Fort Madison Community Hospital
The Emergency Room RN is responsible for identifying patient needs and priorities for care through assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation. Provides direct and indirect patient care in the Emergency Care Setting. Is able to triage safely, rapidly and accurately, every patient that enters the emergency care system. RN’s coordinate care between other professional disciplines as needed.
The Emergency Room RN will be able to demonstrate the following essential competencies, duties and responsibilities as a result of education, experience and initial orientation and ongoing corporate learning.
- Collects and records current symptoms, as well as a detailed patient history and then consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans.
- Performs triage, while considering both physical and psychosocial elements, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system.
- Manages basic life support needs and stabilizes patients until the attending physician is available, based upon nursing standards and protocol.
- Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomology.
- Works with physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments.
- Communicates with Emergency Department physicians about changes in patient’s status, symptomatology and results of diagnostic studies.
- Prepares, administers and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with policy regarding administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse.
- Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation, as well as provides referrals to other healthcare professionals for follow-up treatment.
Is a graduate of appropriate accredited institution and can provide proof of education.
Clinical nursing experience preferred. Must be able to provide nursing care to patients of all ages according to patient population served. Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Basic computer knowledge preferred.
Registration and current R.N. license in state where employed, current BLS, successful completion of accredited Pharmacology course. ACLS and PALS within one year of hire. TNCC within 2 years of hire.
Commensurate with Experience
6 pm - 6:30 am and Occasional Variable Shift (10:30 am - 11 pm)