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RN Emergency room nights
The Emergency Room Nurse provides direct and indirect patient care in the emergency care setting and provides care that reflects initiative, flexibility and responsibility indicative of professional expectation with a minimum of supervision. The Emergency Room Nurse is able to triage safely, rapidly and accurately every patient that enters the emergency care system. A RN supervises LPNs, CNAs , Unit Secretaries, nursing & EMS students as well as other ancillary nursing personnel involved in the delivery of patient care. The RN assists in the orientation of new staff and clinical supervision of nursing students. The RN assists in achieving patient quality of care, national patient safety, regulatory agency and budgetary goals. This position is considered a safety-sensitive position.
Professional Maturity: The ability to separate emotional feelings from the real issues at hand
Responsibility: The ability to accept choices you have made and the results they have led to
Communication: Achieve therapeutic communication by expressing self directly, clearly, and concisely when relating to others verbally and non-verbally (including listening, appearance/body language and touch)
Flexibility: Demonstrate responsiveness and adaptability following change initiatives
Intelligence: Ability to understand information and apply to practice. Evaluate own learning needs and seek opportunities for new learning experiences.
Able to use triage process to ensure timely and appropriate care to patients and accurately assign triage categories
Determine priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system
Able to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy, including pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population
Communicate with Emergency Department physicians about changes in patient's status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies
Provide direct patient care, evaluate outcomes, consult with other specialists as required and adjust nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care
Able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment
Able to adequately assess and reassess pain, utilize appropriate pain management techniques, and educate the patient and family regarding pain management
Able to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results
Demonstrate knowledge of cardiac monitoring to identify dysrhythmias
Maintain current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition
Maintain accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses and assessment of changes
Formulate a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluate effectiveness of learning, including family in teaching as appropriate
Utilize time effectively and productively.
Maintain confidentiality of all information.
Instruct patients and visitors regarding hospital rules and regulations and reinforce as necessary.
Do not correct others inappropriately in public places.
Attend staff meetings.

Attend mandatory in-service meetings
Assist in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment
Maintain inventory of necessary supplies and submit orders for restocking as needed
Perform quality control procedures and maintain records on these checks
Maintain awareness of current ER operational policies and procedures which impact position responsibilities
Demonstrate current comprehensive and professional knowledge and skills in conformation with recognized nursing standards including the Patient Bill of Rights standards for patient care and the Nurse Practice Act
Perform other duties as assigned.


Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Night

Contact Information
Kimberly Snow - Chief Nursing Officer
Nursing
Email: ksnow@deltamem.net
Phone: 870-382-8233

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