Under the direct supervision of the Vice President of the Emergency Department and in accordance with standards of care and practice established by the Nursing Organization and the Emergency Nurses Association; the rules, regulations and/or standards established by the State Board of Nursing, the Joint Commission, appropriate specialty organizations relevant to the patient population under care and within established departmental policies and procedures, the incumbent performs the following functions: Essential Functions:
Patient Care Assessment: Interviews the patient and/or family to obtain a comprehensive history and to obtain data about patient’s development status, behavior, cultural, and health concerns. Examines the patient to obtain objective physical data. Reviews clinical data from diagnostic studies and previous records. Completes a physical and psychosocial assessment based on interview, examination and review of clinical data. Based on assessment, identifies nursing diagnoses/patient care problems. Documents data and assessment on appropriate form according to instructions. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to address patient needs. Reassesses patient status at established time frames and as indicated by the patient’s status.Reports status and changes in status as appropriate. Assesses potential for development of crisis situations and asks for assistance. Develops an individualized approach to deliver nursing care to the patient and family, including age-specific developmental needs and incorporating their input and preferences whenever possible. Establishes goals with the patient and the family. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to develop an integrated plan of care. Initiates discharge planning as an integral part of the plan of care at the time of admission and updates status of the discharge plan on a continuing basis. Documents plan of care on appropriately.
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: • Graduate from an approved school of nursing. Experience: • Two years medical, surgical or cardiac experience. • Emergency department or critical care experience preferred.
Licensure: • Current registration in the State of NH as a Registered Nurse.
Certifications: • BLS (Basic Life Support) • ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) • PALS (Pediatric Advance Life Support) • TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course) • Must obtain certifications prior to completion of orientation, not to exceed 21 days from date of hire with Catholic Medical Center. Must maintain all certifications throughout employment in the emergency department and other areas of the hospital if applicable.