What is a Registered Nurse?

A Registered Nurse collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective patient care delivery and achieve desired patient outcomes. Nurses effectively interact with a patient and significant others while maintaining the standard of professional nursing. ER Nurses provide care for patients with various types of illness or trauma requiring emergency attention and must be able to recognize and effectively treat life-threatening conditions.

 

Schedule and Shift

  • 3 days of 12 hours (7 PM – 7 AM – Night)
  • 3 days of 12 hours (11 AM – 11 PM – Day)

 

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Collects current symptoms, as well as detailed patient history, and then consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Performs triage while considering both physical and psychosocial elements
  • Manages basic life support needs and stabilizes patients until the attending physician is available, based on nursing standards and protocol
  • Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology
  • Records patient's current vital signs
  • Works directly under physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing, and treatments
  • Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications.
  • Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments following the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse
  • Provides IV therapy
  • Cleans and bandages wounds
  • Provides basic bedside care
  • Maintains proper supplies and appropriate medical equipment to care for patients
  • Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies
  • Initiates patient education plan as prescribed by a physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation, as well as provides referrals to other healthcare professionals for follow-up treatment
  • Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks promptly.
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately, and entirely, on time, in the appropriate format, and on the appropriate forms.

 

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • 2 years of experience in an Emergency Room setting
  • BLS, ACLS, TNCC

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