Registered Nurse - Emergency Room

Spectrum Healthcare (TX) - San Antonio, TX (30+ days ago)


Job Summary

RN working in a Free-standing Emergency Room who will assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.

Position Responsibilities:
Collects current symptoms, as well as a detailed patient history and then consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
Performs triage, while considering both physical and psychosocial elements
Manages basic life support needs and stabilizes patients until the attending physician is available, based upon nursing standards and protocol
Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology
Records patient's' current vital signs
Works directly under physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments
Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, through an IV) and records prescribed medications
Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse
Provides IV therapy
Cleans and bandages wounds
Provides basic, bedside care
Maintains proper supplies and appropriate medical equipment to care for patients
Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies
Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/ exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation, as well as provides referrals to other health professionals for follow-up treatment
Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner
Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
Other Responsibilities
Completes required orientation as directed by facility
Follows facility safety rules and procedures while on assignment
Respects cultural and religious practices of patients
Upholds HIPAA regulations
Punctual and dependent for assigned/ confirmed shifts
Other duties as assigned by management
Qualifications and Skills
Graduate of an accredited nursing program
Current nursing license, in good standing with the State licensing board
Minimum of one (1) year Emergency Room (ER) nursing experience
Federal and state required credentials current and on file
Cognitive skills as related to the position
Must have BLS, ACLS & PALS prior to their first shift
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30.00 to $38.00 /hour

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30.00 to $38.00 /hour