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Staff RN - ER

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
Location
US-CA-National City
ID
2021-82364
Category
RN
Position Type
Full Time
Shift
Days

Overview

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the delivery of safe patient care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Provides direct patient care within the scope of practice. The Registered Nurse also directs and guides patient/family teaching and activities of other nursing personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing care in Telemetry. The Registered Nurse is directly responsible and accountable for the care given to his/her patients in the Emergency Department. He / She communicates with the physician about the changes in the patient's clinical condition including results of the diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is capable of responding quickly and accurately to changes in the condition and/or response to treatment. Is knowledgeable about EMTALA regulations and reporting of child/adult abuse to appropriate agencies and Hospital Social Worker. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.

Responsibilities

  • Recognizes signs of abuse and reports appropriately to the hospital social worker and/or Child /Adult Protective Services. Familiar with the EMTALA Regulations.
  • Responsible for the observation and direction of patient lifts, mobilization, and shall participate as needed in patient handling.
  • Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1)
  • Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation, 3) Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.
  • Uses professional judgment and clinical assessment in safe patient handling that are consistent with Safe Patient Handling policies.
  • Uses two patient identifiers consistently when drawing lab, administering medications and performing procedures. Follows medication reconciliation policy consistently.
  • Does not use unacceptable abbreviations in documentation (uses read back on all telephone orders.) Monitors authentication and validation of telephone orders within 24 hours by the physician.
  • Ensures consistently that all clinical alarms, i.e. cardiac monitors are set with the appropriate parameters for the patient and are audible at all times.
  • Ensures Crash Cart, defibrillation function have been checked per protocol and after each code, appropriate items are immediately replaced and indicated by signature on crash cart checklist.
  • Is in compliance with information contained in the Infection Manual (i.e. OSHA blood borne pathogen standards, CDC Guidelines), and demonstrates appropriate use of personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, gowns, masks, goggles) and hand hygiene techniques.
  • Gives thorough, detailed efficient change of shift report or upon patient intra-department transfer to ensure consistency in the plan of care. Uses the SBAR communication methodology in all reporting.
  • Assists physicians with special tests and procedures in the unit. Uses universal protocol “time out” on all patients for any invasive/bedside procedures.

Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

  1. Current and valid state RN License.
  2. Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.
  3. Current ACLS (AHA) certificate 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  4. Current PALS (AHA) certificate and/or ENPC 30 days upon hire and maintain current.
  5. Minimum of one year experience as a staff nurse RN in an acute care hospital setting; E.R. setting preferred.
  6. Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) preferred.
  7. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.
  8. Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) certificate within 6 months of hire and maintain current annually.

Facility Specific Requirements (facility may require items listed below):

  1. In Paramedic Base Station ED: MICN within 12 months of hire and maintain current.
  2. EDAP certified facilities: Completion of emergency pediatric course 1 and 2 within 6 months of hire.
  3. Non-OB facilities: NRP (AHA) certificate 90 days upon hire and maintain current.
  4. Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNNC) within 12 months of hire required.



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