Nursing Opportunities

Our nurses are the backbone of our organization, bringing together science and compassion to help patients achieve the best medical outcomes and answer any challenge.

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Are you an experienced RN or recent graduate? We could have an opportunity for you! Fill out this form to be contacted by an Albany Medical Center nursing recruiter.

Center for Learning and Development

The Center for Learning and Development (CLD) supports the learning needs of the Albany Medical Center workforce and the community by providing innovative, evidence-based education to facilitate professional development and promote a positive patient experience.

Contact CLD:

Mailing Address: 43 New Scotland Avenue, MC-149 Albany, NY 12208
Location: 58 Hackett Boulevard, Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518-262-3705 | Fax: 518-262-4276
email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Continuing Nursing Education

The Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) program provides continuing education to our nurses, supporting engagement in life-long learning with the goal of enriching the nursing contribution to quality health care. The program also provides continuing education to the broader professional nursing community.

Accreditation
Albany Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Career Planning and Academic Coordination

Albany Medical Center has assistance available to employees who are looking to further their careers. We offer a generous tuition reimbursement program to all employees, tuition assistance funds for registered nurses, and free onsite courses to help staff in the health care field. Albany Medical Center also has partnerships with area colleges for discounted tuition and tuition deferment.

New graduates are any nursing students who anticipate graduating within the next 12 months, or any registered professional nurse with less than one year of nursing experience.

Complete the online application for new graduate nurses using requisition #53813 or apply directly here. Do not apply more than 12 months before you graduate.

You will receive an auto-generated email that your application has been received. The Talent Acquisition Team may contact you for more information. You are required to bring a letter of recommendation from a clinical instructor to the interview or note an email for a clinical instructor on the application under Personal References. This is in addition to a list of references from a previous employer or co-worker. Once a decision is made after your interview, you will be notified of the results.

Satisfactory clearances from Security, Employee Health Service and Human Resources must be completed before date of hire.

Current American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be presented to the Center for Learning and Development (CLD) on your second day of orientation. If your BLS certification was not obtained through one of these organizations, or if it will expire by the end of your month of hire, you must contact the CLD at 518-262-3705 and schedule a BLS class before the start of your orientation. This class will be provided at no expense to you.

Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency program reunites newly licensed nurses at designated intervals throughout their first year of hire. Nurse Residency allows new nurses to practice their skills in a protected setting and discuss their experiences during the transition from student to professional nurse.

Through facilitated group activities and discussions, we identify successes, conflicts, and concerns, and provide a forum for sharing strategies and analyzing case studies. These structured sessions aid in the development of critical thinking skills, increase confidence, and aid with actualization of the nursing role.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide support for the mastery of skills required to complete orientation (first 10-12 weeks of hire)
  • Promote the art of nursing through the practice of skills such as communication, critical thinking, moral resilience, and advocacy
  • Cultivate clinical inquiry and judgment, prompting the nurse to promote best practices and explore evidence-based interventions for meeting patient needs
  • Improve confidence, care, and commitment to lifelong learning and excellence in patient care

A minimum of an Associate's Degree in Nursing is required for all experienced registered professional nurses, unless otherwise indicated.

Complete the online application for the position in which you are interested. You will receive an auto-generated email that your application has been received. The Nursing Recruitment Team may contact you for more information. Once a decision is made after your interview, you will be notified of the results.

Satisfactory clearances from Security, Employee Health Service, and Human Resources must be completed before date of hire.

Current American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be presented to the Center for Learning and Development (CLD) on your second day of orientation. If your BLS certification was not obtained through one of these organizations, or if it will expire by the end of your month of hire, you must contact the CLD at 518-262-3705 and schedule a BLS class before the start of your orientation. This class will be provided at no expense to you.

A minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or higher is required for all advanced practitioners/educators, unless otherwise indicated.

Complete the online application for the position in which you are interested. You will receive an auto-generated email that your application has been received. The Nursing Recruitment Team may contact you for more information. Once a decision is made after your interview, you will be notified of the results.

Satisfactory clearances from Security, Employee Health Service, and Human Resources must be completed before date of hire.

Current American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be presented to the Center for Learning and Development (CLD) on your second day of orientation. If your BLS certification was not obtained through one of these organizations, or if it will expire by the end of your month of hire, you must contact the CLD at 518-262-3705 and schedule a BLS class before the start of your orientation. This class will be provided at no expense to you.

Nursing Units

Career opportunities are available in units across the organization. Check out our services and nursing units below.

  • B2 SICU / Neuro ICU
  • C8 Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cath Lab
  • D2N CPS / D2V Vascular ICU
  • D2E CCU
  • D3E MICU
  • D3N Intermediate Care
  • D4N Medical Cardiology
  • Emergency Department
  • Pediatric Emergency Department

C3E & E3 General Medicine

C4/C3W Infectious Disease & Secure Unit

  • C4 has 25 beds and C3W has 10 beds. C4 admits a variety of medical-surgical patients, specializing in HIV and infectious diseases. The patient population consists of patients with HIV/AIDS requiring pain control, treatment, care of general medical issues and end of life care. Medical, surgical, and oncology patients who require additional treatment due to infectious disease are also among our patient population.
  • The Secure Unit is an interdisciplinary unit and patients are guarded on the unit on a 24x7 basis by the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Medical patients include General Surgery, Orthopedic, Oncology, HIV, Cardiology, Trauma, GI, Neurology, Renal and Pulmonary.
  • You will gain special skills including certification in chemotherapy administration, efficiency in complex HIV/AIDS medications, antibiotics and pain regimens.
  • C4/C3W is looking to hire new grad nurses! The unit orientation is 8 to 12 weeks and offers a new grad RN residency program.

D4E Hematology / Oncology

  • Primary diagnoses of the D4E unit include Cancer of Breast, Lung and Metastatic Disease, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Brain Tumors, Sickle Cell Anemia and various blood disorders and Gyn Oncology post-operative patients.
  • You will gain special skills such as blood product administration, electrolyte replacement, central line use and care, multiple IV antibiotics, blood draws, tube feeds, chemotherapy administration, caring for patients undergoing radiation therapy, monoclonal antibodies, and pain management.
  • D4E  is looking to hire new grad nurses! The unit orientation is 8 to 12 weeks and offers a new grad RN residency program.

D5N & D5E (Neuroscience, General) / EMU

  • D5 is a 43-bed unit specializing in Neuroscience.
  • There are 3 levels of care consisting of 22 progressive care beds and 21 floor level beds, 7 of which can be used for epilepsy monitoring (EMU). In progressive care, we take patients with lumbar drains, ventriculostomies, arterial lines, anti-hypertension medication drips, and we can initiate and monitor tPA. Our surgical patients are mainly craniotomy and aneurysm clipping/coiling, and our non-surgical patients are mainly stroke. The EMU takes patients who may be candidates for brain mapping and surgery to control seizures. Our floor patients are usually those who advance from progressive care and require less frequent monitoring.
  • You will gain special skills including seizure management, stroke care, neurological assessment, and mobility and rehabilitation.
  • D5N/D5E is looking to hire new grad nurses! The unit orientation is 10 to 12 weeks and offers a new grad RN residency program.

E2 Inpatient Psychiatry

E4 General Medicine

  • E4 is a Medical/Surgical Unit consisting of 36 beds, offering comprehensive, patient-centered care to medical and surgical adult patients.
  • Our team assesses and considers age-specific needs in the development of individualized treatment plans, ensuring the highest level of care and comfort for our patients.
  • The unit serves a diverse range of patient populations, including those transitioning from critical care, individuals requiring pain management, patients with multisystem failure, renal disease, diabetes, and those experiencing alcohol or opiate withdrawal. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing exceptional care and support to all patients in their journey towards healing and recovery.
  • Working on E4 will provide you with a wide range of special skills including peripheral IV insertion, central lines, blood products, wound measurement, and treatments, and IV therapies. These hands-on experiences will allow you to develop your technical skills and knowledge in various medical procedures. Additionally, you will also enhance your soft skills such as collaboration, communication, advocacy, organization, and prioritizing. These skills are essential for providing high-quality patient care and working effectively as part of a health care team. In mastering these skills, you will be well-prepared to excel in the fast-paced and demanding environment of a medical/surgical unit.
  • E4 is looking to hire new grad nurses. The unit orientation is 8 to 12 weeks and offers a new grad RN residency program.

E5 Pulmonary / Renal

  • E5 provides comprehensive, patient and family centered care to general medical/surgical adult and geriatric patients with specialties including adult cystic fibrosis, adult eating disorders, and acute/chronic renal diseases.
  • You will gain special skills including caring for adult Cystic Fibrosis patients, CAPD, and eating disorder population.
  • E5 can provide the needed foundation, skills and experience needed to establish a solid and gratifying nursing career. E5 is always looking to hire new grad nurses who are eager to learn. The unit orientation is 8 to 12 weeks and offers a new grad RN residency program.

E8 Rehab

  • E8 is the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation unit. Patients come to us for two to three weeks of intensive therapy with the goal of getting home to or near their baseline function.
  • It is a multidisciplinary effort with input from physical, speech and occupational therapy, from nursing, from the medical teams, all overseen by the Physiatrists.
  • Our patients' stays are planned and usually follow a predictable path, allowing staff members time to develop therapeutic relationships and help the patients to achieve their treatment goals.
  • Special skills include specialized knowledge and clinical skills to provide care for patients with physical impairments, the development of interdisciplinary skills and communication as part of a team treatment environment, ability to build an develop therapeutic relationships with patients and their families, bedside manners and skills will benefit clinicians for their entire careers.

M4 General Medicine

  • M4 provides comprehensive, patient and family centered care to general medical/surgical adult and geriatric patients. The RPN coordinates the interdisciplinary plan of care and collaborates with members of the health care team to achieve positive outcomes using quality improvement activities and evidence-based standards of care.
  • You will gain special skills including tube feeds, tracheostomy care, ostomy and wound care, blood and blood product administration, and monoclonal antibody Infusion.
  • M4 is looking to hire new grad nurses! The unit orientation is 8 to 12 weeks and offers a new grad RN residency program.

Med Surg Float Pool

  • A4 Digestive Disease Center
  • Operating Room
  • PACU
  • POCU
  • PAT
  • VIR Imaging and Related Services

A2 Adult / Peds Dialysis

Apheresis & Infusion

  • Apheresis & Infusion is an outpatient setting located at our main campus.
  • The unit a variety of therapies for patients from pediatrics to adults. Services include acute and chronic apheresis procedures, outpatient therapeutic phlebotomies/manual exchange transfusion, outpatient blood transfusions, immunoglobulin replacement, antibiotic infusion, monoclonal B infusion, research drug infusion, chemotherapy administration, and hydration.

B3 General Surgery & Trauma

  • General Surgery & Trauma unit consists of 36 private rooms.
  • This unit cares for patients from the surgical intensive care unit, step-down unit, emergency department, and post-anesthesia care unit.
  • Skills include wound vac changes, tracheostomy management & teaching, Cortrak management, IV insertion, telemetry, tube-feed monitoring, traction management, bariatric post- surgery, ostomy management & teaching, chest tube management, surgical and or pigtail drain management and teaching, and TPN.
  • B3 is looking to hire new grad nurses! The unit orientation is 16 weeks and offers a new grad RN residency program.

B3W Orthopedics

  • Elective Orthopedics unit consists of 24 private rooms.
  • This unit is a post-surgical setting caring for patients that have recently undergone elective total joint surgery, hip fractures, multiple trauma, surgical and medicine patients. Post-surgical patients may be admitted from multiple ICU areas and emergency departments.
  • Skills include wound vac management, cortrak management, IV insertion/management, how to mobilize complex trauma and orthopedic patients, work within a team of highly skilled nurses and mid-level providers and pursue advanced educational opportunities.
  • B3W is looking to hire new grad nurses! The unit orientation is 12 to 15 weeks and offers opportunities to become a future mentor and leader.

C2 Colorectal Surgery & Urology

  • The Colorectal Surgery and Urology unit consists of 22 semi-private rooms. This is a unit caring for patients who have undergone surgeries such as nephrectomy, colectomy and other abdominal surgeries.
  • Skills include wound vac changes, IV insertion, ostomy care, and indwelling catheters. This unit will also have post-operative patients with TPN, NG tubes, and central lines.
  • C2  is looking to hire new grad nurses! The unit orientation is 10 to 12 weeks and offers a new grad RN residency program.

C5 & M5 Vascular Surgery

C6 Short Stay

M3 Renal Transplant

M2 Ortho / Spine

  • B4 NICU
  • C7 Pediatrics / Peds Float Pool
  • D6E Labor & Delivery / D6N Anti-partum
  • D7 Pediatrics
  • E6 Post Partum
  • E7 PICU

Nursing Awards & Recognition

No accomplishment is too small to make a big difference on our team. Congratulations to our nurses on their most recent successes. Learn about our nursing honors.

Brandon Garcia, RN
I'm not only a nurse. I'm a teacher, a motivator, and a shoulder to lean on for my patients.”
Brandon Garcia, RN