Nursing Staff RN – Wilkes Medical Center – Emergency Department (7p-7a)

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Wake Forest Baptist Health
June 19, 2019
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Nursing Staff RN - Wilkes Medical Center - Emergency Department  (7p-7a)
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Major Duties

An Emergency Department Registered Nurse is responsible for a plan of care for all Emergency Department patients.  The plan of care reflects an extensive knowledge base that includes a theory base in anatomy and physiology, educational information, and psycho-social information to respond to the needs of all patients of all ages and family members.  Safety, education, and the need for rest are never overlooked in the plan of care.  The plan of care also takes into consideration appropriateness, based on the clinical area of need for the Emergency Department patient.  All interactions of the emergency nurse with the patient, family members, and other team members reflect the shared vision of the Family Centered Care Program.  In addition to being committed to continuous learning.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Prefer at least one year of med-surg nursing. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of North Carolina.  Basic Life Support, ACLS certification and PALS certification.

Supervised by: Charge Nurse and ED Director
Supervises: LPN, CNA, Unit Secretary
Promoted to:  Charge Nurse

Generic Job Description


Assessing the patient?s physical and mental health including the patient?s reaction to illnesses and treatment regimens.
Recording and reporting the results of the nursing assessment.
Planning, initiating, delivering, and evaluating appropriate nursing acts.
Teaching, delegating to or supervising other personnel in implementing the treatment regimens.
Collaborating the other health care providers in determining the appropriate health care for each Emergency Department patient.
Implementing the treatment and pharmaceutical regimen prescribed by a licensed physician.
The emergency nurse will possess current knowledge and skills in emergency nursing.
The emergency nurse is committed to a continual learning program that exceeds a completed emergency nursing skills check list, proficiency performance examinations, BLS and ACLS certifications, and a current nursing license.
A continuum of clinical proficiency will be utilized to promote continual learning.
In addition to clinical proficiency is the expectation that all actions, care, and communication provided to the emergency patient and family reflect the Shared Vision.
Perform duties and applies principles as appropriate for age specific populations served.
The emergency nurse will initiate an accurate and ongoing assessment of the physical, educational, and psychosocial needs of patient and family.
There is the expectation of continued communication with the nurse leader(s) in the unit concerning the acuity of care that each patient requires in relation to safety, education, and rest.
Assessment information is recorded in the appropriate places on the assessment record.
The Emergency Department patient receives individual care based on the ongoing assessment.
Nursing interventions are reflective in the established policy and procedure.

Performs focused assessment of chief complaints on each patient entering the emergency care system, collecting subjective and objective data.
Assesses patients in a timely manner according to established triage criteria.
Documents triage assessment, including appropriate subjective and objective data.
Obtains initial focused subjective and objective data through history taking, physician examination, review of records, and communication with health care providers, significant others, and caretakers, as appropriate.
Conducts assessment within the framework of holistic professional nursing practice.
Performs the initial assessment based on triage acuity.  Ongoing assessments are performed as established by department policies, and as warranted by patient response.
Uses assessment techniques and criteria that are pertinent to the patient?s age-specific physical, psychological, and social needs.
Records relevant data for every patient in a retrievable form, as appropriate to the nature and severity of illness or injury.
Communicates significant data appropriate personnel throughout the patient?s emergency care experience.
Develops a plan of care for each patient based on current scientific knowledge.
Collaborates with significant others and appropriate health care providers in developing the plan of care.
Identifies priorities for nursing actions, patient goals, and patient outcomes.
Safety is a priority for an emergency nurse.
Safety is never compromised.
The emergency nurse is actively involved in establishing and following through on safety guidelines for the patient, for other team members, for family members, and for themselves.
Directs timely communication to the appropriate person(s) that is consistent with established policies, procedure practices and channels of communication, which lend support to emergency nursing.
Evaluates the responses to information reported and determines whether further communication is indicated.
Records communication of significant information to other persons.
Records pertinent, accurate documentation of all significant information on the appropriate document in a timely manner.
Verify the proper administration and disposal of controlled substances.

Extreme?intensive exposure to several disagreeable elements that includes, but is not limited to, odors, blood, excrement, and hazardous materials listed in the MSDS records.
Work involves a variety of problems in a general field, some of which are complex.  Applies broad general policies to specific situations.  Involves independent judgment to decide what to do to assemble facts, determine variations from standard procedures, or plan other action to be taken to meet general objective.  Must have the ability to work with hospital information system as it related to patient care.  The emergency nurse will possess current knowledge and skills in emergency nursing.  The emergency nurse is committed to a continual learning program that exceeds a completed emergency nursing skills checklist and proficiency performance examinations, BLS and ACLS certification.  A continuum of clinical proficiency will be utilized to promote continual learning.
Requires standing, sitting, and walking most of the day.
Requires physical efforts with lightweight equipment, materials, and supplies but for less than half the day.
Occasionally works in difficult or strained positions, or often assists with lifting or transport of patients.
Requires squatting, bending, kneeling, reaching, and/or stair climbing 50% of the time.
Requires the ability to lift and/or carry.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to age specific issues and data reflective of the patient's / customer's  status. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the following age groups:

X Neonate  X Infant  X Child  X Adolescent  X Adult  X Geriatric

Will limit access to protected health information (PHI) to the information reasonable necessary to do the job.
Will share information only on a need to know basis for work purposes.
Access to verbal, written and electronic PHI for this job has been determined based on job level and job responsibility within the organization.
Computerized access to PHI for this job has been determined as described above and is controlled via user ID and password.

All ED Equipment and Supplies

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-2424.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.

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