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Job: Registered Nurse (RN) - Emergency Department - FT, 7a - 7p

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Posted: 11/22/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1706126

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:    

Assesses and provides treatment for infant,child, adolescent, young adult, and elderly patients according to chiefcomplaint and presenting symptoms.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES

  • Triages,assesses, and prioritizes patients upon arrival according to the ESI Level 5 Triage System.
  • Performsprimary and secondary assessments on patients with traumatic injuries, andinitiates immediate nursing care and therapy for patients presenting withcardiac symptoms.
  • Assessesand manages patients with rapidly changing andor life-threatening conditionsin accordance with Emergency Care Centerguidelines, order sets, and Advanced Cardiac and Pediatric Life Supportprotocols.
  • Manages pain control needs for all patients.
  • Providescare and education congruent with age-related needs for the infant, child,adolescent, young adult, and elderly populations.
  • Educatespatient or caregiver on appropriate home care, including safe and effective useof medications, pain management and comfort, needed referrals and resources,and when to seek further care and follow-up after emergency care.
  • Maintains eight (8) hrs of strokespecific education yearly.

    SCOPE OF CARE:

    The Emergency Department (ED) is designated as a Level III Trauma Center for adults and children. The Emergency Department has a total of sixteen (16) acute care beds and eight (8) "Fast-track" beds. Of the sixteen (16) acute care beds; one (1) bed is designated for psychiatric, and one (1) bed for isolation; and two (2) beds for major trauma/critical care. Sixteen (16) beds have central cardiac monitoring, and there are four (4) portable monitors that can be utilized for transports.



    Qualifications

    Work Experience:

    One year experience in ER.

     

    License/Registration/ Certification:

    • Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of theState of Texasto practice professional nursing.
    • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.
    • Current ACLS/PALS and TNCC certifications required.
    • TNCC is required within 6 months of employment for new hires.

    Education & Training

    Completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

     

    Skills:

    • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients. 
    • Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team. 
    • Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others. 
    • Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.  

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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