Registered Nurse (RN) - Emergency Department

  • MaineHealth
  • Rockport, ME, USA
  • Oct 05, 2021

Job Description


  • Position Summary
    • The scope of emergency nursing involves the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of perceived, actual, or potential, sudden or urgent, physical of psychological problems of individuals/families ranging in age from neonate to geriatric. These may require minimal care of life-support measures, patient and significant other education, appropriate referral, and knowledge of legal implications. Emergency Department patients are people of all ages with problems of varying complexity. Characteristics unique to emergency nursing include unanticipated situations requiring intervention, allocation of limited resources, need for immediate care as perceived by the patient/others, unpredictable numbers of patients, and unknown variables which include severity, urgency, and diagnosis.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Current in the State of Maine as a Registered Professional Nurse
    • Current BLS Certification
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification within six months of hire
    • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) certification (or obtained within 24 months)
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Demonstrates written and verbal communication skills