Catholic Health Initiatives Registered Nurse Emergency Dept. - Skiff Medical Center PRN (Varied) in NEWTON, Iowa

Registered Nurse Emergency Dept. - Skiff Medical Center PRN (Varied)

Description

POSITION SUMMARY: The registered nurse plans and provides direct and indirect care in the emergency care setting. He/She coordinates care with other disciplines, consults with the family or significant others and collaborates with the physician on the patient’s behalf. Able to triage safely, rapidly, and accurately, every patient that enters the emergency care setting. Able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in patient condition or response to treatment. The RN assesses, implements and evaluates nursing care. The RN is responsible for supervision of Emergency Department Technicians and Unit Secretaries.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Adheres to standards of care for respective nursing units and utilizes the nursing process. Demonstrates understanding of EMTALA and COBRA and adheres to those laws.

  • Demonstrates nursing knowledge, critical thinking and judgment concerning patient care delivery.

  • Demonstrates ability to establish priorities and organize effectively.

  • Demonstrates competence in the clinical practice area.

  • Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and continuing education.

  • Demonstrates professional written and verbal skills.

  • Demonstrates professional attitude and interest in work by maintaining acceptable work habits and behavior.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and participates in the education of patients, relatives, and/or visitors.

  • Demonstrates commitment to customer service.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: Understands and is able to apply the nursing process. Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions in English. Skilled in meeting the growth and development needs of infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient groups. Possesses knowledge and understanding of cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation processes of these patient groups. Maintains BCLS certification and attains ACLS, TNCC and PALS within 1 year of hire. NRP strongly encouraged.

EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Nursing experience in an Emergency Department, critical care unit or pre-hospital setting preferred.

  • Basic computer knowledge and experience encouraged.

LICENSURE: Current Iowa Registered Nurse license is required.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job Emergency Services

Primary Location IOWA-NEWTON-SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 7a-7:30p or 7p-7:30a

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0117515