Job: ER Registered Nurse

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Job Description


Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Department: EMERGENCY ROOM - 6780
Employment Type: Full Time 72
Shift: 7p - 7a
Other Shift Details:
Job Code: 1435

Job Summary

Coordinates and delivers patient care using the health care team philosophy practice model. Coordinates and does patient teaching and discharge planning. Coordinates activities with ancillary departments. Maintains standards of department and the hospital. Reports to Nurse Manager or designee.
 
Job Requirements
 
Minimum Education
Graduate of an accredited program in nursing.
 
Minimum Work Experience
Previous experience in general duty nursing preferred, but not required.
 
Required Skills
Employee must demonstrate ability to recognize patients' individual needs based on medical conditions, age adolescents, young adults, middle-aged and geriatric), limitations and planned procedures. Requires good judgment in delivering patient care; good oral and written communication skills; ability to function in stressful situations; current BLS within 3 months, TNCC required. Classified as a specialty skills area. Must be willing to rotate shifts, days off and work area; may occasionally be required to work overtime.
 
Organizational Expectations
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
 
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
 
Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
 
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
 
Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
 
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
 
Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
 
Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
 
Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.
 
Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.
 
Essential Functions
Provides the best possible nursing care by planning, organizing, and directing the nursing functions of patients on the unit.
 
Initiates and implements patient care plan.
 
Makes nursing assignments appropriate to the skill level of employees.
 
Maintains acceptable standards of patient care.
 
Identifies problems and guides personnel to their solution.
 
Creates a working climate that provides growth and job satisfaction of personnel.
 
Accurately and promptly implements physicians' orders.
 
Administers medications and intravenous solutions skillfully and correctly.
 
Maintains the standards of accurate and complete recording and reporting.
 
Arranges to have needed supplies and equipment on hand.
 
Participates in planning changes and improvements.
 
Participates in hospital safety programs.
 
Supports and enforces infection-control policies and procedures.
 
Is resourceful and calm in emergencies.
 
Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel.
 
Participates in unit and department performance improvement plans.
 
Assists in reviewing and revising policies and procedures.
 
Maintains and respects patients' privacy by maintaining confidentiality of all information regarding patients, families, physicians and hospital personnel.
 
Displays concern and initiative.
 
Observes and supports hospital policy.
 
Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences.
 
Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, and visitors.
 
Functional Demands
Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.Transferring, repositioning patients.Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions.Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing assigned duties.Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment.Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. Maybe subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty maybe irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.