Emergency Department Nurse

Company Name:
LPC Healthcare Recruiting Solutions, Inc.
Emergency Department Nurse
We are seeking a Emergency Department Nurse for our community hospital. The ED nurse specializes in assessing, intervening and stabilizing a variety of trauma and illnesses with decisive action. Due to the range of medical conditions that may require urgent treatment and care, they must be knowledgeable about general as well as specific health issues.
Opportunities are available for full-time 7 am - 7 pm or 7 pm -7 am & part time 7 pm- 7 am positions.
Job Duties The most important responsibility for an emergency nurse is understanding triage, prioritizing injuries based on medical need. An candidate nurse must have the ability to make quick and accurate assessments about incoming patients, including both physical and mental health conditions.
Time management is crucial in this job. Along with triage, the emergency nurse must quickly ascertain the following information from incoming patients: o Identify the medical problem o Document medical history o Check for any allergies and current medications o Obtain height, weight, body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure
Other responsibilities include moving patients, taking blood samples, cleaning and bandaging wounds, administering medications and maintaining proper supplies of medical equipment.
As with other health care professionals, emergency nurses are expected to comply with protocols, procedures and safety policies of a health care facility. Emotional stability, communication, leadership, sympathy and attention to detail are traits common among successful emergency nurses.
Education Requirements An associate degree in nursing, a bachelor's of science degree in nursing or a diploma from a hospital with a nursing program (a person with a higher degree has better opportunity for advancement). Also one must continually update education to maintain knowledge of new procedures.

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