nursing actions.




     Auxiliary Nursing Staff -




·       Provides direction, assistance and support




·       Assumes accountability and responsibility for completion and quality of assigned tasks




·       Identifies and communicates to immediate supervisor the need for further staff education




     Nursing Leadership -




·       Reflects awareness of authorities and responsibilities of nursing management levels by communication with nursing leadership.




·       Seeks and utilizes nursing leaders as role models and resource persons




     Other Disciplines -




·       Reflects collaborative effort in meeting patient and unit needs by communication with other disciplines




2.  Related Parties -




·       Reflects the philosophy, goals and objectives of the Department of Nursing and the Hospital Center in communication and interaction with families and other groups.




     Miscellaneous -




·         Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients,

      families and significant others.




·         Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff

      and extended community.




·         Projects a professional image through behavior, grooming and attire.





·         May be required to perform other duties as assigned or perform other duties when necessary





Graduation from an accredited Nursing program.  Bachelors Degree in Nursing preferred or plans for enrollment in  program leading to same.




Documented previous experience or educational preparation to support credentials.  Specials skills/experience may be required in specialized areas


Licensed and currently registered or otherwise duly authorized to practice as a professional nurse in New York State


·         Possible blood and body fluid exposure.

·         Possible exposure to Cidex and other chemicals.

·         Lifting / positioning of sedated patients on procedure bed.