ER Observation Nurse

Norfolk, VA:Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 18, 2018
Oct 19, 2018
Full Time
Job Description:

Sentara Leigh Hospital is currently seeking an experienced med-surg nurse for our observation/short stay unit.

These nurses will be responsible for managing admitted patients in the ED observation area (6 bed unit), with the primary goal of transitioning care to an inpatient unit or outpatient facility. Additional responsibilities in the observation area include monitoring non-admitted patients awaiting further diagnostic testing or procedures (i.e. cardiac stress test). Should the nurse desire, they may also be cross trained to work in the emergency department's fast track and focus care area. These areas treat stable, low to middle acuity walk-in patients. Responsibilities in these areas include assessment of patients with a physician or physician assistant, phlebotomy, specimen collection, medication administration, and the discharge of patients from the ED.

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The Registered Nursing (RN) is responsible to perform a competent level of nursing care as demonstrated by the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. The standards of practice (assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, coordination of care- teaching and health promotion and evaluation) along with the standards of professional performance (ethics, culturally congruent practice, communication, collaboration, leadership, education, evidence- based practice /nursing research, quality, evaluation, resource utilization, and environmental health) encompass the actions and foundation of professional nursing. The RN possesses clinical knowledge and skills to meet standards as required by specific clinical areas.

Education Level
RN-Associate's Degree OR
RN-Bachelor's Level Degree OR
RN-Diploma (Non-degree) OR
RN-Doctorate Level Degree OR
RN-Master's Level Degree

None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Required: Registered Nurse

Preferred: Basic Life Support

None, unless noted in the “Other” section below


New Hire Education Requirement: All Registered Nurses who do not have their BSN will be required to sign a BSN Agreement committing to successfully obtain their BSN within 5 years of hire. BSN or MSN preferred. Meets and maintains any requirements defined by specific specialty; Emergency Care - ACLS & PALS or ENPC within 1 year of hire; PALS within 6 months of hire. All Direct Care RN's required to have BLS within 90 days of hire.

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