RN - ER (Days)
KNAPP MEDICAL CENTER - Weslaco, TX

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Required Qualification
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
Current RN licensure in Texas, BLS certified.
EXPERIENCE:
-Minimum of one year critical experience preferred. Critical care experience preferred.
-Basic arrhythmia knowledge preferred.
-BLS required within 14 days of employment
-NRP, ACLS, PALS/ENPC,TNCC/ATCN, and SAMA preferred or recommended within one year.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
-Reads and writes Basic English with the basic skills necessary to transfer physician's orders.
-Ability to move in excess of 100 pounds, with assistance from other staff
-Knowledge of universal precautions.
-Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient and family.

Current RN licensure in Texas, BLS certified.
EXPERIENCE:
-Minimum of one year critical experience preferred. Critical care experience preferred.
-Basic arrhythmia knowledge preferred.
-BLS required within 14 days of employment
-NRP, ACLS, PALS/ENPC,TNCC/ATCN, and SAMA preferred or recommended within one year.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
-Reads and writes Basic English with the basic skills necessary to transfer physician's orders.
-Ability to move in excess of 100 pounds, with assistance from other staff
-Knowledge of universal precautions.

Job description/Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Emergency and Trauma Services the staff RN is a professional care giver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment/instrumentation, and other health care team members. If assigned as charge nurse, will serve as resource for coordination of activities on a single unit. Responsibilities as charge nurse include, but are not limited to, assessment of unit needs and available resources for current and oncoming shift(s) based on: patient acuity, volume, individual and family needs and special clinical procedures or interventions pending.

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