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Emergency Room Registered Nurse

Company: Global Dynamics
Location: Prescott
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Job Description:

Apply Description We are seeking an Emergency Room Registered Nurse to join our team! You will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of assigned patients. Responsibilities: * Administer nursing care to ill, injured, or disabled patients * Diagnose and establish patient treatment plans * Monitor and report changes in patient symptoms or behavior * Communicate with collaborating physicians or specialists regarding patient care * Educate patients about health maintenance and disease prevention * Facilitate referrals to other healthcare professionals and medical facilities * Maintain accurate patient medical records * Provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members Qualifications: * Previous experience in nursing or other medical fields * Familiarity with medical software and equipment * Ability to build rapport with patients * Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills * Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment For ED RN's the tours of duty are on a rotating basis as needed for coverage and assigned. Tours of duty include, (6) 12-hour shifts and (1) 8-hour shift (at variable times to match patient census) to complete an 80-hour pay period of two (2) weeks ED RN duties include, but are not limited to: * Have an understanding of triage to make quick and accurate assessments about incoming Emergency Department (ED) patients, including both physical, infectious, and mental health conditions. * Proficient with Emergency Severity Index * Obtains patient history and pertinent family history. * Check for any allergies and current medications * Obtain height, weight, body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure * Establish, monitor and recognize cardiac rhythms * Takes blood samples, cleaning and bandaging wounds, administers medications and Intra-venous (IV) therapies * Possesses knowledge of Infection Control practices when triaging and/or caring for patients presenting with potential diagnosis of Infectious Diseases (i.e. COVID Positive cases). * Knowledgeable of utilizing appropriate Infection Control practices (i.e. donning and doffing practices) as needed. * Documents plan of care and care given in patient's medical record. * Verifies transcription of physician's orders. May accept a verbal order if in compliance with the facility policy. * Carries out prescribed Physician's orders and documents inpatient medical record. * Communicates pertinent patient data to the Charge Nurse and/or Physician as appropriate. * Re-assesses patient's condition and revises plans-of-care based on problems that the Nurse Identifies. * Possesses knowledge of actions and usual dosages of the most commonly used emergency drugs and their location on the crash cart. * Assesses and documents patient responses to medications that have been administered. * Reorganizes and initiates the appropriate measures in emergencies/therapies and surgical/diagnostic procedures that must be accomplished. * Instructs patients and their families regarding prescribed medications/therapies and surgical/diagnostic procedures that must be accomplished. * Assesses patient/family knowledge level, implements plan of instructions, and records the patient's family's demonstrated level of understanding. * Operates defibrillator, electrocardiogram (EKG) machines and cardiac monitors, and other technical emergency equipment. * Cares for patients with Swan-Gans catheters, arterial lines and mechanical ventilators. * Participates in discharge planning. * Can initiate life saving measures in the absence of Physicians. * Assures the content and correctness of a prepared report and signs the document to validate its content. * Maintains a neat personal appearance and maintains professional decorum. * Consistently applies the VA's customer service standards, always demonstrating helpful, courteous, and respectful conduct. * Respects patient's rights, including but not limited to visual and auditory privacy. * Intake and output of fluids assessed every shift, and more frequently if indicated by specific standard nursing drug care * Reviews all laboratory data, and electronic medical records. * Can titrate medications. * Performs urinary catheter care by using soap and water cleaning technique every 12 hours, or as required. * Ensures that medication orders from the previous shift have been noted and either carried out or transcribed onto the medical records. * Maintains proper supplies of medical equipment, and Point of Care Testing. * Transports/moves patients as needed to units.

Keywords: Global Dynamics, Prescott , Emergency Room Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Prescott, Arizona

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