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Emergency Department Registered Nurse

Company: NCH Healthcare
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

The Emergency Department Registered Nurse plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care in patient care situations using standards of care, policy and procedure. Provides direct nursing care to patients, assumes teaching and leadership responsibilities, and participates in shared decision making, unit committee and quality improvement activities. The primary role of the nurse is to provide care for all types and age groups of emergency and minor care patients. Other duties include:

  • Developing plans that include strategies to attain expected outcomes
  • Implementing the plan of care interventions and medical plan of care as appropriate
  • Using patient teaching to promote health and safety
  • Evaluating progress toward outcomes
  • Practicing ethically and maintaining current knowledge and competence
  • Contributing to quality nursing practice and shared decision making
  • Communicating effectively in all areas of practice
  • Demonstrating leadership in the professional practice setting and collaborating with others
  • Utilizing appropriate resources to plan and provide nursing services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible
  • Practicing in an environmentally safe and healthy manner and fostering the shared decision-making model of the NCH Healthcare System
  • Participating in orientation of new personnel, serving as preceptor, and cross-training to all areas of the Emergency Department
  • Assuming accountability and responsibility for care of admitted patients and completion of inpatient orders for patients waiting for admission
  • Maintaining continuum of care by referral of patients to appropriate community agencies
  • Using the appropriate tracked system for patient care and making rapid critical decisions in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Assisting peers with assignments, being aware of activities within the department, assisting peers without prompting, responding to needs in other areas, and being flexible in rotation of schedules Requirements include:
    • Minimum of 1 year of experience as RN in acute care or at least 1 year of Emergency or pediatric ICU acute experience required
    • Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the State of Florida
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association
    • Advanced Life Support (ALS) certification required from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association
    • ENPC and TNCC desirable
    • Intermediate computer knowledge: Uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows Candidates without Emergency Department experience and new graduates RN may complete Emergency Department fellowship program. New graduate nurses will be considered for program. Required to sign a fellowship agreement which includes a 2-year employment commitment to remain in Emergency Department in a full-time position after completion of training. A Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.

Keywords: NCH Healthcare, Baltimore , Emergency Department Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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