RN – ER in Tacoma, WA

Job Description

July 15, 2021

Job Summary

Under close/general supervision by licensed personnel the Emergency Department Technician / Emergency Medical Technician will perform a variety of functions in support and care of patients requiring urgent or emergency care in an urgent care or emergency medical setting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current Emergency Technician certification from approved institution
  • Minimum 1 year experience as Emergency Technician
  • Minimum 1 year experience in specialty area within last two years
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current advanced certification as required by specialty (i.e. ACLS, PALS, etc.)
  • Other as required for specific assignments or for employment

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives direction and assignments from physicians and nurses and provides technical support to optimize patient care.
  • Responsible for reporting on the condition of patient/client to the appropriate supervisor and other staff members.
  • Coordinate and assist with care as directed.
  • Cleans and stocks carts, rooms, and changes linen, as required.
  • Assists with transport of patients to other departments.
  • Assist with resuscitation / CPR and emergency airway procedures.
  • Assist with obtaining and documentation of vital signs and placement of oxygen saturation, cardiac monitoring, and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring systems.
  • Assist with other technical functions such as: obtaining 12-lead EKGs, discontinuation of peripheral IV and heparin/saline locks, maintenance and care of specimens for laboratory analysis, and Point of Care Testing.
  • Assist with wound care, insertion of Foley catheters, and nasogastric tubes.
  • Decontaminates all equipment, instruments, and supplies.
  • Assists with positioning patients, application of orthopedic splints and dressings.
  • Measure and fit crutches and canes; instruct patients on proper crutch and cane walking.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation.
  • Maintains use of appropriate medical equipment and supplies.
  • Participate in team meetings and in services as needed.
  • Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures of Integrated and other local, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services.

Job Summary

The RN is responsible for managing the care of assigned patients in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern any facility the nurse is working in.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current RN license in good standing in state of practice
  • Minimum 1 year experience as RN
  • Minimum 1 year experience in specialty area within last two years
  • Current AHA Healthcare Provider certification
  • Current advanced certification as required by specialty (i.e. ACLS, PALS, etc.)
  • Other as required for specific assignments or for employment

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Utilize the nursing process while following hospital policies and procedures to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care
  • Collect and analyze assessment data to develop individualized plans of care of patients identifying expected outcomes and interventions
  • Implement interventions identified on patient care plans
  • Evaluate patient progress in attaining outcome goals
  • Conduct ongoing assessments and reprioritize plan care as indicated
  • Collaborates with patient, family, and other healthcare providers in developing plan of care and providing patient care
  • Follow all policies and procedures for hospital/ unit assigned to
  • Document nursing care according to hospital policies and procedures and in a clear, concise, and legible manner, reflecting individual patient status
  • Ensure physician orders are carried out accurately and timely
  • Assist other staff as necessary to ensure the provision of quality nursing care
  • Provide/document individualized patient/family education as indicated
  • Respond promptly to patient emergencies in a safe and appropriate manner
  • Keep all appropriate healthcare providers informed of patient condition including changes-includes providing information yet concise report at change of shift
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times according to hospital policy and procedures and HIPPA requirements
  • Act as a patient advocate and provide care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to patient/family diversity while preserving each patient’s autonomy, dignity, and rights
  • Recognize and understand age specific needs of patients while providing care
  • Report/document all incidents such as medication errors and patient incidents to hospital staff as defined in hospital policy and procedures
  • Adapt to the needs of the unit by demonstrating flexibility and adaptability
  • Use good nursing judgment at all times
  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all times-this includes arriving to work on time and completing each shift as determined by the hospital
  • Maintain clean and safe environment at all times
  • Other duties as defined/assigned by the hospital and assigned supervisor

Minimum Integrated Healthcare Hiring Requirements

All applicants must meet the above minimum qualification to be considered for employment. Additional requirements for specific positions and/or facilities will be discussed during the hiring process.

8 hr Day
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