How to Hire an ER Nurse

Does your growing business need an ER Nurse? An ER Nurse is a key position where they collaborate with doctors in the emergency room department to perform initial patient assessments.

Here are some tips to help you find great ER Nurse candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $40.61 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $19.50$61.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an ER Nurse?

Hiring an ER Nurse for your clinic or hospital is extremely crucial in making sure that your patients’ health concerns are addressed immediately. By being an integral part of the emergency response team, ER nurses help achieve patient’s get on track to better health and quality of life.

Choosing the right person as ER Nurse is essential to help your clinic treat patients with care and compassion to enable them to get well soon and achieve good health.

• Responsible for maintenance of high-quality care standards in the emergency room
• Support in patient checking, doctor’s triage work and assist in completing initial insurance documentation
• Collaborate with doctors to keep all family members of the patient updated on the test results and treatment recommendations

Skills to look for in a great ER Nurse

It is essential to review the skills and qualifications of all possible candidates to identify the most suitable candidate for ER Nurse.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
• Possess a current and valid nursing license
• Preferred to possess TNCC certification
• Proven experience of 2+ years’ as part of an emergency medical team
• Excellent communication and teamwork skills
• Advanced quick thinking and problem-solving skills

Writing an ER Nurse job description

A thoughtful description is important in finding qualified ER Nurse candidates. An ER Nurse job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for ER Nurse jobs, such as:

• ER Nurse
• Emergency Room Nurse
• Registered Nurse

Interviewing ER Nurse candidates

In the interview process for suitable candidates for ER Nurse, comparing the skills and qualifications of all potential candidates is essential.

• Proficiency in the field of nursing and associated areas
• Knowledge and experience of performing initial health assessment and perform all supportive work in treating patients along with emergency room doctors
•How they’ve excelled at improving patient health by actively performing emergency room medical procedures

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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