Registered Nurse Emergency Department, full-time

Catholic Medical Center
Full time Full day
Manchester, NH

Under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Services, is responsible for safe, effective and quality patient and family centered care in the Emergency Department.


This is a full-time position working 36 hours per week, variable shifts.


Responsibilities


Professionalism


1 Demonstrates ability to work independently and within a team environment


2 Adheres to standards and applicable codes of conduct that govern behavior among peer and colleagues to create an environment promoting cooperation, respect and trust


3 Maintains professionalism by conforming to the Huggins Hospital dress code


4 Continues professional growth by maintaining education hours for license renewals 5


5 Maintain certifications: ACLS, BCLS, PALS, NRP. Within 1 year obtains TNCC


Clinical Competency


1 Plans, evaluates, directs and renders care according to established standards of care


2 Incorporates evidenced based best practice into everyday clinical activities


3 Performs medication reconciliation and administers medications safely and appropriately using the 5 rights of medication administration, leveraging technology and pharmacy resources


4 Recognizes and performs nursing interventions to maintain the body's homeostasis (acid-base balance, fluids and electrolyte imbalances, wound and tissue perfusion)


5 In accordance with standing Emergency Department medical protocols and standing orders; enters orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition, communicates same treating provider


6 Maintains accurate, detailed clinical nursing documentation, reports and records


7 Within the scope of nursing practice, provides oversight of nursing care activates of ancillary nursing/healthcare teams member


8 Demonstrate flexibility, practice and collaboration to cross train in other departments


9 Consistently utilizes clear, concise, professional communication in all interactions including; with patients, families, between disciplines, inter-departmentally and with outside agencies


Quality


1 Ensures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; make or recommend necessary adjustments


2 Follows Huggins Hospital's mission, vision and philosophy of care


3 Participates in quality review within the department and assists with performance improvement projects


4 Adheres to the standards of care as outline by the Emergency Nurses Association


Patient Advocacy


1 Develops and/or implements an individualized plan of care, including developmental and cultural needs


2 Utilizes appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, healthcare illiteracy, hearing and sight impaired individuals


3 Take proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse/neglect including child, elder, sexual abuse, spousal abuse and reports same to supervisor and appropriate authorities


4 Clear communication of patient plan of care and education at a level the patient, family, caregiver can comprehend




  • Education: Graduate from an accredited nursing program, BSN preferred




  • Experience: One (1) year of Emergency Nursing experience preferred. Must be computer literate and fluent in electronic health record documentation




  • CEN preferred




  • NRP - TNCC within year of hire




  • Current New Hampshire RN license



  • ACLS, PALS, BLS

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