Position: Emergency Room Nurse
An ER nurse is responsible for assisting ER doctors with emergency room care. They are responsible for assessing the needs of a patient who presents to the ED. A few of the main duties of an ER nurse are data collection and interpretation, collaborating with doctors, documentation, and maintaining patient charts. They also have to provide follow up care to patients to ensure treatments work correctly. ER nurses are required to remain calm under pressure, display sound decision-making skills and be attentive to patient needs
ER Nurse Responsibilities
- Ready and able to respond to emergencies with good critical thinking skills.
- Rapid and accurate triage of patients using the ESI scale.
- Treating critical injuries, allergic reactions and trauma.
- Assist with and perform minor medical procedures independently
- Cleaning, and dressing of wounds
- Ability to place an IV and draw labs if needed
- Maintaining emergency room standards of care
- Ensuring the efficiency of the patient check-in process.
- Ability to assess patient and report to the doctors
- Displaying strong decision-making skills in emergency scenarios.
ER Nurse Requirements
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
- Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification
- Trauma Nurse Certification Course (TNCC)
Conditions of Employment
- Selectee may be subject to probationary period
- US citizenship is required
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- Must pass background check
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