$36.79 – $56.28
Under the direction of the Emergency Department Clinical Coordinator, the Emergency Department RN II performs duties by applying professional nursing theory and principles, and utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care given to patients in the ED. Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team in providing patient care. Demonstrates clinical, organizational, and communication skills in dealing with patients, families, and other health care workers. On call with a 30 minute response time is required in this position.
Essential Duties Include the Following:
- Observes, collects and records data related to patient’s biophysical, psychosocial, environmental and self-care ability, as well as educational and discharge planning needs as indicated.
- Analyzes assessment findings and test results to provide the basis for planning timely and effective nursing interventions.
- Implements an age-appropriate plan of care in conjunction with the physician, the patient, the patient’s family and/or significant others and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. Incorporates patients’ individual social, emotional and cultural needs into the planning and teaching process.
- Documents and utilizes patient data to measure progress toward attainment of patient outcomes and patient goals.
- Documents the care given in a complete and timely manner.
- Effectively cares for psychiatric patients.
- Effectively manages and utilizes sophisticated equipment associated with Emergency Department care. Ensures that equipment is available, in proper place, and maintained in a working condition.
- Accurately assigns triage category. Reassess patients in waiting area based on triage acuity guidelines and re-categorizes them as appropriate.
- Monitors hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interprets the results.
- Anticipates and acts quickly in emergency patient care situations.
- Communicates significant data effectively to other staff as well as family/significant others as appropriate. Identifies the learning needs of the patient and/or significant others, and initiates measures to meet those needs within the patient’s assessed learning abilities.
- Completes documentation related to teaching intervention.
- Administers medications according to hospital policies/procedure to ensure patient safety Follows safe medication administration practices using the 5 R’s: Right Medication, Right Patient, Right Dose, Right Route, and Right Time.
- Provides for and follows precautions to ensure patient safety as well as infection control. Utilizes safety equipment according to hospital policies to ensure for own and co-workers’ safety needs.
- Current RN license issued by the State of Oregon required.
- Must have current BLS upon hire, arrhythmia certification within three (3) months of hire, ACLS within three (3) months of hire, PALS within six (6) months of hire and TNCC within one (1) year of hire. After initial PALS certification, ENPC may be alternated with PALS. After initial TNCC certification, TEAM may be alternated with TNCC.
- A minimum of 2400 hours within the last two (2) years in acute care nursing required.
- Completed competencies in the Emergency Department with ACLS, PALS and TNCC preferred.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
- Associates Degree in Nursing required.
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