Full Job Description
Assesses, evaluates, plans, implements, and leads direct patient care activities accurately and precisely based on the nursing process. Coordinates care with patient, patient family, and ancillary departments; participates in continuing age-specific patient and family health care education and discharge planning; effective job initiative and clinical work skills. Serves as Employee Health Nurse as required. Identifies health and safety concerns and unsafe work practices within the workplace. Is involved in developing safe work practices and is held accountable for the day to day efforts of ensuring a safe workplace by following safe work practices.
Directs flow of patients and sets priority of care through use of patient assessment and triage while demonstrating flexibility to adjust to fluctuations in patient workloads. Documents initial/ongoing assessment and all interventions on emergency medical record accurately; communicates assessment data and findings to other member of the health care team.
Delivers direct age-specific patient care consistent with standard of care, emergency nursing guidelines, and policies/procedures within the emergency department, and as directed by the physician.
Administers medications, IV therapy, blood products, and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
Acts as Employee Health Nurse, completes TB testing, HEP B vaccinations, any other vaccines required, and ensuring the Employee Health Policy and Procedures are followed. Makes sure reportable injuries are reported to the appropriate authorities.
Participates in patient education (pertinent to individuals' age and development) and ensures that patient understands discharge instructions; coordinates patient's care with other departments, physicians, and out of hospital procedures. Ensures patient and staffs' safety (guard rails up and locked, patient ID bands, restraints as needed, etc.)
Demonstrates knowledge in arrhythmia recognition and treatment, meds and action and side effects; administers various treatments, and uses specialized emergency equipment.
Provides change of shift report, giving concise, pertinent information; reports abnormal/problems on a timely basis. Completes job tasks (e.g. cleaning, restocking, glucose monitor check, etc.).
Participates in quality improvement activities (chart review, monthly audits, satisfaction forms, and patient call-backs, etc.), and checking appropriate charges. Participates in required and voluntary CE programs, and keeps own CE record current.
Demonstrates individual role in emergency code situations.
Suggests and assists in the development of new and/or expanded services to better serve the community. Promotes customer satisfaction by listening to their needs, and communicates concerns to Emergency Department Manager/physician.
Knowledge of Meditech, and other programs as needed.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, and currently licensed to practice in the state of Michigan. Current BCLS certification (pediatric and adult) upon hire, and maintain throughout employment. Must have ACLS and PALS certification or willingness to obtain within six (6) months from the date of hire/change of status. TNCC certification within two (2) years. Minimum of two (2) years of on-going, consistent emergency experience is desired. Willingness to obtain state tb certification.