Nurses are some of the first to see a patient when they arrive for medical treatment, and an ER nurse (sometimes known as a trauma nurse) can expect to make quick decisions when first assessing a patient. The role of an ER nurse can vary depending on time of day and the amount of patients, but ER nurse duties typically focus on the assessment of a patient who has serious and possibly life-threatening injuries or an illness that required a trip to the emergency department of a hospital or other medical facility. In the role of an ER nurse, you should be prepared to handle injuries and accidents that require you to remain calm and collected under pressure.
Here are a few other ER nurse duties and responsibilities examples:
* Distribute medication and treatment to patients in emergency departments
* Keep detailed records of patient vital signs and recommend treatment options to attending physicians
* Evaluate patient health during emergency room stays and watch for signs of improvement
* Consult other departments upon patient admission into hospital
- Minimum Education
Bachelor's degree - Preferred
[Mississippi,United States]Registered Nurses
Must have a current Mississippi Registered Nurse license or a current Compact State Registered Nurse license
Handle with Care; American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS), National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC).
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Organization: **Bolivar Medical Center*
Title: RN-Emergency Services PRN (2525)
Requisition ID: 7422-2525