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Inpatient RN Emergency Dept

Company: Carle Health
Location: Olney
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The staff Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via the utilization of the nursing process, nursing trends, technology, financial and human resources within the philosophy of the institution.


Diploma (Not HS) in Nursing

Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License Illinois upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 1 year and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 1 year and Certified Emergency Communications RN (ECRN) within 1 year.

Minimum of two (2) years nursing experience in an ED or critical care setting preferred


  • Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients.

    Knowledgeable and sensitive to patient's rights in the delivery of care. Communicates in a clear, concise manner appropriate to the developmental stage of the patient. Display kindness, sympathy, understanding, respect, and the ability to relate effectively to patients and their families. Must be able to relate to and work with disabled patients, all age group populations, emotionally upset and at times hostile patients and/or families within the facility.

    Essential Functions:

    • Performs all responsibilities and duties required by unit as specific to the scope of service. Implements procedures and theories related to the specific area of practice. Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team.
    • Completes initial assessment upon patient admission and develops appropriate plan of care in accordance with unit standards and that is based on patient and family needs. Implements plan of care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
    • Takes responsibility for patient and employee safety by reporting and/or correcting safety hazards and incidents.
    • Communicates with others directly and in private when necessary to resolve issues. Offers constructive feedback to assist in the professional development of peers, and confers with colleagues to expand knowledge base. Identifies own learning needs and takes initiative to begin appropriate solution.
    • Fulfills all requirements of departmental competencies.
    • Consults with and keeps the Nurse Manager informed of all activities, needs, concerns, and problems in the unit.
    • Assists with orientation, instruction, training, and supervision of new staff members. Communicates with new staff regarding their developmental needs and gives feedback to the Nurse Manager.
    • Orders supplies, medications, and linens as needed. Cleans and stocks rooms including emergency carts. Checks sterile supplies and medications for outdating.
    • Utilizes equipment properly and safely, maintaining equipment in good working order. Removes broken or defective equipment from use, completes occurences, and reports to the Nurse Manager or designee.
    • Consistently documents patient care with accuracy and completeness, including chronology of events during patient's ED stay.
    • Verifies and carries out physician's orders accurately and in a timely manner.
    • Exhibits proficiency of setting up, assisting physician, and cleaning equipment with procedures (Airway maintenance, Central lines, Chest tubes, GYN/OB procedures, Lumbar puncture, Orthopedic procedures, Sexual assault, Suturing, Thoracentesis, Poisoning, etc.).
    • Performs hourly rounding on the Emergency Department patients.
    • Complete MediTrend Report for Unusual Occurrences: Adverse drug reaction, medication error, abuse, restraints, patient complaints, etc.
      • Implements procedures and theories specific to ED nursing
      • Performs patient assessment and develops care plan in collaboration with providers, family and patient. Executes plan of care and nursing interventions. Modifies care plan based on continuous assessment.
      • Is responsible for patient and staff safety through appropriate nursing interventions, adhering to safety standards and correcting/reporting safety hazards
      • Effectively communicates/collaborates with staff, visitors and families to promote a healthy and healing work environment
      • Provides feedback to peers to aide in professional development, increase knowledge base and problem solve
      • Maintains accurate and up to date patient records/documentation.

        We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: human.resources@carle.com.

        Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Evansville , Inpatient RN Emergency Dept, Healthcare , Olney, Indiana

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