The ER Nurse provides professional nursing care to patients in a hospital Emergency Room. This includes coordinating incoming patients, assessing and examining patients, completing patient documentation, plan long-term care needs, administer medicine, use medical equipment, perform minor medical operations, and advise patients and their families on illness, care and continued care after a hospital stay.
The ER Nurse has experience working in emergency conditions and fast-paced environments and are often called upon to help stabilize patient conditions.
ER Nurse: Includes, but not limited to:
Quickly assess and prioritize care based on the critical nature and severity of a patient’s condition.
Stabilizing patients in critical condition. Working quickly & efficiently under pressure to provide immediate care, often with little to no information.
Possess strong critical thinking skills.
Ability to remain calm in a stressful, labor intensive environment.
Excellent time management & prioritization skills with attention to detail.
Possesses assertiveness & patient advocacy.
Provides care to patients in all stages of life, maintaining safe and effective care to patients with varying acuity levels. Providing treatment to a wide variety of illnesses & injuries.
Effectively and knowledgeably carries out ER physician orders. Including but not limited to, medication administration, wound care, intubations, defibrillations, auto transfusions, splinting, conscious sedation, hypothermia protocol; while maintaining close patient monitoring to any adverse reactions.
Ensures follow through of interdisciplinary referrals not limited to respiratory, speech & physical therapy.
Prepare paperwork & provide discharge teaching to patient & family member. Confirm transportation & follow-up recommendations.
- 2 years recent working experience as a RN in ER Setting (not including clinicals)
- Current Unencumbered RN license in state of practice.
- Current BLS & ACLS Card (PALS required for care of adolescents)
- Current TB Screen
- Valid Identification/Driver's License
- Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process