As the leader of the Emergency Room RN health care team, provides professional nursing care, utilizing the nursing process in accordance with established standards of care, policies, and procedures. Demonstrates performance consistent with the Medical Center Vision, Mission, and Strategic Plan of the organization. Remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice; and treats co-workers, patients, families, and all members of the health care team with dignity and respect.mergency room nurses specialize in caring for people who experience a medical crisis due to illness or injury.
Emergency room nursing is a nursing specialty area. While most ER nurses work in emergency rooms, some provide care in community settings and for the military. Most emergency room nurses work with people of all ages , however large medical centers and pediatric hospitals employ nurses who are specially trained to work with children. Of all nursing fields, emergency room nursing affords nurses the widest variety of experiences treating a vast array of people and health care conditions.
Emergency room nurses rapidly assess patient needs. They triage patient care depending upon patient needs. Emergency room nursing is challenging as nurses need to act quickly in life and death situations. Nurses must be proficient working with patients and families in crisis. They are faced with raw emotions and physical trauma. In addition to caring for people with true emergencies, emergency room nurses care for people who are uninsured that utilize the emergency room as their main source of healthcare.
Emergency room nurses are exposed to stress in a different way than nurses who provide care in other branches of nursing. The stress that emergency room nurses experience is due to the emergent nature of the work and exposure to graphic trauma. Witnessing abuse and suicide attempts is very difficult. As a result, emergency room staff members are often among the most “tight knit” of all health care teams. They provide emotional support to each other. Much camaraderie is often present.
The Registered Nurse demonstrates proficiency by exhibiting the following skills, competencies, and behaviors:
– Nursing Process
– Clinical Outcomes
– Workplace Safety
– Patient Care Experience
– Ensures clean, orderly, and functional work environment
– Team Commitment
– Fiscal Responsibility
– Current CA RN license & BLS certification.
– One (1) year recent (within the last 3 years) full-time equivalent experience in ED, or successful completion of a KP ED training program or approved equivalent within prior 12 months.
– Current ACLS & PALS card required.
– BSN preferred
– CEN preferred
– Works alternate weekends.