Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 27, 2017
Closes
Oct 04, 2018
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Position Purpose:
ER nurses deliver care in an emergency department where patients arrive with a full spectrum of disease and/or injury to include adult emergencies. Ability to interview, assess triage and establish priority of care is essential. ER Nurses are responsible for the coordinating of and performing direct nursing care for patients, utilizing concepts of the nursing process as well as emergency resuscitation guidelines for adults and infants.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, develops, assesses, and evaluates care provided to members.
  • In conjunction with physicians, evaluates and develops discharge plans, recommends alternative levels of care, and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Critical thinking to intervene with appropriate intervention for urgent/emergent care.
  • Head-to-toe assessments - knowledge of normal vs. abnormal findings and reporting of abnormal findings to Charge Nurse.
  • Critical thinking to intervene with appropriate intervention for urgent/emergent care. Care of the acute and chronically ill patients
  • Encourages members to follow plans of care (e.g., drug therapy, physical therapy).
  • Makes referrals to appropriate community services.
  • Identifies and recommends opportunities for cost savings and improving the quality of care across the continuum.
  • Interprets regulations, health plan benefits, policies, and procedures for members, physicians,
    medical office staff, contract providers, and outside agencies.
  • Coordinates transmission of clinical and benefit treatment to patients, families

Education and Experience Requirements:

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 2 years ER experience

EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. BSN degree in nursing preferred

REQUIRED LICENSES: Current D.C. licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS: Have and maintain current BLS, ACLS and PALS encouraged

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS:

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates active listening techniques; gains support through effective relationships; treats others with dignity and respect; seeks feedback; establishes systems to measure effectiveness, efficiency, and service; creates and maintains reporting mechanisms.

Language Skills: English is the primary language of the facility. Must be able to express self adequately in written and oral communication and to communicate effectively in an interdisciplinary care setting with patients, family, and staff members. Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, patient or family, physicians and public.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Also the ability to draw and interpret various graphs.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral and/or diagram form. Ability to define and solve problems collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in statistical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Continuing Education: Attends in-service and education programs; attends continuing education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure







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