Registered Nurse, Emergency Department

  • Memorial Health System
  • Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Stahlhut Drive, Lincoln, IL, USA
  • Jun 29, 2021
Full time Emergency Room

Job Description

Responsible for the care of a designated group of patients in a structured setting through the appropriate utilization of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her assigned unit.

  • Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcome, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Performs nursing bedside procedures including but not limited to accucheck and rapid strept.
  • Interviews patients and /or family to obtain required history and determine appropriate Triage status.
  • Initiates IV access and administers fluid therapy in safe manner.
  • Assists physicians with multiple bedside procedures including but not limited to chest tube insertion, intubation, suturing, lumbar puncture, etc.
  • Accurately cares for patients receiving forensic care, ie. Blood alcohol levels, workers compensation, rape, patient abuse.
  • Provides patient teaching relative to presenting conditions.
  • Completes 12 lead EKG’s.
  • Completes process for admission, discharge and transfer appropriately.
  • Assures that department is survey-ready at all times.
  • Communicates effectively with ED physicians and team members.
  • Administers blood and blood components in a safe manner.
  • Provides safe patient care during patient transport utilizing appropriate protocols.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

 

Education Level

RN

Experience (years)

1