Emergency Department Registered Nurse Job in Saint Louis, MO
Provides direct nursing care in settings where patients require complex assessments and intervention, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the health care consumer's health and/or situation.
Triages each health care consumer utilizing age, developmentally appropriate, and culturally sensitive practices to prioritize and optimize health care consumer flow, expediting those health care consumers who require immediate care.
Analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnosis or issues.
Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the health care consumer or the situation.
Implements, coordinates, and educates, to promote health and a safe practice environment.
Evaluates progress toward attainment of outcomes.
Communicates effectively in a variety of formats in all areas of practice.
Demonstrates leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
Attains knowledge and competence that reflect current nursing practice.
Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to Emergency Nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient's age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing
No experience required
Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
Constant standing and walking.
Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
Rare crawling and running.