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RN-PRN/ Emergency Room

Company: Christus Health
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Job Description:

Registered Nurse-Emergency Department

Job Code: 200000



The Emergency Department RN has the responsibility and accountability for assessing patient/family health problems and resources, taking a leadership role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the nursing plan of care provided by the nursing team. Providing technical nursing care and interventions to a designated patient populations. Per the Departments Scope of Practice, this position requires providing services to Medical-Surgical Patients, ages eighteen and above in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individuals served. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. It is expected that the associate demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. The associate shall support the CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini's strategic plan and the goals and direction of their Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).


Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Collaborates -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Goals -- Completes quarterly goals

Delivering the Mission -- Performs duties as defined in this job description and demonstrates mastery of role.


Responsible for receiving report, assigning duties to subordinates, and checking equipment and work areas.
Checks supplies and drugs.
Admits patients, directs ambulance attendants and police, and performs patient triage.
Assesses patient condition, notifies physician, carries out orders, and obtains required permits and releases.
Applies first aid.
Sets up and prepares instruments, supplies, equipment, and drugs. Assists physician in treating patient.
Administers prescribed medications and performs ordered treatment.
Requisitions diagnostic services ordered.
Writes charges and dismisses patient or process inpatient admission and transfers/transports patient with records to assigned unit.
Reports to supervisor or nurse coming on duty and counts narcotics.
Uses written, verbal, and non-verbal communications skills effectively and considerately in a caring manner.
Writes reports and maintains written records.
Knowledgeable of order entry system and committed to use it efficiently and correctly.
Gives and receives oral reports. Obtains, through effective questioning and other methods, all significant information before making an oral report. Reports on patient condition to the physician in a timely, accurate, complete, and appropriate manner. Gives a complete and accurate patient and unit report at change of shift. In receiving report, asks questions as needed to receive a complete report. Communicates with health care team members, patients, families, and visitors respectfully and honestly.
Is understanding of the responsibilities and authority of all levels of nursing personnel. Functions as a active, cooperative member of the patient care team.
Participates in hospital-wide and department-specific quality improvement activities.
Provides a safe and clean working environment through surveillance of potential hazards, knowledge, skills of body mechanics, and safety techniques in order to avoid injury to the patient and staff.
Demonstrates professionalism consistent with a role as a professional Registered Nurse in conjunction with caring and compassionate attitude.
Is expected to use ethical manner and assume legal responsibilities. In the performance of nursing duties, behavior should conform to and reflect the ethical standards in the hospital philosophy, standards, and policy. Maintains a Professional working relationship with all members of the health care team. Maintains at times within the rules and prescriptions of the State Nurse Practice Act. Respects the confidentiality of the patient as well as other members of the health care team.

A. Education/Skills
Must be able to prioritize workflow on a daily basis. Must be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken form with individuals of various education levels including physicians. Ability to interpret medical terminology and possess an understanding of human anatomy and physiology

B. Experience
One year recent experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. English required, bilingual (English/Spanish; English/French) preferred.

C. Licenses, Registrations or Certifications
Current Louisiana RN License
Current BLS
ACLS & PALS within 3 months of hire
CPI certification
TNCC certification preferred

Keywords: Christus Health, Alexandria , RN-PRN/ Emergency Room, Healthcare , Alexandria, Louisiana

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