RN ED at East Boston Neighborhood
Posted in Nurse 30+ days ago.
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Location: East Boston, Massachusetts
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Time Type:Full time
All Locations:East Boston
Description:The Registered Nurse assumes a leadership role in the Emergency Department. This includes triaging patients to the appropriate level in a timely fashion, providing nursing care to patients of all ages, directing the general patient flow through the department, and taking appropriate steps in following up lab and x-ray results. The nurse is responsible for timely and accurate documentation of his/her nursing care in accordance with policy and procedures. The nurse is also responsible for collaboration with other members in a multi-disciplinary team. Day/evening position with weekend/holiday rotation.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Assess the health status of individuals and detect changes in order to take necessary actions.
- Documents all care information concisely, accurately and completely in a timely manner. Documentation to also include (pain assessment/re-assessment, medication administration and patient ED course).
- Triages patients and assigns accurate acuity based on standards of care and department policy.
- Assumes responsibility for direct patient care and prepares patients for exams.
- Safely and effectively administers medications, tests and treatments as ordered.
- Reports adverse reactions to medications and/or treatments in accordance with department policy.
- Takes a proactive role assisting with patient discharge, hospital transfers and arranging outpatient testing.
- Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician.Teaches and educates patients and care givers how to manage illness/injury and home care needs.
- Recognizes the unique safety needs of elderly and pediatric patients ensuring they receive assistance as needed.
- Follows established departmental policies and procedures for environmental safety and infection control.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Graduation from an accredited nursing program required.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing strongly preferred.
- MA RN License required.
- Current ACLS and PALS Certification required.
- Minimum of one year RN critical care experience or three years experience in Med/Surg or Emergency.