Department: Emergency Department
Status: Full Time
Shift: 1st and 2nd
Hours: 1st 7a-7pm, 2nd - 10:00 PM - 10:00 AM
Pay Frequency: Bi-Weekly
Responsible for creating a caring and courteous environment while providing quality care to the patient and family. Demonstrates an ability to carry out the mission of St. James Mercy Hospital. Staff is responsible for the care of all age groups and to work collaboratively to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Ability to critically assess and treat immediate patient needs. Exceptional communication skills are essential.
Ability to move or transfer patients with an individual effort equal to 50 lbs. ER nurses should have a full range of body motion to successfully perform all essential functions of the job, meaning you’ll have to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crouch and reach frequently during a 12 hour shift. Accommodations are made for nurses with disabilities.
Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
**Emergency Nurses are especially vulnerable to post-traumatic stress reactions due to repetitive exposure to work related traumatic incidents.
Internal and external customers, co-workers, families, nursing, and physician staff, ancillary staff, and peer group
Potential exposures to chemicals and communicable diseases and related medical waste