The Emergency Department Registered Nurse is a member of the Emergency Services team and works closely with the Emergency Department Physician to provide appropriate and timely treatment to all patients who present to this department for care. The ED RN has the ability to maintain order and flow during peak patient surges, respond to multiple demands with integrity and persistence, prioritize duties according to their critical nature and achieve desired outcomes for our patient population. The ED RN contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through participating in performance improvement techniques that provide positive outcomes. The ED RN will assist in other hospital nursing areas as low census permits.
This position is responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports the organization vision and mission. Utilizes knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.
Required Education: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
Current California RN license required.
Current CPR, ACLS, and PALS required.
Conscious Sedation certification within six months of hire.
TNCC is required for all ED RN staff. This certification must be obtained within one year of hire. TNCC is optional for staff not regularly assigned to the ED but who float less than 5 times a month.
Preferred Education: Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN), Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
Experience: Minimum of one year ED or critical care nursing experience within the last five years preferred. Willing to train exceptional candidate.Ability to practice nursing as described by the following definition: “The diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health alterations.”
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to utilize the nursing process in the provision of ED nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patients and/or significant others. The Emergency Department Registered Nurse will be required to successfully complete competencies for this position. This includes but is not limited to Five-Level Triage Acuity Scoring, Conscious Sedation, Malignant Hyperthermia, EZ-IO placement, Medication Administration and Restraints.Ability to utilize the nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patients and/or significant others. The successful candidate will be required to pass competencies for this position.