Registered Nurse ER
Riverton Memorial Hospital - Riverton, WY

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The registered nurse is responsible for coordinating the nursing care of patients in order to provide quality patient care to patients ranging in age from newborn to geriatric. The RN applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan to identify patient and family requirements relative to age specific needs. The RN utilizes the nursing process and follows policies and procedures. The RN provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient care team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.
        Holds a current license in the state of Wyoming; permissible to work with a temporary license for a specified period of time.
        Has the ability to plan, direct and/or implement and evaluate the nursing care delivered to a group of patients.
        Has good clinical skills and judgement.
        Has the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with EMS, physicians, nurses and other hospital ancillary staff.
        Crisis management of critical patients.
        Will complete a skills checklist within 90 days of hire.
        Has current CPR card.
        ACLS current.
        STABLE or NALS
        Triage (ability to assess and prioritize patients in the Emergency Room for treatment by order of severity and complexity).
        Professional competence of hemodynamic monitoring (Central venous pressure lines and arterial lines). This includes set-up, maintenance and monitoring.
        Certification in CCRN or CEN desirable, but not mandatory.
        Hospital-wide staffing and chain of command
        EKG monitoring certification

        SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT: The following is a list of equipment staff personnel should be competent to operate. This is not meant to be all-inclusive and may be expanded based on addition of new equipment and technology.
        IV infusion pumps
        Bair hugger
        PCA pumps
        Blood warmer/infuser
        Feeding pumps
        Cooling blanket
        Telephone system
        Pulse oximeter
        Apnea monitor
        Department-specific equipment
        Meditech order entry
        Rapid Infuser
        Cardiac monitors
        I/O Equipment/Insertion
        Electrical cautery
        State radio
        Suction equipment
        Oxygen equipment
        Computer, faxes
        Transfers(Cobra law)
        Discharge instructions
        Eye exam (Morgan Lens)
        Wyoming State Rape Kit
        Special procedures set-up and care
        lumbar puncture
        chest tubes
        pelvic exam