RN- Emergency Department Nurse (Days)

Job Type: Full-Time

 

Position Summary

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • At least 3-5 years of Emergency Room Registered Nurse experience

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Basic computer skills

CERTIFICATE/LICENSES

  • Current RN license within the state of practice
  • Current BCLS Certification
  • ACLS
  • PALS

Competencies

  • Professional Maturity: The ability to separate emotional feelings from the real issues at hand
  • Responsibility: The ability to accept choices you have made and the results they have led to
  • Communication: The ability to write and speak effectively; actively listens to others, and give feedback
  • Flexibility: Demonstrate responsiveness and adaptability following change initiatives
  • Intelligence: Understand information and apply new knowledge

The Emergency Room Nurse provides direct and indirect patient care in the emergency care setting and provides care that reflects initiative, flexibility and responsibility indicative of professional expectation with a minimum of supervision. The Emergency Room Nurse is able to triage safely, rapidly and accurately, every patient that enters the emergency care system.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Determine priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system
  • Communicate with Emergency Department physicians about changes in patient's status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies
  • Able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment
  • Maintain awareness of current ER operational policies and procedures which impact position responsibilities
  • Demonstrate current comprehensive and professional knowledge and skills in conformation with recognized nursing standards including the Patient Bill of Rights standards for patient care and the Nurse Practice Act
  • Provide direct patient care, evaluate outcomes, consult with other specialists as required and adjust nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care
  • Able to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy, including pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population
  • Able to use triage process to ensure timely and appropriate care to patients and accurately assign triage categories
  • Able to adequately assess and reassess pain, utilize appropriate pain management techniques, and educate the patient and family regarding pain management
  • Able to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cardiac monitoring to identify dysrhythmias
  • Able to perform moderate and waived testing per Clinical Laboratory's and according to patient care unit's policies and procedures.
  • Able to interpret the results of moderate and waived tests and take appropriate action on waived test results
  • Maintain current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition
  • Maintain accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses and assessment of changes
  • Perform all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduce the likelihood of medical/health care errors
  • Interact professionally with patient and family and involve patient and family in the formation of the plan of care
  • Formulate a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluate effectiveness of learning, including family in teaching as appropriate
  • Maintain a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with ER standards
  • Ensure an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment
  • Assist in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment
  • Maintain and use all instruments in the Clinical Laboratory safely and correctly
  • Responsible for ensuring companywide compliance with state and federal Clinical Laboratory rules and regulations
  • Responsible for traveling to one Emergency Center location per day unless otherwise specified
  • Perform quality control procedures and maintain records on these checks
  • Perform calibrations in compliance with manufacturer's requirements
  • Ensures proficiency testing specimens are done at each center in compliance with policy
  • Oversees documentation of temperatures/humidity checks
  • Monitors appropriate send out lab procedures
  • Maintains current appropriate and needed policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of new testing methods, products and instrumentation; remain informed on all current technologies
  • Maintain inventory of necessary supplies and submit orders for restocking as needed
  • Demonstrate the values to team concept on a consistent basis
  • Interact professionally with all department members, physicians, staff, administration and the
  • irector of Clinical Laboratory
  • Responsible for documenting correct information for compliance purposes.
  • Remain knowledgeable about appropriate testing procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Safety/Infection Control

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to regulations and ER policies and procedures pertaining
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North Metro Medical Center

1400 Braden Street
Jacksonville, AR 72076

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