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Registered Nurse Emergency Dept LMH

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Location: Lockport, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Lockport Memorial Hospital

Shift: Shift 3

Status: Part Time w/Benefits FTE: 0.666667

Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 1199

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Nights with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: 7:00pm to 7:30am

Summary:

The Registered Professional Nurse assigned to the Emergency Department and/or Inpatient Unit is responsible for the delivery of patient care through the process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation as appropriate to the ages of the patients served, based on the areas of clinical practice.Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.Maintains confidentiality of all hospital/staff information.Strives to incorporate the philosophy and mission of Mount Saint Mary's Hospital and to incorporate the Hospital's goal of:Quality care in a personal manner with total regard for individual human dignity.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital consists of multiple locations and associates may be assigned as needed.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing required
  • RN licensure in New York State
  • Must possess current BLS within sixty (60) days from time of placement and must have current ACLS and PALS within twelve (12) months from time of placement.
  • Bachelor of Science (BSN) preferred

EXPERIENCE

  • Two (2) years of recent Medical/Surgical experience as a Registered Nurse; or one (1) year of recent CCU/ICU and/or Emergency Room experience as a Registered Nurse preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Good human relations and oral/written communication skills required
  • Answer telephones
  • Maintain logs
  • Maintain patient charts
  • Research information
  • Schedule appointments
  • Calculator
  • Clinical Computer Information System
  • Diagnostic Equipment
  • Fax
  • May use power tools
  • Photocopier
  • Typewriter

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Exposed to: a variety of electro-mechanical hazards; odorous chemical and specimens; infection from disease-bearing specimens; hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues; hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment; Housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals; unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)
  • Flexibility in scheduled working hours/days to meet needs of unit
  • Adaptability to varying patient assignments; including, inpatient/ observation statuses.
  • Handles: absentee replacement on short notice; emergency or crisis situations (potential patient violence)
  • May be exposed to:infections and contagious diseases; biohazardous, radioactive substances; toxic chemicals (i.e. photocopier)
  • May perform emergency care
  • Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements
  • Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquires
  • Occasionally exposed to radiation hazards
  • Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
  • Requires judgement/action which could result in death of patient
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
  • Subject to many interruptions
  • Required Protective Equipment:
  • Eye/face protection may be required
  • Gowns may be required
  • Hair covering may be required
  • Lab coat or apron may be required
  • Surgical/ N-95 masks may be required
  • Sterile/non-sterile medical gloves may be required
  • Utility gloves may be required

ENVIRONMENT

  • Hazards: conditions where there is danger to life, body, and/or health Noise: Sufficient noise to cause distraction or possible hearing loss
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