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Registered Nurse (RN) - Night - PRN

Company: Exceptional Healthcare Inc.
Location: Port Arthur
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Emergency Room Nurse provides direct and indirect patient care in the emergency care setting and provides care that reflects initiative, flexibility, and responsibility indicative of professional expectation with a minimum of supervision. The Emergency Room Nurse is able to triage safely, rapidly and accurately, every patient that enters the emergency care system.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Determine priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors
  • influencing patient flow through the system.
  • Communicate with Emergency Department physicians about changes in patient's status, symptomatology, and results of diagnostic studies.
  • Able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.
  • Maintain awareness of current ER operational policies and procedures which impact position responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate current comprehensive and professional knowledge and skills in conformation with recognized nursing standards including the Patient Bill of Rights standards for patient care and the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Provide direct patient care, evaluate outcomes, consult with other specialists as required and adjust nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Able to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy, including pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients and the general patient population.
  • Able to use triage process to ensure timely and appropriate care to patients and accurately assign triage categories.
  • Able to adequately assess and reassess pain, utilize appropriate pain management techniques, and educate the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Able to monitor hemodynamic status of patient and correctly interpret the results.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cardiac monitoring to identify dysrhythmias.
  • Able to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory's and according to patient care unit's policies and procedures.
  • Able to interpret the results of waived tests and take appropriate action on waived test results.
  • Maintain current knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition.
  • Maintain accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, treatments, responses, and assessment of changes.
  • Perform all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduce the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Interact professionally with patient and family and involve patient and family in the formation of the plan of care.
  • Formulate a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluate effectiveness of learning, including family in teaching as appropriate.
  • Maintain a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with ER standards.
  • Ensure an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  • Assist in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment.
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • At least 3-5 years of Emergency, Room Registered Nurse experience.
      • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
      • Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
      • Ability to add, subtract, multiply; and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
      • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situation.
        • Basic computer skills
        • EHR Documentation via EPOWERdoc
          • Current Texas RN license or Compact License
          • Current BLS Certification
          • Current ACLS Certification
          • Current PALS Certification
            • Professional Maturity: The ability to separate emotional feelings from the real issues at hand
            • Responsibility: The ability to accept choices you have made and the results they have led to
            • Communication: The ability to write and speak effectively; actively listens to others and give feedback.
            • Flexibility: Demonstrate responsiveness and adaptability following change initiatives.
            • Intelligence: Understand information and apply new knowledge.
              SHIFT & SCHEDULE
              • PRN
              • Night Shift
              • 6 PM - 6 AM
              • Varying Days, Wednesdays (possibly weekly or biweekly)

Keywords: Exceptional Healthcare Inc., Port Arthur , Registered Nurse (RN) - Night - PRN, Healthcare , Port Arthur, Texas

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