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Registered Nurse-Emergency Department




Formal Education / Training:
1. Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
2. Licensed in the State of Tennessee.
3. BLS within 90 days of hire
4. ACLS within 6 months of hire
5. PALS. Within 6 months of hire
6. TNCC preferred.
7. Emergency experience preferred.
8. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) initial certification (8-hour, non-physical training) within one year of employment; certification required bi-annually.

Workplace Experience:
Emergency Patient Care Delivery

Equipment and Skills Training:
Standard patient care equipment for services provided. The ability to work well under pressure, to function dependently and independently and to be flexible in applying basic nursing knowledge to a variety of setting. Equipment: Network Computer System; Pyxis Medication System; Telemetry; Pneumatic Tube System; AT&T Language Line.

Physical Environment:
Emergency Department with patient population ranging from less than one year of age> ninety-nine years of age.

Physical Effort:
1. Able to communicate in English verbally and legibly.
2. Able to stand/work for up to twelve hours a day.
3. Able to lift with assistance up to 250 lbs.


To provide readily accessible Emergency Care, whether it be physical or emotional, to meet the needs of our community regardless of ability to pay.

1. Performs a comprehensive assessment on all patients within the appropriate time of admission utilizing skills of observation, communication and examination; including data obtained from patient, family and other members of the healthcare team.
2. Plans the patient’s care on an individual basis, identifying problems/needs, nursing diagnosis, standards of care/practice, interventions consistent with identified problems and attainable outcomes.
3. Plans for patient teaching, discharge and post discharge needs as appropriate for patient population.
4. Functions independently with treatments, procedures and equipment appropriate to areas evidence by adherence to policy, procedure and competency based assessment and no pattern or trend of problem.
5. Handles/ transports/ stores/ prepares/ administers medications/ solutions safely and in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
6. Documents legibly with correct abbreviations on correct forms in a timely manner.
7. Reassess patient’s condition, evaluate patient response and modify plan of care accordingly and in a timely manner.
8. Accepts charge responsibilities and assigns staff with consideration of patient condition and care requirement, acuity and complexity of patient’s condition.
9. Maintains position specific qualifications.
10. Facilitates staff development.
11. Demonstrates responsibility for assigned communications.
12. Demonstrates responsibility for cost containment.