The Emergency Room RN provides general nursing care to patients, contributing to the total patient care program.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provides total patient care according to established standards, policies and procedures
Admit patients to the Emergency Department, assess needs, identify nursing problems and establishes priorities of care needed to return the patient to optimal health
Makes initial patient contact, observes the patient’s condition and vital signs, assesses and records observations in the patient’s chart and relays those findings to the covering provider.
Assists providers with treatments and procedures during the patient stay
Prepare patients for examination, obtain equipment needed for treatment, carry out ordered treatments, document treatments and outcomes and instruct the patient on follow up care/appointments.
Transcribes and reviews physician orders and assures that necessary arrangements are made with other patient care departments, as ordered
Prepares, administers and records medications, IV solutions and establishes IV access
Provided patient and family instruction and education regarding the patient’s care throughout the ER stay and upon discharge
Attends and participates in in-service education programs and other educational meetings as well as unit meetings
May perform additional duties, as requested or required
KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE
Must be an RN with a current Kansas state license. BLS, ACLS and a minimum of one year of acute nursing experience are required.