The Emergency Services Registered Nurse promotes and restores patients’ health by completing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for a given population based upon age specific and cultural needs. This is done in a collaborative multidisciplinary approach embracing quality and safety and providing physical and psychological support along the healthcare continuum.
Performs plan of care intervention, including medication administration, specimen collection, clinical treatments, as well as other medical care treatment. Documents patient care given. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate to care team, physician, patient, and family. Assists patients with performing activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, elimination, nutrition, and ambulation. Collaborates as needed across disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial support needs. Evaluates learning needs of patient and/or family and provides patient/family education appropriate to age, culture, condition, and circumstances. Works as an advocate for the physical and emotional well-being of the patient. Performs triage while considering both physical and psychosocial elements. (after (1) ONE year of employment)
Works directly under physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments.
Prepares and administers the prescribed/ordered medications and administers them under the 5 Rights.
Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of the medications by a licensed registered nurse.
Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies.
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation and prevention.
Adheres to infection control polices and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substances regulations.
Maintains competency and knowledge through current standards of practice, trends and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by the physician.
Teaches the patient and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining; post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self administration of medications and rehabilitation, as well as provide referrals to other healthcare professionals for follow-up treatment.
Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner.
Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment.
Respects cultural and religious practices of the patients.
Upholds HIPAA regulations.