ER RN PRN
Employment Type: Full-Time
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Essential Key Job Responsibilities
Performs triage, while considering both physical and psychosocial elements. Manages basic/advanced life support needs and stabilizes patients based upon nursing standards, Basic Life Support, Advance Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course and approved protocols. Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology. Records patients' current vital signs and reports any adverse changes or critical findings to the Emergency Department physician. Works directly under physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments. Supervises ER techs and provides guidance to ER Paramedics as needed/appropriate. Prepares and administers medications (orally, subcutaneously, intravenously) as ordered by the Emergency Department physician and records the administration in the patient's Electronic Health Record (EHR). Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments. Cleans and bandages wounds as directed. Provides basic, bedside care. Maintains proper supplies and maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, operation and maintenance needed to care for patients. Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies. Utilizes nursing process which includes patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, and evaluation of patient status with accurate documentation in the EHR. Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation. Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate portion of the EHR. Maintains patient confidentiality and retains a positive, friendly and courteous attitude to all patients. Secures authorization signatures of patients on the appropriate record. Cleans examination rooms between patients and washes instruments as needed. Transports, ambulates, and transfers patients as needed. Always works with safety as a first priority. Participates in performance improvement activities & audits as requested/required. Demonstrates professionalism; interacts with patients, families, staff and physicians in a manner that reflects our core values and cultural beliefs.
Performs other duties as assigned/requested.
Required Education for Staff Job Levels
Associate of Nursing
Required Licensure and Certifications
Current Iowa Registered Nurse license, BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, Mandatory Reporter
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience in emergency or critical care nursing preferred