UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge
Registered Nurse - Emergency Department *$10,000 Sign-on Bonus*
FTE: .9 (Full-time, 36 hours per week)
Shifts: 7p-7a during the week, every third weekend Fri/Sat/Sun and Holiday; hours may vary during week
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Work as part of a collaborate team with physicians, other nurses and healthcare professionals to provide care, monitor health conditions, plan long-term care needs, administer medicine, use medical equipment, perform minor medical procedures, and advise patients and their families on illness, care and continued care after a hospital stay.
Ability to accurately identify emergency medical conditions and apply appropriate interventions to provide safe, efficient and quality patient care.
Triage Responsibilities (if assigned)
Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.
Preferred or Specialized
Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.
Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing required. Refer to Voluntary BSN Agreement form if new hire.
Required to obtain 4 hours of annual stroke education.
Bachelors in Nursing preferred.
ED or Critical Care experience preferred.
One year of acute care nursing experience acceptable.
Current RN Licensure in state of Iowa or applicable compact state. Must be licensed in state of residence.
Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), refer to Job Description Addendum. Completion of hospital-approved Critical Care course within 18 months of employment.
Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
Ability to delegate wisely, exercise good judgment, maintain positive interpersonal relationships, adapt to change, evaluate critically and think creatively. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills required for specialized area of assignment. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care appropriate to patients of all ages. Must demonstrate effective communication skills.
Triage skills (if assigned)
Diverse knowledge base, strong interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, strong critical thinking skills, ability to conduct a brief and focused interview, strong physical assessment skills, ability to make rapid and accurate decisions, ability to multitask yet focus, ability to provide patient education throughout triage process, ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary team members, ability to work under periods of intense stress, ability to appropriately delegate responsibilities, ability to adjust to fluctuations in workload, ability to communicate understanding of patient and family, and understanding of cultural and religious concerns that may occur. Strong service excellence skills.
Electronic and mechanical patient care equipment, office equipment, medications, including controlled substances and therapeutic gasses. Highly-technical monitoring equipment.
Gloves, Hepa respirator, fluid resistant gowns, goggles, masks.