Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 3/13/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 4119.50150 EMERGENCY SERVICES (ED)

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Triages, assesses, and prioritizes patients upon arrival according to the ESI Level 5 Triage System. (Only nurses with at a minimum of 1 year ED experience, completion of the ESI course, and documented competency in triage will be assigned to triage).
  • Performs primary and secondary assessments on patients with traumatic injuries, and initiates immediate nursing care and therapy for patients presenting with cardiac symptoms.
  • Assesses and manages patients with rapidly changing and\or life-threatening conditions in accordance with Emergency Care Center guidelines, order sets, and Advanced Cardiac and Pediatric Life Support protocols.
  • Manages pain control needs for all patients.
  • Provides care and education congruent with age-related needs for the infant, child, adolescent, young adult, and elderly populations.
  • Educates patients or caregivers on appropriate home care, including safe and effective use of medications, pain management and comfort, needed referrals and resources, and when to seek further care and follow-up after emergency care.
  • Maintains eight (8) hours of stroke specific education yearly.



MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse accepted by Texas State Board of Nursing to engage in professional nursing.
  • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS & TNCC certification are required as defined by the certification policy.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.


PREFERRED

  • Baccalaureate degree or progression to this degree.
  • National Certification as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • Bilingual or Multilingual.

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