Staff Nurse - ER

  • Skagit Regional Health
  • Mount Vernon, WA 98274
  • Jan 05, 2021

Job Description

The Staff Registered Nurse is responsible to the Department Director or Manager and is to be clinically competent; delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. Effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing. Cares for patients of all ages.


, organizing, housekeeping, assisting others). Organizes job functions and work area to be able to effectively complete varied assignments within established time frames. Consistently demonstrates the ability to take the initiative to make decisions/choices without direct supervision. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - Attends required annual in-service programs. Participates in continuing education activities and obtains required contact hours. Meets 100% attendance requirement to annual mandatory skill updates. Attends a minimum of 75% of scheduled staff meetings and reads and signs all minutes of meetings not attended. ADHERENCE TO SVH AND DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES - Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them from appropriate sources. Complies with SVH's infection control policies and procedures including Body Substance Isolation (BSI) and the Exposure Control Plan which reflects OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard to ensure a safe working environment for self and others. Ensures that SVH is operated in an efficient and cost effective manner by adhering to SVH and departmental attendance policies as documented on the Employee Attendance Record. Demonstrates adherence and support of SVH-Wide Service Standards and SVH/Department Safe Practices Standards. Performs other duties as assigned by Manager or Designee. EducationRN required, BSN preferred. Knowledge of fundamentals of nursing practice and emergency nursing. Experience/TrainingRegistered nurse with a minimum of two years’ experience in emergency department nursing preferred. License/CertificationCurrent Washington State RN License required. Current American Heart Association ACLS required. Current TNCC and ENPC required, within 18 months after date of hire, for current employees within 18 months from 08/30/2018. CEN preferred. Other QualificationsDemonstrates ability and appropriate technical skills when administering treatments and procedures in accordance with physician's orders and policies and procedures. Demonstrates ability and appropriate technical skills when administering treatments and procedures in accordance with physician's orders and policies and procedures. Demonstrates necessary skills and knowledge to provide care for patients according to SVH and unit specific policies and procedures. Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise, and professional manner. Provides personal patient care to provide comfort and well-being to the patient, acknowledging physiological and psychological needs. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required. SRH is a primary stroke Emergency Services Department. RNs must have four (4) hours initial stroke education and two (2) hours annually. SRH is a Level Three (3) Trauma Center. RNs are required to complete 12 hours of trauma education and five (5) hours pediatric trauma education every three (3) years.