Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the care of patients in the ED. Promotes teamwork with physicians, mid-level practitioners and personnel of other departments. Is accountable for adhering to all standards of emergency nursing care and for managing supplies and equipment.
Register patients, obtaining signatures for consent of treatment and assignment of insurance benefits when registration is unavailable.
Obtain copies of insurance cards and ID when registration is unavailable.
Complete all ED forms with handwriting that is legible and neat.
Assist in ED record documentation as allowed by NYSDOH. Obtain vital signs, complaint and height/weight as needed, completion of history and medication reconciliation.
Perform fingersticks for glucose testing.
Assist with ambulance communication, pre hospital and hospital, from the ED.
Xerox copies of medical records.
Assures proper charge items are entered into electronic medical record.
Orders supplies as needed. Keeps the ED clean and neat.
Retrieves medical records from HIM when department is closed.
Performs 12 lead EKG's, applies cardiac monitor, NIBP, and pulse oximeter.
Proficient in IV venipuncture skills.
Ensures collection, labeling and delivery of specimens.
Transports and moves patients safely and appropriately.
Assist MD/PA/NP with surgical or invasive procedures, i.e. suturing, insertion of chest tubes, etc.
Maintains sterile/aseptic technique.
Cleans instruments in proper solution for return to Central Supply.
Obtains ice from acute care for ED use.
Assists on acute care when there are no ED patients.
Is knowledgeable of location, care and use of emergency department.
Knowledge of policies, procedures specific to the ED.
Additional duties as assigned.formance Appraisal
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, currently licensed in the State of New York. Membership in a professional organization suggested.
Minimum of one year of acute care experience required.
Minimum of 2 years critical care or emergency room experience preferred.
Basic knowledge of nursing theory and practice. Knowledge of appropriate technology and practice standards for area of responsibility.
Demonstrates sound clinical skills; knowledge of Hospital structure, objectives and standards of practice, positive communication skills.
NYS Registered Nurse license required.
Basic Life Support, ACLS, and PALS certifications required.
TNCC and ENPC certification required within one year. CEN preferred.
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