RN – Emergency Department (NIGHTS)

First Baptist Medical Center

Full Time
Dallas, TX
Posted 2 weeks ago

POSITION: Emergency Room RN

REPORTS TO: Director of In-Patient Services

CLASSIFICATION: Hourly, Non-exempt

Company Overview:
First Baptist Medical Center (FBMC), a premier North Texas Surgical Specialty
Hospital offering advanced and minimally invasive surgery. Our mission is to
become a trusted provider of compassionate, superior healthcare services that
enhance quality of life and provide hope for a healthier future for patients
and families. Motivated by a reverence for life and respect for those they
serve, the team at FBMC is committed to empowering patients through excellence
in the care they receive.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Emergency nurses specialize in assessing, intervening and stabilizing a
variety of trauma and illnesses with decisive action. Due to the range of
medical conditions that may require urgent treatment and care, they must be
knowledgeable about general as well as specific health issues.
Skills / Requirements

* Current RN licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing
* Current ACLS and PALS certification required

Position Responsibilities
The most important responsibility for an emergency nurse is understanding
triage, which is a method of prioritizing injuries based on medical need. An
emergency nurse must have the ability to make quick and accurate assessments
about incoming patients, including both physical and mental health conditions.

Time management is crucial in this job. Along with triage, emergency nurses
must quickly ascertain the following information from incoming patients:

* identify the medical problem
* Document medical history
* Check for any allergies and current medications
* Obtain height, weight, body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure

Other responsibilities include moving patients, taking blood samples, cleaning
and bandaging wounds, administering medications and maintaining proper
supplies of medical equipment.

As with other health care professionals, emergency nurses are expected to
comply with protocols, procedures and safety policies of a health care
facility. Emotional stability, communication, leadership, sympathy and
attention to detail are traits common among successful emergency nurses.

Minimal Requirements (Education and Experience):

* Current RN licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing in good standing with the State licensing board
* ACLS & PALS Required
* Minimum of one (1) year emergency room experience
* Cognitive skills as related to the position

Positive Attitude & Teamwork:

* Demonstrates responsibility for scope of the position—personal safety and safety of others, including proper knowledge and use of all equipment and chemicals (if applicable), safe body mechanics, disaster code awareness/compliance, and infection control procedures
* Responds to or asks other employees for help if assistance is needed
* Adapts in order to meet hospital needs, setting aside personal desires for the well-being of patients
* Demonstrates willingness to take on new or additional responsibilities
* Actively seeks information and updates related to policy, practices, and requirements to ensure that work or service outcomes meet expectations, going above and beyond the minimum requirements in performing work or delivering service
* Avoids unscheduled absences, including tardiness and early departures

Working Conditions:
Because patients need round-the-clock care, working hours include days,
nights, weekends and holidays. The number of patients assigned per shift will
vary with facility, however, in most settings, the caseload is heavy and the
environment is fast-paced. Nurses spend considerable time walking, bending,
stretching and standing; they assist in patient transfers, so to guard against
back injury, they must follow proper body mechanics and procedures for
lifting/moving patients. Nurses may face hazards from exposure to chemicals
and infectious diseases. In addition, they treat patients that may be
confused, irrational, agitated, and/or uncooperative.

Physical Demands:

* Ability to lift twenty (20) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to fifty
* (50) pounds, as well as assist with weights of more than one-hundred (100) pounds.
* Ability to stand for extended periods
* Fine motor skills
* Visual acuity

Job Features

Job CategoryEmergency Room