The RN assesses all patients who present to the Emergency Department requesting treatment through the use of the nursing process. RN is responsible for providing up-to-date, timely and comprehensive nursing care. Coordinates acute care and necessary follow-up with other staff members, other departments, Emergency Department physicians, the patient’s primary care physician and all others as necessary. Follows Registered Nurse state practice guidelines and hospital policies and procedures.
In addition, as assigned by the Director or Manager, the RN may be assigned charge nurse duties. The Charge Nurse assists Department Director and Clinical Team Leaders in tasks and assigned duties. Oversees and coordinates care of all patients presenting for treatment. Assigns patient care assignments according to the needs of the patients as well as available staff. Resolves conflicts with staff, physicians, patient and families as necessary. Coordinates with the Director and Clinical Team Leaders on all other aspects of departmental functions as needed. Assists with clinical care of patients as necessary.
Requires graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Must maintain Current State of Idaho Registered Nurse license, AHA CPR for Healthcare Providers certification and hospital mandatory education and training.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support – within 6 months of hire and keep current thereafter
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support – within one year of hire and keep current thereafter
- Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) – initial course within one year of hire
- TNCC – within one year of hire and keep current thereafter
Has frequent interaction with physicians, nursing staff, other departments, patients and their families. Must have sensitivity, maturity and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Will follow assigned unit dress code and present a professional image at all times.
If individual desires to pursue leadership role in the Emergency Department, they may do so following one year of Emergency Department nursing experience and proficiency in NVCI, ACLS, and PALS and TNCC.
The largest medical facility in the region, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) is a modern, Joint Commission-accredited, 336-bed...