05 Apr
RN Emergency Department 7p-7a FT
Ohio, Akron , 44307 Akron USA

  • Completes Emergency Department Assessment Data Base upon patient arrival, inclusive of psychosocial, educational and age specific needs of patient/family.
  • Completes ongoing assessment according to departmental/unit policies and recognizes significant changes in patient condition.
  • Initiates an individualized plan of care based on assessment of patient needs and Emergency Department standards of care.
  • Includes plan for appropriate teaching for patient/family.
  • Reviews individualized plan of care and goals with patient/family.
  • Reviews and documents care and discharge goals with physician and patient/family.
  • Maintains a safe, comfortable environment for patients.
  • Accurately administers and documents IVs and medications according to established standards of care and policies and procedures.
  • Appropriately intervenes when changes in patient condition occur.
  • Provides individualized and timely interventions in accordance with age specific needs and Department of Nursing/hospital policy.
  • Accurately documents nursing interventions and patient responses, in accordance with policy.
  • Serves as patient/family advocate to facilitate patient care, communication, and resolution of problems and ethical dilemmas.
  • Evaluates current interventions and responses to plan of care.
  • Evaluates and modifies plan of care as necessary, based on assessment by other disciplines and of the patient response to nursing interventions and established age specific standards of care/expected patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in providing care as individual patient care and unit needs change.
  • Establishes priorities for delivery of patient care to individual patients and for assigned group of patients.
  • Collaborates with other health care team members to coordinate medical and nursing management of patient care.
  • Participates in and documents discharge planning.
  • Demonstrates familiarity of unit-based and hospital QI activities and participates in QI data collection.
  • Collaborates with care management staff to facilitate quality patient care with effective use of resources throughout the continuum.
  • Communicates information in shift and unit reports regarding patient plan of care and current outcomes.
  • Using appropriate chain of command, communicates information in a timely fashion to Director, physician, or Nursing Coordinator regarding changes in patient condition and patient care/unit issues.
  • Performs in a calm and professional manner during crisis or emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates satisfactory performance/understanding of established and new routines, procedures, skills and equipment.
  • Utilizes research findings in clinical practice and/or participates in research activities.
  • Assigns/delegates appropriate patient care activities to other nursing staff based on patient needs and skill level/qualifications of staff members.
  • Demonstrates ability to function in triage nurse positions according to established Emergency Department policy.
  • Demonstrates ability to care for patient and family during emergency or crisis situations.
  • Provides appropriate care for alleged rape/sexual assault and/or geriatric abuse victims utilizing established Emergency Department protocols.
  • Demonstrates ability to initiate appropriate community referral for patients and families.
  • Interacts in a professional manner with law enforcement, paramedic and other pre-hospital care personnel.
  • Demonstrates ability to function in flow manager role according to Emergency Department policy.
  • Assists in orientation of registered nurses and other hospital personnel.
  • Participates in clinical instruction programs to provide learning experiences for students.
  • Shares knowledge and expertise by participating in in-services and patient care conferences.
  • Attends unit meetings, nursing grand rounds, and in-services/conferences identified or required for maintaining clinical competence.
  • Serves on committees within the Department of Nursing, participates in nursing grand rounds presentations, and remains aware of activities of shared governance councils.
  • Demonstrates understanding of emergency procedures, fire drills, evacuation and internal/external disaster plans and procedures.
  • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure. Maintains BLS and ACLS. Obtains TNCC certification within one year of appointment and maintains currency.
  • Satisfac torily completes Critical Care course as administered by Staff Development if new/transferred to ED.
  • Follows hospital and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing that provides clinical experience under the supervision of qualified faculty. BSN preferred.


Certifications:

  • currently licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio. BLS and ACLS required.
  • Obtains TNCC certification within one year of appointment and maintains currency.


Complexity of Work:

  • Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.
  • Satisfactorily complete AGMC RN and critical care orientation programs and Critical Care course.
  • Satisfactorily completes/passes all mandated programs as required by policy and unit-based competencies/skills as required.


Work Experience:

Physical Requirements:

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required


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