RN - Registered Nurse - Emergency Department
Company: Mercy Health
Posted on: May 8, 2022
RN - Registered Nurse - Emergency Department Requisition R100729
Market Springfield, Ohio Department Emergency Department -
Springfield Shift Nights Schedule Full-time Thank you for
considering a career at Mercy Health Summary of Primary
Function/General Purpose of Position
The Emergency Department (ED) Registered Nurse (RN) provides,
coordinates, plans, and evaluates nursing care, and supervises
licensed and unlicensed associates in nursing care delivery within
established nursing procedures, professional standards, and
organizational policies/philosophies. The ED RN demonstrates the
ability to care for a group of patients in a fast-paced, high
intensity setting as part of an interprofessional team focused on
achieving the best individual patient and population outcomes. The
ED RN is responsible for modeling core cultural and safety
behaviors to eliminate preventable harm, ensure worker safety and a
safe, high quality experience of care. Essential Job Functions
In collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team, conducts
initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes assessment data,
creates a plan of care, implements treatment and evaluates
Administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State
of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health policies and
Serves as point of contact for patients' care coordination
throughout hospital departments.
Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing
quality improvement in the department.
Manages and meets the physical and emotional demands of emergency
Applies knowledge of contemporary emergency nursing practice and
Applies nursing practice to the care of individuals across the
lifespan with perceived or actual physical or emotional
alterations, ranging from non-urgent to life threatening that are
undiagnosed or require further interventions; care practices
include, but are not limited to, medical illness, trauma care,
pediatric care, gerontologic care, injury prevention, womens
health, mental health issues, and life and limb saving
Collaborates with outside agencies in coordinating care (e.g.
protective agencies and law enforcement, Local Crisis, Forensics,
EMS, transfer centers, pharmacies).
Understands and considers while providing care that emergency
nursing care is episodic, primary, typically short-term, and occurs
in a variety of settings.
BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance
with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing
Professional Practice Model. This document is not an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or
working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be
required to perform other job-related duties as required by their
supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.
Current RN License in the state in which they are working or
covered by compact (required)
BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from
approved source prior to direct patient care)
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support (preferred)
PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support (preferred)
NPR Neonatal Resuscitation Program (preferred)
TNCC Trauma Nursing Core Course (preferred) Education
Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred) Work Experience
1 year of RN experience (required)
Recent Emergency Department or Critical Care experience (preferred)
EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred) Skills
Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge, and
scope of practice of staff.
Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides education
(based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and
implementation) to nursing staff and others.
Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide
evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current
standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.
Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition
and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive
Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan
Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery.
Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to
evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes;
revises plan of care accordingly.
Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.
Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient
Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for
patients and their support resources.
Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires
information to perform safely.
Advances personal and professional growth through participation in
educational programs, current literature, in-services, and
Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and
Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models
effective stewardship of available resources.
Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and
Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.
Understanding and utilization of office and clinical
Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can
understand considering their personal preferences.
Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in
illness, suffering, pain, and existence.
Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency.
Applies the nursing process with patients in a variety of illness
or injury in all ages and populations requiring triage and
prioritization, stabilization, resuscitation, crisis intervention,
disaster preparedness/emergency management.
Can pivot focus quickly using critical decisions to match the most
crucial needs at any moment.
Lifesaving equipment (i.e., hypothermia devices, Hand free CPR,
rapid infusers, invasive monitoring, etc.) Working Conditions
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
May be required to use physical restraints
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*
May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious
May have periods of constant interruptions
* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal
precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and
learn the policies concerning infection control. Physical
Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%
Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Standing 34-66% Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Maneuver weight of patients
Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
Reach above shoulder
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Acuity - far
Acuity - near
Use of latex products
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
Exposure to moving mechanical parts
Exposure to dust/fumes
Exposure to potential electrical shock
Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
Exposure to high pitched noises
Gaseous risk exposure Patient Population
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data
reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate
information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative
to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as
described in departmental policies and procedures.
Neonates (0-4 weeks)
Infant (1-12 months)
Pediatrics (1-12 years)
Adolescents (13-17 years) M ercyHealth is an equal opportunity
employer. Well also reward your hard work with:
- Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
- Paid time off
- Educational Assistance
- And much more S cheduled Weekly Hours: 36 Work Shift: Nights
Department: Emergency Department - Springfield All applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status,
and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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