ER (Triage) RN
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SECTION 1: JOB SUMMARY
This position has responsibility for the management of patient care provided by department personnel. RN/E.R. assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care of the departmental patients in order to ensure that patients and families receive an optimum level of care. RN/E.R. must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures. RN/E.R. practices relationship centered care in concert with the University General Hospital core values of compassion, integrity and innovation and demonstrates excellent customer service standards.
SECTION 2: PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Must be able to provide care to patients of all ages according to the patient population served. Pediatric (13 months – 12 years), Adolescent (12-18), young adult (19-40), middle adult (40-65), and mature adult (65 years and older).
SECTION 3: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
SECTION 4: EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
RN Licensure in the State of Texas, with a BSN preferred.
SECTION 5: EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
One year clinical experience in an acute care setting required.
SECTION 6: CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
A current license to practice as an RN in the State of Texas, current BCLS, ACLS and TNCC is required.
SECTION 7: WORKING ENVIRONMENT
RN/E.R. must be able to work in a stressful environment. They may be exposed to biohazards and chemicals as outlined in the Infection Control, Safety, and MSDS Manuals. Standard Precautions is required, with significant potential for exposure to latex. This position may require duties including lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds, pushing, and pulling more than 100 pounds. It may also require frequent standing, walking, balancing, stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching. Good visual and auditory acuity as well as good manual dexterity and the ability to be readily understood are essential.
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