Critical Emergency Room Nurse

Provides advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing, or a diploma in nursing.
Minimum Work Experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience in acute care environment.
Required Skills
  • Ability to create a caring, compassionate relationship with the patient and family.
  • Ability to collaborate with the healthcare team to use evidence-based practice in providing care.
  • Strong skills to manage, coordinate, and evaluate the care and education of the patient and family along the healthcare process.
  • Ability to manage patients who need to be closely monitored.
  • Trained to adhere to medications or therapies with complex protocols.
  • Expertise in handling sophisticated medical equipment.

Essential Functions

  • Performs emergency medical procedures, such as Basic cardiac life support (BLS), Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), Pediatric Acute Life Support (PALS), and other condition stabilizing interventions.
  • Documents data related to patients’ care, including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses, or treatment changes.
  • Manages patients’ pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic
  • interventions, monitoring patients’ responses, and changing care plans accordingly.
  • Administers blood and blood product transfusions or intravenous infusions, monitoring patients for adverse reactions.
  • Assesses urgent and emergent health conditions using both physiologically and technologically derived data.
  • Orders, performs, or interprets the results of diagnostic tests and screening procedures based on assessment results, differential diagnoses, and knowledge about age, gender, and health status of clients.
  • Interprets information obtained from electrocardiograms (EKGs) or radiographs (X rays).
  • Sets up, operates, or monitors invasive equipment and devices such as colostomy or tracheotomy equipment, mechanical ventilators, catheters, gastrointestinal tubes, and central lines.
  • Diagnoses acute or chronic conditions that could result in rapid physiological deterioration or life-threatening instability.
  • Discusses illnesses and treatments with patients and family members.

Organizational Expectations

  • Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization
  • Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention
  • Maintains facility standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience
  • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice
  • Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations
  • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities
  • Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards
  • Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization
  • Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies

Functional Demands

  • Exposure to infectious diseases.
  • Exposure to occupational dangers like accidental needle pricks, radiation, and electric shocks.
  • Ability to withstand physical and emotional stress.
  • Required to work weekends and minor/major holidays.
  • On-call duty may be required (availability to work on short notice).

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