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RN ED at East Boston Neighborhood

Posted in Nurse 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: East Boston, Massachusetts

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Time Type:

Full time


Emergency Department

All Locations:

East Boston


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 preferred.