*Major hospital in the DC, MD, VA area is seeking to hire several ER Nurse with $10,000 sign on bonus.* The Registered Nurse is a clinical practitioner who coordinates and implements patient care specific to the age and type of patient population served on the assigned units. She/he ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner, consistent with the unit's standards of care. She/he demonstrates performance consistent with the mission, vision and goals of the unit and organization; remains flexible to changing systems; is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice; and treats patients, families, staff and physicians with respect and consideration. Responsibilities:Patient Care Management and Clinical Judgment: Develops, interprets, implements, evaluates and documents a plan of care for each patient using the nursing process, specific to the age and type of patients served. Demonstrates effective decision-making and critical thinking skills coupled with nursing skills acquired through a process of integrating formal and experiential knowledge. Safely performs and documents nursing interventions consistent with nursing care standards and division/department policies.Collects, interprets and documents basic level data. Performs initial physiological, educational, and psychosocial assessments as per protocols/standards for admission, and daily during shift assessments while applying effective interviewing skills to elicit information from the patient and/or significant other that is necessary to establish the plan of care. Implements appropriate interventions in a timely manner.Functions to identify patient needs and problems (biophysical, cognitive, developmental, emotional, socio-cultural, and spiritual) supported by assessment data, and establishes priorities reflective of the patient's age specific needs.Demonstrates effective interpersonal communication skills with staff and other health are team members (ie discharge planning rounds, multidisciplinary rounds, report).Collaborates with patient and other health care team members to develop a comprehensive plan of care/pathway.Initiates and takes an active role in discharge planning inclusive of identifying referrals to appropriate community agencies.Implements and follows clinical practice standards of care (such as plans, pathways, protocols, flow charts, algorithms, etc.) for all patient populations cared for on the unit.Interprets and implements physician's orders in a timely manner.Establishes appropriate priorities for delivery of patient care and implements nursing actions in an appropriate time frame; assures that supplies and equipment are available for patient care.Anticipates and acts on potential predictable needs (such as pain management, skin management, etc.) and/or problems, in a timely manner.Demonstrates accountability for ongoing awareness of the status of assigned patients.Appropriately delegates nursing tasks to team members and consistently follows up to ensure and evaluate the outcomes. Identifies and reports unsafe practices and/or procedures related to patient care.Evaluates and modifies the multidisciplinary plan of care based on observable responses of the patient and attainment of patient outcomes each shift as evidenced by documentation. Assures problems are reviewed and revised as appropriate.Demonstrates competent technical skills for a specific patient population (see Unit Specific competencies, structure standards, procedure, protocols and policies).Demonstrates knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients on the assigned unit as described in the unit/area/department/policies/procedures and/or standards/competencies. Qualifications:Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing preferred.Must have Operating Room experienceTen (10), Education contact hours required annually, excluding mandatory hospital education requirements.Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.Ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.Knowledgeable and sensitive to patient's rights in the delivery of care.Communicates in a clear, concise manner appropriate to the developmental stage of the population served.Ability to learn and use computer systems in order to manage patient information.