Posted Date: 11/7/2022
Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Emergency Department
Employment Type: Full-Time
SUMMARY Provides quality nursing care in the Emergency Department through professional practice and clinical competence by performing the following duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provides direct patient care utilizing the nursing process and professional judgment in Emergency Department nursing care.
Demonstrates expert nursing skills and collects data related to status of immediate situation.
Able to initiate life saving measures and triages appropriately.
Communicates problems and suggestions to Director.
Assists with reviewing and revising Hospital emergency and disaster plans.
Explains procedures, treatments and discharge instructions to patient and families to provide understanding and allay apprehension.
Works closely and effectively with medical staff, other departments, patients and families.
Provides constant monitoring and assessment of the patient and reports changes to the physician.
Works willingly with a positive attitude, treats patients, significant others and co-workers with respect.
Attends 75% of unit staff meetings and in-services.
Participates in opportunities that enhance personal and professional growth.
Participates in department quality improvement activities.
Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.
Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.
Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.
Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.
Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A. A.) or graduate of a school of nursing.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, patients, families and the general public.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Graduate of an accredited school for professional nursing.
Currently licensed to practice professional nursing in the State of Iowa.
Two years of acute care experience in Med/Surg/Peds and/or ICU preferred.
BCLS certification prior to hire.
ACLS, PALS, TNCC and MAB certification within six months of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock and blood-borne pathogens. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.