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Registered Nurse - Emergency - Full Time/Nights in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lancaster, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/7/2018

Job Description

Job Objective:          

An Emergency Department Registered Nurse must be knowledgeable in multiple disciplines, pediatrics, obstetrics, medicine, cardiology, trauma, orthopedics, oncology, infectious disease, and psychiatry. He/she must be knowledgeable in caring for all age groups; newborns, infants, toddlers, childhood, adolescence, adult and geriatric.

Essential Duties for all RN’s in the Emergency Department:

  • Meets all the essential duties of a Registered Nurse.

1. Nursing Process

Applies nursing process in direct patient care.

a. Skillfully practices triage of patients per Triage Policy

b. Assesses patients and documents on the ED nursing T-system a minimum of

c. every two hours or more often when necessary.

d. Appropriately intervenes when assessment reveals an abnormal finding, examples include but are not limited to airway, breathing, circulation.

e. Knowledgeable regarding pre-hospital forms.

2. Nursing Care Delivery Process

a. Knowledgeable regarding current emergency nursing practices and procedures.

b. Knowledgeable of the legal aspects of emergency nursing care, including

but not limited to:

1. Treatment and/or release of minor to someone other than parent.

2. EMTALA laws in regards to medical screening exams and transfer procedures.

3. Procedure for medical/legal examination and collection of evidence.

4. Procedure for obtaining legal blood alcohol specimen.

5. Requirements for reporting suspected elder/dependent adult and child abuse/neglect.

c. Coroner’s report

d. After-care instructions

3. Technical Equipment

a. Chest tubes, drainage system, and auto-transfuser.

b. Cardio-Respiratory monitors

c. Monitoring equipment; Arterial Lines, CVP, Swanz Ganz, ICP.

d. Invasive and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring.

e. Crash cart/defibrillator (external and internal), ambu bag.

f. Oxygen saturation/pulse oximetry

g. Fluid warmer

h. 12 lead ECG

i.  Pacemaker, internal and external

j. Competent operation of ReddiNet communication System

4.  Environment

a.  Refer to job description Registered Nurse

5.  Leadership/Professionalism

a.  Refer to job description Registered Nurse

6.  Education

a.  Refer to job description Registered Nurse

b.  Attends a minimum of 50% of staff meetings annually.

7. Communication

a.  Refer to job description, Registered Nurse

8. Age Specific & Cultural Requirements

a.  Refer to job description, Registered Nurse

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Participation on unit or hospital-based committees
  • Skills and Abilities
  • Refer to job description Registered Nurse
  • Ability to perform and interpret ECG correctly
  • Ability institute Thrombolytic therapy protocol
  • Ability to assist in ICP insertion and monitoring/interpretation of wave form
  • Ability to assist in insertion and monitoring of arterial line and central lines.

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • Current California Registered Nursing license
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • PALS (within 6 months of hire or first available Antelope Valley Hospital course)
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification, initial certification required at first available hospital training class. Annual recertification required
  • Annual Restraint Certification/Recertification
  • Annual JCAHO Review/Competencies

Working Conditions

  • Refer to job description Registered Nurse

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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