The Emergency Department RN delivers nursing care to patients in the Emergency Department. The ED RN provides care to patients across their life span, and through the nursing process, assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, evaluates and documents the effects of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-care personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. The nursing functions of the RN are carried out according to the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing.
St. Luke's Warren Campus located in Phillipsburg, NJ is seeking RN's to join our talented Emergency Room team!
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Triages patients appropriately according to the ESI 5 Level Triage system.
- Performs in depth, systematic assessment of all assigned patients.
- Formulates collaborative and individualized plan of care and identifies expected patient outcomes using the nursing process.
- Implements, evaluates and documents patient care interventions and effectiveness in accordance with care plan.
- Organizes, coordinates and prioritizes patient care consistently utilizing available resources.
- Demonstrates competence in and current knowledge in the principles of emergency nursing.
- Maintains a working knowledge of current critical care technology.
- Functions as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to coworkers.
- Demonstrates ability to care for patients having emergent or high acuity needs.
- Demonstrates skills in crisis intervention for unique patient populations such as sexual assault and abuse, survivors, and psychiatric emergencies.
- Consistently utilizes assistive devices whenever appropriate to ensure safe patient handling. Utilizes proper body mechanics at all times.
- Demonstrates knowledge in disaster preparedness.
- Complies with established chain of command for work related problems.
- Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
- Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 4 hours at a time. Walk up to 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 pounds. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 pounds. Transport patients weighing up to 300 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 300 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop and bend, crouch, kneel and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen).
Graduate of an accredited professional nursing program as evidenced by a current/active Registered Nurse license in the State of New Jersey.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
- One year nursing experience preferred.
- Successful completion of BLS.
- PALS or ENPC required within one year of working in the Emergency Department.
- Successful completion of an approved Critical Care Course within one year.
- ACLS required within one year of working in the Emergency Department
- Successful completion of basic dysrhythmia course within one year.
- Basic computer skills.
- 8 hours of trauma related education required annually.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!