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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
10/12/2018
Job Category:
Nursing
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Registered Nurse - Ed
Trinity Health Corporation | Darby, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

Emergency Response

* Maintains BCLS/CPR and specialty training (ACLS, PALS) as required.
* Recognizes changes in patient condition & responds appropriately.
* Recognizes and initiates "Stroke Protocols" as indicated.
* Recognizes and initiates "Rapid Response" as needed per policy.
* Performs in RN role within the resuscitation team.
* Reprioritizes and delegates other responsibilities during emergency situation.
* Functions calmly and efficiently in an emergency situation so that the patient's immediate needs are addressed and met.
* Proficient in the use of emergency equipment:
* Properly uses Bag-Valve-Mask resuscitator.
* Locates commonly used emergency items and medications on the crash cart.
* Demonstrates proper placement of defibrillator paddles.
* Checks and tests crash cart/defibrillator, according to policy and documents
* Keeps family/significant others informed of patient status.
* Demonstrates proficiency in end of life policies (i.e.; DNR, (Organ Donation) Gift of Life).
* Documents emergency interventions according to policy.
* Cares for and maintains dignity of deceased patients (post mortem, medical examiner/autopsy.

Performance Measures - 100% compliance with maintaining required certification, i.e. CPR, ACLS, or PALS.

* Able to verbalize all Code Alerts for the organization and what the responsibility of the RN is for each alert.
* 100% completion of appropriate check list of all departmental emergency equipment, i.e. crash cart.
* Facilitates notification of Gift of Life as required. Emergency Department Nursing Skills
* Age specific tasks meeting criteria and performance standards and demonstration of knowledge and abilities to care for the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population
* Perform all aspects of the ED RN position in accordance with related departmental policy and procedures, standards and guidelines
* Provides patient / family with written instructions / information concerning disease, treatments, and medications at the time of discharge
* Interprets cardiac dysrhythmias appropriately and initiates action according to ACLS protocol
* Assist with the insertion of temporary pacemakers
* Assist with endotracheal intubation and emergency airway management
* Assist with treatments associated traumatic injuries, ie: lacerations, fractures, peritoneal lavage
* Displays knowledge related to modes for oxygen therapy, including mechanical ventilation
* Assist with insertion of chest tubes and correctly assembles and maintains collection system
* Demonstrates stabilization for cervical spine injuries through immobilization with sandbags, collars, Miami J collars, or cervical tongs for traction
* Applies / assist with the application of slings, immobilizers splints and casts for musculoskeletal injuries
* Inserts / assists with the insertion and maintenance of gastric tubes for lavage, suction or medication instillation / administration
* Provide airway assessment and maintains patency of artificial airway through suctioning as required
* Assist with Oral and nasopharyngeal airways, ETT, Crico Thyrothomy, Tracheostomy, POCT
* Demonstrates appropriate waive testing specific to emergency department, ie: pregnancy UA, glucose testing
* Possesses knowledge in regards to police examination procedures for rape evaluations / examinations
* Assist with forensic evidence collection in sexual assault cases (MFH)
* Demonstrates assessment and provides care for patients with burns and / or inhalation injuries
* Demonstrates knowledge in the care of obstetrical patients
* Provides crisis intervention for psychiatric emergencies and patients with psychological stress disorders
* Displays knowledge for assessment and care of drug / alcohol ingestion patients
* Notifies external agencies for reportable cases identified in patient assessments and care suspected child abuse - Child / Youth services, STD, TB , AIDS - Department of Health
* Manage the complex care of critically ill patients
* Applies critical care theory in care of patients Required Emergency Department RN Education/ Experience - 1 year emergency nursing experiencepreferred

or

* 2-3 years medical surgical nursing
* Completion of approved critical care course
* Completion of approved dysrhythmia course
* ACLS and PALSRequirements:
* BSN
* Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license
* current CPR certification required;
* Current ACLS certification preferred;
* Previous Emergency Department or Critical Care experience preferred.

Other Requirements:

* FBI fingerprints obtained before start
* PA Child Abuse History Clearance obtained before start.POOL/PRN position, hours scheduled based on department need and hospital census.

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