RN - Emergency (West Emergency E/N 36)

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RESPONSIBILITIES

I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for coordinating clinical care of patient.  Integrates all health care providers to ensure high quality patient/family outcomes, and establishes a consistent and accountable relationship with patient/family. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, initiation and development of the plan of care, patient/family education, utilization management and discharge planning.

II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
Essential functions- Continuous: lifting up to 1/2 lb., seeing, hearing, talking, grasping, fingering.  Frequent to continuous: standing, walking, stooping, forward reaching, handling.  Frequent: pushing and pulling up to 30 psi, lifting up to 10 lbs., sitting, bending. Occasional to frequent: squatting, twisting.  Occasional: pushing and pulling up to 70 psi;  lifting:  horizontal lift/carry up to 75 lbs. with assistance, floor to waist up to 35 lbs., waist to shoulder up to 25 lbs., overhead level up to 15 lbs.;  carrying up to 35 lbs, running, climbing, side bending,  kneeling, crouching, overhead reaching. Operates various machines/tools/work aids.

III.     TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Inside work.  Exposure to body fluids, blood products, and communicable diseases.  Work environment may be highly stressful, fast paced and hectic.  Assignment to inpatient adult psych areas and Family Treatment Center includes occasionally accompanying patients outdoors.  Management of confused/disoriented and combative patients may involve tasks which may compromise physical safety.
 
IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A. Education/Certification and Licensure:
1.Licensure:  Registered Nurse, State of Hawaii
2.Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing; Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing preferred.
3.Current BLS/HCP card in all areas; ACLS, NALS and/or PALS in designated areas.
4.Ability to read, write, speak and understand English effectively.

Additional Emergency Department RN requirements include:

  • Current BLS & ACLS certification.
  • Must obtain ENPC or PALS certification within one year of date of hire/transfer.
  • Must obtain NRP certification within one year of date of hire/transfer.
  • TNCC certification preferred
  • Must have at least one (1) year of Emergency RN experience.
  • Pass QMC administered EKG competency exam (passing score 80% or better).

SCOPE OF SERVICE

The Queen’s Medical Center West Oahu Emergency Department (ED) is a 23-bed unit that provides comprehensive emergency medical and nursing services 24 hours a day for patients of all ages.

 

There are two primary treatment areas:

  1. Main ER (17 beds) - All rooms are equipped with monitoring capability, suction, oxygen, and airway supplies. There are some rooms that also have specialized equipment.  One Psychiatric/Behavioral Health bed is included in the Main ER.  
  2. Intake Treatment Area (6 beds)

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