RN - System ED Float Team Builder
Company: West Tennessee Healthcare
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of the
Emergency Department, responsibly for providing quality patient
care using the nursing process, the direction of other nursing
staff, and the operation of assigned unit on assigned shift as
scheduled. Employee is subject to call back and overtime as
required by the hospital. While this position will be based out of
our JMCGH Emergency Department, it will require floating to any of
our WTH Emergency Department locations
Performs initial patient assessment utilizing the nursing process
and age specific needs, prescribes plan of care for each patient,
updating as necessary, and confers with other shifts and
departments to promote continuity of care.
Documents initial assessment, delivery of patient care, and other
pertinent information in patient's medical record; monitors
documentation of other personnel.
Coordinates and performs bedside care of patients; performs,
assists, or delegates with skilled procedures.
Administers or supervises administration of scheduled and PRN
medications, intravenous fluids, blood, and blood products.
Ensures the proper segregation and safe disposal of hazardous
Informs physician of patient's arrival, general condition, and
pertinent physical and emotional findings, and assists the
physician with treatments, examinations, and/or patient rounds when
Assists in supervision of patient care given by nursing personnel;
evaluates standards of patient care daily on assigned shift; makes
assignments appropriate to patient acuity and competency of staff;
and supervises and verifies accurate transcription of orders as
Appropriately prioritizes physician's orders.
Communicates with patient and his/her family and collaborates with
other disciplines for providing emotional support, teaching, and
Checks emergency equipment and drugs on unit each shift as assigned
Performs as primary care giver, team leader, or charge nurse when
assigned, delegating responsibilities to supportive personnel
assigned to each unit.
Assists in orientation of new personnel to unit and serves as a
role model as required.
Communicates information regarding patients and unit operation to
other shifts and managers and uses proper channels of communication
to other departments of the hospital.
Communicates information or provides assistance to ambulance
personnel, law enforcement agencies, community agencies, allied
health groups, or support groups in accordance with unit
Performs related responsibilities as required or directed.
Obtains and/or verifies receipt of venous or capillary blood
specimens as requested; divides blood quantities for multiple test;
and transports the specimens to lab as necessary
Applies accurate identification and collection of specimens with
respect to analyses ordered, and correct deliveries methods for
Completion of a diploma, associate, or baccalaureate degree in
LICENSURE, REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION:
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse as approved by the
Tennessee Board of Nursing for practice in the state of
Responsible for Continuing Education Units annually.
BLS certification must be obtained within the orientation period,
and certification must be kept current while in this position.
ACLS and PALS certification must be obtained within the first year
of employment, and certification must be kept current.
Certification in area of clinical expertise by recognized
authoritative agency desirable.
Additional certifications may be required at department's
One year current emergency department experience required.
Requisition ID: 2022-47947
External Company Name: West Tennessee Healthcare
External Company URL: https://www.wth.org/careers/
Street: 620 Skyline Drive
*F-Location Name w/o External ID: Jackson Madison County General
*F-Location Name w/o External ID: Emergency Room
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