REGISTERED NURSE-EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT-Full Time Nights 7PM - 7:30AM (20653)
Company: Newbridge Health & Wellness
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Under the general supervision of the ER Director or Assistant
Director of Nursing, provides direct nursing care to patients.
Identifies and documents initial observation and assessment of the
patient's needs for immediate nursing action.
Systematically and accurately assesses nursing needs of the patient
in order to detect pertinent changes in the clinical picture.
Assesses the needs of patient's family or significant others in
regards to the patient's direct or long term care.
Selects, plans, evaluates all pertinent data and documents care
based on this assessment.
Assesses, intervenes, and documents appropriately to meet patient's
educational, psychosocial, and discharge planning needs appropriate
to outpatient care and effectiveness.
Initiates appropriate referrals to other departments, services,
and/or outside agencies for patient care.
DIRECT PATIENT CARE
Gives comprehensive, confidential patient care.
Initiates and follows through with patient and family teaching and
Consults with unit Nursing Leadership regarding significant changes
in patient's condition.
Collaborates with all members of the health care team.
Communicates relevant patient care information upon in house
Utilizes patient care standards in clinical practice.
Documents pertinent information regarding patient's response to
treatment and progression toward goals in patient's chart.
Transcribes outpatient physician orders, gives written and verbal
instructions to patient and/or significant others and documents in
patient chart accurately and timely.
Seeks clarification of physician's written prescriptions and orders
that are unclear or inappropriate.
Interprets clinical data and notifies the physician promptly if
immediate changes in management are indicated.
Administers either IM, PO or subcutaneous medications in compliance
with policies and procedures and does teaching with patient,
family, and significant other (e.g., signs and symptoms of
medication, food and drug interaction, physical, psycho social and
nutrition in accordance to cultural needs).
Checks to ensure that emergency equipment is on hand and in good
Checks that policy and procedure is followed accurately and
consistently on proper handling of sharps.
Recognizes and reports malfunction or failure of equipment used in
the area to Biomedical Engineering; takes appropriate action to
repair/replace such equipment (e.g., cardiac monitors,
defibrillators, suction apparatus, doppler, O2 tank, liquid nitogen
tank, laser equipment, CO2 tank, pulse oximetry and pacemaker).
Checks that all monitoring equipment and ventilator alarms are set
according to standards.
INDIRECT PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES
Participates in multidisciplinary patient care rounds by presenting
findings on patients.
Applies principles of infection control and safety.
Assists in the orientation of new personnel.
Provides clinical supervision of Certified Nurse Aides and other
Relieves the Director as required.
Assists in data collection and analysis of Quality Assurance/CQI
monitors; participates in implementation of follow up action.
Effectively utilizes the hospital computer system as it pertains to
job responsibilities and in accordance with hospital policy.
Participates actively on Quality Improvement committees as
Participates in all safety and hazard procedures.
Assists other personnel as needed.
Keeps up-to-date with current trends pertinent to area of
Participates in continuing education activities; attends scheduled
in-service programs; shares information gained at conferences with
Responds to hospital codes (Code Blue, etc.,) as assigned.
Responds to emergencies in non-clinical areas as per policy and
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