HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Nurse (RN) - Emergency Services in Alexandria, Louisiana

The Emergency Department RN :

The Emergency Department RN will obtain a broad spectrum of nursing skills and should be able to handle the stresses of a crisis situation and still display a tolerant, calm appearance and professional attitude. They will coordinate with ancillary departments for the provision of treatment and care of emergency department patients and the orderly transfer of patients. He/she must work effectively with fellow employees from all units. He/she should also be able to delegate authority and accept responsibility for own actions and the actions of those under their supervision. They must fulfill the standard of professional ethics and demonstrate exceptional customer service skills while acting as a role model and resource person for others in the department.

The Top Reasons Employees love working on this unit:

  1. Great Teamwork

  2. Great Leadership

  3. Busy, Fast Paced Unit

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    About Rapides Regional Medical Center

    Founded in 1903 at the corner of Second and Lee streets in Alexandria, Louisiana, Rapides Regional Medical Center represents a proud heritage of compassionate healthcare services coupled with the most advanced technology of the day.

    With a continued emphasis on progressive care, Rapides Regional Medical Center has grown to meet the continually changing needs of our patients and the rapidly advancing technology of modern healthcare. Located in downtown Alexandria and easily accessible from Interstate 49, the hospital is licensed for 328 beds and fully accredited by The Joint Commission.

    Benefits for Full Time Employees include:

    • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

    • 401K Plan with employer match

    • Generous Paid Time Off

    • Flexible Spending Account

    • Long Term and Short Term Disability Benefits

    • Direct Deposit

    • Tuition Reimbursement

    • Employee Discounts

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES:

    • Currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana

    • At least one year of general nursing experience preferred

    • Completion of BLS and ACLS within 3 months of employment and aspirations toward TNCC, ENPC, and CEN

    MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • All aspects of nursing care granted her/him by licensure.

    • Assisting the Emergency Department Physician and Staff Physicians to provide optimal patient care.

    • Develops patient's plan of care based on a focused assessment, nursing diagnosis, reassessment, and expected outcomes for all age groups. Collects subjective and objective data including pertinent past medical history and present medication.

    • Ability to coordinate with ancillary departments for the provision of treatment and care of emergency department patients and the orderly transfer or discharge of these patients.

    • Attends all scheduled department meetings. If the employee is unable to attend the meeting, she/he should notify the Emergency Department Director unless the staff member is scheduled to work a shift in the ED during the meeting or she/he is ill.

    • Attends special continuing education workshops, in-service education offerings, and maintains nursing skills through annual review of ED procedures.

    • Does assigned room and equipment checks every l2 hours.

    • Supports Patient tracking via automated tracking system.

    • To review and know the proper use of all equipment used in the emergency department, especially life-saving equipment and trays which are infrequently used. o The nurse is responsible for familiarizing herself/himself with the crash cart, cast carts, heart cart, and the pediatric cart.

    • The nurse is responsible for keeping abreast of all new technology, equipment, and medications used in patient care.

    • Provides and explains discharge instructions and identifies hospital and community resources to help meet physical, psycho-social, and nutritional needs.

    • Active participant in PI/CQI projects within the ED and in conjunction with other departments as appropriate.

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Registered Nurse (RN) - Emergency Services

Location: Louisiana-Alexandria-Rapides Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 02348-10298