GENERAL SUMMARY: Provides professional emergency nursing care for acutely ill and injured patients incorporating the nursing process of all age groups including neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Provides patient and family education. Serves as a patient advocate and liaison with other health care providers. Serves as a preceptor for new employees and students. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Applies professional emergency nursing skills in the care and treatment of acutely ill and injured patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. - Promotes patient-centered care through: - Respect of the patient’s values, preferences, and expressed needs - Coordination and integration of care - Information, communication, and education - Physical comfort - Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety - Involvement of family and friends - Transition and continuity - Collaborates with the patient, significant others, and ancillary departments to create a multidisciplinary healthcare team whose goal is to provide care that is continuous and well-coordinated. - Provides for actual and anticipated education needs and includes education to meet these needs in the plan of care. - Communicates proactively to the healthcare team the plan of care, changes in the patient’s condition, the patient’s progress, the discharge plan, and other relevant information. - Must quickly, efficiently, and calmly respond to emergent and critical situations. - Manages the complex care of critically ill and injured patients. - Triages patients quickly and efficiently per the Emergency Department’s policies specific to Triage. - Documents a comprehensive patient record that is organized and complete, reflecting all aspects of nursing care provided. - Anticipates patient’s needs and assists the provider during the examination and procedures. - Provides psychological support based on assessed need. - Utilizes multiple teaching methods. Discharge instructions are reviewed and understanding acknowledged by the patient/family. - Assess community resources as indicated. - Supervises Emergency Department Technicians. - Serves as a preceptor for students and employees (i.e. EMS, nursing, new employees). - Checks and maintains medical equipment and supplies. - Works independently using the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, and professional judgment. Makes recommendations to improve the Emergency Department’s Standards of Care. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: - Occasionally functions as Relief Charge Nurse, which includes the responsibilities of staffing, patient care coordination, and the facilitation of teamwork.
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