RN EMERGENCY ROOM
Posted on Aug 12, 2019 by St. Louis University Hospital
*Must have 2 or more years of experience to be eligible
The Emergency Department at Saint Louis University Hospital provides immediate medical stabilization and treatment to institute life and limb saving measures to any persons presenting to this facility for emergency care. Our Emergency Department is a level 1 trauma center serving Missouri and Illinois. Our team is committed to treating trauma patients and improving patient outcomes by providing integrated, specialized care and clinical research.
- The Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional practitioner who assesses manages, directs, and provides nursing care activities for all patients presenting to the Emergency Department, and coordinates care planning with other disciplines utilizing a patient / customer driven approach.
- The ER RN ensures the delivery of and provides quality nursing care for all patients presenting to the Emergency Department, utilizing established standards of care and the nursing process.
- Performs comprehensive nursing assessment.
- Establishes, coordinates and evaluates a plan of care based on analysis of assessment data, patient diagnosis, lab data, tests, procedures, physician orders, protocols and standards of care and other information as relevant.
- Provides and documents nursing interventions based on assessed patient needs, plan of care, and changes in patient status.
- Documents and or communicates nursing care and or changes in patient condition.
- Provides specialized care to patients at high risk for injury.
- Pain Management: Assess patient for presence of pain on admission and during assessments/reassessments. Incorporates patient's cultural/spiritual beliefs regarding pain into pain management plan. Implement pain management techniques. Focus on prevention rather than treatment. Include patient and/or family members in developing a pain management plan. Consider other methods of pain control when developing plan of care: massage, repositioning, immobilization, and music therapy.
- Abuse Assessment: is aware of abuse recognition criteria and incorporates it into assessments. Reports signs of possible abuse/neglect to the physician, Risk Management and Social Work. Takes appropriate action to support patient safety when signs of abuse are noted.
- Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice.
- Ability to relate to coworkers in a professional and appropriate manner.
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required.
RN licensure in the State of Missouri required.
Minimum of 2 years of current ED or Critical Care experience preferred. Level 1 or Level 2 Trauma experience preferred.
Successful completion of Advanced Cardiac Life Support required. Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) preferred. Successful completion of Trauma Nurse Core Course and\or Trauma Nurse Specialist preferred.