Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Per Diem
Posted on: November 24, 2022
Utilizing the nursing process, provides high quality direct and
indirect patient-centered care. - Coordinates patient care by
working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, patients
and families. - Communicates, as appropriate, the patient's
clinical condition, responding quickly and accurately to changes in
condition or response to treatment. - Demonstrates knowledge of the
principles of growth and development over the life span and the
skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient
population served. - Promotes the profession of nursing and
professional practice through collegial support and interactions.
Reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing and have and
maintain a current Registered Nurse license in the State of
Must have certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire or
within 3 months of hire.
Obtain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified within one
(1) year of completion of hire into position; Pediatric Advanced
Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC)
within 2 years of hire into position and maintain certification
while employed in this position. -
Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally
and in writing.
Possesses basic computer skills.
Must be capable of taking swift and efficient action, including
patient restraint when responding to patient emergency codes. -
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be
construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills,
efforts or working conditions associated with the job. - They are
intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and
responsibilities of this position. - These responsibilities and
competencies listed below may change from time to time.
- - - - - - - - - Job-Specific Competency
Performs population-specific comprehensive assessments and
re-assessments of the patient's condition and care needs including
the psychosocial, physical, educational and cultural aspects.
Assesses and reassesses pain. - Utilizes appropriate pain
management tools and techniques. - Educates the patient and family
regarding pain management. - Documentation reflects assessments,
interventions and evaluation of effectiveness.
Develops and revises individualized plans of care as indicated by
assessment and patient response to treatment. - - Evaluates overall
plan periodically for effectiveness. - Involves the patient and
family in the formulation of goals.
Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential
for medication errors. Demonstrates knowledge of medications and
their correct administration based on age of the patient and their
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety and promotes positive patient
Documents the nursing process and responses to care in a timely
manner utilizing the appropriate tools.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function
under stressful situations. - Utilizes critical thinking skills and
sound judgment in priority setting and delegation.
Formulates and implements a teaching plan for patients and families
based upon identified learning needs. Evaluates effectiveness of
Demonstrates autonomous practice, consistent with evidence-based
standards. - Pursues personal and professional growth and
development. - Serves as a professional role model and mentor.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the lifespan and the skills necessary to provide
age-appropriate care to patients served. Able to interpret data
about the patient status in order to identify each patient's
age-specific needs and provide care needed by the patient
Provides an accurate and pertinent report of the patient's
condition for safe transfer of care.
Uses triage process to ensure timely and appropriate care to
patients. - Accurately assigns triage categories.
Monitors hemodynamic status of patients and correctly interpret the
results. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring; identifies
dysrhythmias and treats appropriately.
Demonstrates knowledge of airway management procedures and the
ability to utilize appropriate equipment.
Maintains a good rapport/relationship and a cooperative working
relationship with outside agencies i.e. Public Safety Officials;
police, fire, EMS organizations, referring agencies ECF, Visiting
Nurse Association's, Department of Child and Family Affairs
Maintains clinical competence and awareness of all ECHN policies,
procedures and guidelines.
Keywords: ECHN, Meriden , Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, Per Diem, Healthcare , Meriden, Connecticut
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