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Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, PRN

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Information About this Position

As Needed
Non-Benefits Eligible

Company and Job Overview

Opened in 2007, Progress West Hospital is BJC HealthCare's newest hospital in St. Charles County, featuring modern private rooms. It offers 24-hour emergency services and has partnered with St. Louis Children's Hospital to provide world-class pediatric emergency care.

Progress West Hospital also provides surgical services, endoscopy services, a cardiac catheterization lab, medical/surgical inpatient services, diagnostic imaging, lab services, and the Advanced Wound Center, a specialty wound treatment facility with state-of-the-art equipment. Progress West Hospital recently completed an expansion of its Childbirth Center to include enhanced services for at-risk mothers and babies, with a newborn ICU that provides care for babies born as early as 32 weeks.

Progress West Hospital is a Certified Level II Stroke Center. The hospital's medical office building houses offices for specialists in primary care, cardiology, obstetrics, pediatrics, and orthopedics.

Role Purpose
The Emergency Department Nurse provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning implementation, and evaluation within the guidelines of emergency nursing care.
Responsibilities
Participates in activities that promote patient safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Participates in professional development.
Responsible for prioritizing medical and mental health care for various levels of acuities. Quickly recognize and effectively treat life-threatening conditions while rapidly prioritizing and delivering appropriate care.
Develops and implements individual plans of care in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team in accordance with the established guidelines and standards of emergency nursing care and patient's age-specific needs.. Promotes patient and family centered care in a healing environment. Acts as patient advocate. Demonstrates competence and critical thinking skills to assess and evaluate physical, psychosocial and emotional needs of all patients.
Understands the unique learning needs of patients and families. Educates patients and their families on disease process, management of illness/injury/treatment, support resources, infection prevention techniques and preparation for next transition of care.
Must maintain competency and actively participates in training to be prepared for emergency response. Provides direct care during disasters, crisis intervention and response. Collaborate with community first responders to develop, implement and evaluate preparedness strategies.
BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
Minimum Requirements
Nursing Diploma/Associate's
2-5 years experience
RN license

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
ENPC (Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course) certification
CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification
Benefits Statement
Note: not all benefits apply to all openings
- - Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
- - Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
- - 401(k) plan
- - Tuition Assistance
- - Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
- - -On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
- - -Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time
*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center
Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, Kansas City , Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, PRN, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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