Job Description & Requirements
Emergency Room Nurse - Emergency Nurse
Assesses (and reassesses), plans, implements, and evaluates nursing interventions/plans of care/patient goals.
Provides patient care based on standards of care, standards of practice, protocols, and established policies and procedures.
Respects each patient as an individual; provides care that fosters the patient’s sense of dignity and positive self-regard.
Provides patient/family teaching based on identified learning needs, readiness to learn, and barriers to learning.
Collaboratively plans and prepares patient/family for discharge incorporating support systems/resources as necessary Appropriately delegates and supervises nursing interventions performed by others.
Appropriately prioritizes patient care (e.g. seeks assistance as needed from appropriate resources, reassigns personnel as necessary, recognizes need for emergency intervention, etc.).
Provides thorough, timely, and accurate documentation of all pertinent data, therapeutic interventions and patient responses according to established standards.
Provides timely and thorough report on assigned patients to other health care team members to ensure integration of services and continuity of patient care.
Promotes learning for colleagues and self (e.g. functions as preceptor, instructor, trainer, attends professional development programs, etc.).
Proactively identifies risk to patient safety and identifies opportunities to reduce medical/health care errors (i.e. appropriate reporting of errors/incidents).
Identifies ethical issues in care and develops plan to address.