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Nursing Assistant 2, Emergency Room

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Local Title: Nursing Assistant 2, Emergency Room
Budget Title: Nursing Assistant 2
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care, Nursing Support


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Nursing at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Nursing Assistant 2, Emergency Room. The successful candidate will:

  • Perform direct nursing care as delegated.
  • Perform indirect nursing care activities as determined by routine assignment as well as unit activity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of normal growth and development in the delivery of care to patients.
  • Respond to the changing care needs of patient care areas.
  • Participate in activities to promote and foster team spirit and boost unit morale.
  • Use problem-solving in meeting patient care and unit needs.
  • Maintain a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement activities.
  • Utilize effective skills in communicating with members of the health care team.
  • Foster and maintain positive public relations with patients, families, visitors, and staff.
  • Obtain, record, and exchange information on behalf of the patient.
  • Take an active role in personal and professional development.
    Ensure decisions and actions are guided by ethical principles.

Addendum for Nurse Aides in Emergency Department:

  • Perform pre-triage functions under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Identify and place armbands displaying full name and date of birth on all newly triaged patients.
  • Place new patients on the T-System triage board.
  • Obtain vital signs for all walk-in and ambulance triage patients as needed.
  • Inform the triage nurse or charge nurse of any abnormal vital signs, patients who c/o chest pain, or difficulty breathing.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1-year of satisfactory experience as a Nursing Assistant equivalent in a hospital setting.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skill, as well as strong arithmetic and comprehension skills.

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Variable Days; 8:00am to 4:00pm

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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