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Registered Nurse - Acute and ER Department

Job Description

Department:              Hospital Nursing

Job Title:                    Registered Nurse

Classification:             Non-Exempt 

Date:                          02/01/12

Reports To:                Director of Nursing

Program Description:

Provides professional nursing care to patient according to established; procedures; coordinates health care planning with other disciplines.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

Directs supports staff as appropriate in provision of patient care. Maintains awareness of staff workload; supervises certified nurse assistance.

Essential Job Functions–

  • Develops implements, evaluates and manages the care and education of the patient.
  • Assesses triages and intervenes for emergency room patients.
  • Performs outpatient treatments as directed per the provider
  • Monitors, maintains and records accurate patient care documentation
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and delegate patent care appropriately
  • Must be able to recognize, respond and intervenient with any change of condition
  • Acts as facilitator/preceptor to less experienced staff.

Participates in Direct Patient care –

  • Assess patients on daily basis and determine appropriate nursing care plan and update as needed
  • Must be able to adequately do a medical screening exam on every patient that comes into the emergency room and report assessment  to the provider.
  • Administer medications and documents in patient medical record
  • Follows policy regarding narcotic administration, usage and waste.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy
  • Maintains accurate, clear documentation and communication of patient information
  • Reports all critical labs and any and all changes in patient condition.
  • Maintains departmental policy and procedure and participates in quality improvement programs
  • Adheres to safety, environmental and infection control standards

Continuous Professional Development – 5%

  • Seek educational opportunities that will expand the level of knowledge and expertise related to the nursing field.
  • Participates in hospital in-services and staff meetings to keep current with any new policies, procedures and equipment.

Position Specifications


Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function 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 of the job.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree:      Desirable

Associate Degree:      Required

High School Diploma:   Required

Experience:               Prefer a minimum of one year of clinical experience in a hospital or clinic setting.

License:                   Current Kansas Registered Nurse License

Certificates, Registrations: CPR, ACLS, PALS, TNCC                      .

Reasoning Abilities:

Demonstrates competent and critical thinking skills. Recognizes report and intervenes with complications that may develop with patient.


Must be friendly and helpful yet exhibit professionalism as this is a patient care department and everyone is our customer. 


Working Conditions:

  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Will need to prioritize, and multitask to be efficient
  • May be exposed to bio-hazardous, radioactive substances
  • May be exposed to toxic chemicals

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasional heavy physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 lbs)
  • Occasional prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking
  • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching