Every other weekend required, may include a holiday if in rotation, can discuss. No on-call.
General job duties:
The Registered Nurse is a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) who practices within the scope of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act to ensure the delivery of comprehensive, high quality, individualized nursing care, based upon knowledge and experience, the nursing process.
1. Care of The emergency Department population including Low acuity patients to High Acuity patients. Examples list but not inclusive: Dental Pains, Lower/Upper extermity injuries, Pediatric patients, Abdominal complaints, STEMI's other Cardiac Complaints including non-typical ACS symptoms, Neuro (Stroke) symptoms, Life threatening Cardiac Arrythmias and Cardiac Arrest.
2. Complete Clinical Care of Emergency Room Patients Including:
A. Assessments/ Patient Interview
B. Documentation into EPIC of assessments, findings, interventions, notes, procedures, and Discharge
C. Interventions: Both Ordered by Provider and Standing Orders
D.Procedures Including but not limited to: Vital Signs, EKGS's, Foley Cath, POC Glucose, IV's/IM, NG's, Suction
E. Discharge/Admission/Transfer of patients: including Documentation and Patient Education.
Equipment utilized in the unit/dept.:
- 2 years experience
- ACLS and PALS, TNCC, BLS, Stroke competency is preferred but not required.
Floating to other units/departments: No
Bed size/number of rooms for this unit/dept: 18 rooms; 20 beds; 8 hallway beds.
Nurse to patient ratio of this unit. (nursing only): typically 4:1
Dress Code: Navy Blue scrub tops and bottoms, only white under scrubs, any jackets must be Navy and scrub material no fleece
About the unit/department specific training and orientation program:
EPIC training 4-6 hours as needed. Hospital Orientation is online takes about 4 hours. Clinical Education 4-6 hours. Workplace Violence Trainings 2 hour Class and Department Specific Orientation 24 hours (2 to 3-12 hour shifts)