Emergency Department Job Description

Emergency Department Job Description

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Emergency department provides and assesses effectiveness of patient/resident and family education under the direction of the Registered Nurse within the scope of practice as defined by law.

Emergency Department Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective emergency department job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included emergency department job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Fosters an environment of service excellence for patients, families, physicians and community
Facilitates resolution of issues involving staff, patients, families and physicians as needed
Applies nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, safety, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patient and family
Obtain and record vital signs, height, weight and other applicable measurements
Meet the hygienic, elimination, comfort and safety needs of patients
Assist in physically lifting and/or restraining confused/combative patients
The Paramedic functions as an Emergency Department team member
Assists the Registered Nurse and Physician with basic patient care
Assists with Advanced Cardiac Life Support care
Independently review and assess medication orders to identify, prevent and resolve potential and actual drug-related problems

Emergency Department Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Emergency Department

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, EMT, EKG, CPR, MA, PALS, CNA, IV, AHA, ACLS

Education for Emergency Department

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the emergency department job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Science, Education, Associate Degrees, Graduate, Technical, School of Nursing, Computer, Healthcare, Department of Education

Skills for Emergency Department

Desired skills for emergency department include:

RN scope of practice
& applies safety principles as identified within the institution
Medical terminology
Adult learning principles and applies in teaching of patients
Students and new staff
Patient and the family
Legal issues

Desired experience for emergency department includes:

Knowledge of Nurse Practice Act, The Joint Commission, and other local, state, federal regulations
A minimum of 1 year of ER experience is strongly preferred
Emergency department or related medical experience providing direct patient care, preferably in a free-standing emergency department
3-5 years medical record experience, preferably in an acute care, computerized environment
One year experience as a EMT-P preferred
Requires full body motion to move and lift patients, manual finger dexterity with good eye-hand coordination

Emergency Department Examples


Emergency Department Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of emergency department. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for emergency department
  • Assist physicians, nurses and other professionals as necessary to facilitate care
  • Manage drug therapy protocols as part of physician-pharmacist-nurse team
  • Compound and dispense medications, provide drug and drug therapy related information, and supervise the work of pharmacy support personnel
  • Report to the Director of Pharmacy and will be assigned additional duties as determined by need
  • 16 hours office time- to be divided either 2 8 hour days or 4-4 hour increments to accomplish Clinician duties
  • Day to day running of the schedule, operations of the department, delays, managing time vs volume, delays, lab issues HR issues
  • Develop and conduct Staff meetings monthly with minutes to Director and share with both campuses
  • Perform clerical and receptionist duties
  • Assist physician and/or RN with treatment procedures following direction in an accurate and precise manner
  • Perform patient care tasks as assigned by RNs, charge nurses, supervisors, managers
Qualifications for emergency department
  • Current BLS or CPR card
  • Experience working with charging/coding
  • Six (6) months of clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) in a direct patient care setting
  • Knowledge of applicable hospital, department, unit, and or standards of practice in place at St
  • A minimum of six (6) months acute patient care experience
  • Three (3) or more years experience in clinical area of practice

Emergency Department Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an emergency department. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for emergency department
  • Stock ED rooms daily from the stock room supply
  • Conducts comprehensive patient interviews by obtaining accurate information from each patient and verifying applicable information via on-line software
  • Determines the patient’s financial responsibility for co-pays and self-pay amounts and collects at time of service
  • Posts payments, generates receipt for patient, performs daily cash fund reconciliation and adheres to daily deposit/cashiering standards
  • Ensures that the selection, educating, staffing and disciplining of staff members complies with the standards, policies and practices of Florida Hospital North Pinellas
  • Monitors the coordination of activities between hospital units for effective operations
  • Demonstrates responsibility for appropriate use of departmental equipment and supplies required in standard of care
  • Participates in hospital based committees
  • Ensures 24-hour continuity and appropriateness of patient care
  • Supports established standards of patient care
Qualifications for emergency department
  • Previous ED experience strongly preferred
  • Prior charge nurse experience preferred
  • CEN highly preferred
  • BLS Certification through the AHA
  • ACLS Certification through the AHA
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing required, Master’s level preparation preferred

Emergency Department Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an emergency department. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for emergency department
  • Serves as a role model in clinical specialty, demonstrating competency in clinical judgment, technical and mentoring skills and knowledge-based practice
  • Fosters positive relationships with area Emergency Medical Services
  • In collaboration with ED Medical Director, participates in on-going departmental operational review and improvement programs
  • In collaboration with Facilities Director and FHNP Administration, ensures on-going emergency management preparation
  • Minimum three years’ experience in operations/leadership required
  • Registered Nurse license in State of Florida required
  • Certification in area(s) of practice (Preferred)
  • Graduate degree preferred (master’s degree in nursing, healthcare or business) (Preferred)
  • Consistently performs comprehensive physical, psychological and social assessments
  • Develops realistic and measurable outcomes for identified patient needs and evaluates patient's progress toward outcomes
Qualifications for emergency department
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as an RN
  • Current Certification as American Heart Association Healthcare provider BLS or within 30 days of hire
  • Current ACLS, PALS, NRP and TNCC certification
  • Certification in emergency nursing (CEN) and/or nursing leadership preferred
  • Additional related education and/or experience is preferred
  • Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree or Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy

Emergency Department Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of emergency department. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for emergency department
  • Assist attending physicians, patients, and families as needed in times of stress or crisis
  • Maintain a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards
  • Assist pastoral care with crisis intervention for families of trauma (medical patients deaths)
  • Revises the plan of care when appropriate
  • Is self-directed in providing and managing safe, therapeutic care for groups of patients
  • Effectively intervenes in critical patient care situations
  • Consistently documents and reports patient care that reflects the critical thinking process
  • Certification as EMT~B or C.N.A
  • Past experience vital sign measurement preferred
  • Past experience operating/applying cardiac monitors
Qualifications for emergency department
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Washington or ability to obtain license prior to employment
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) or ability to obtain within two months of hire
  • Post graduate residency or three years pharmacist experience
  • Three years of experience in a hospital or medically related environment required
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or completion of EMT Course, or 2 Semesters of RN school
  • Demonstrated clinical proficiency

Emergency Department Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of emergency department. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for emergency department
  • Ability to move heavy patients on gurneys and lift 50 lbs
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, violent patient behavior, radiation, chemicals, caustic materials, electrical equipment and hazards associate with their use
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and off~shifts as needed
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with established time If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015
  • Knowledge of specialized care and documentation skills appropriate to specific ED patients
  • 2 Obtains and documents patient's vital signs including blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and temperature and verbally reports any changes or abnormalities to the RN
  • 6 Performs EKG's as directed
  • 11 Promotes safe environment for patient and self
  • 13 Assists with patient ambulation as indicated
  • 14 Participates in mandatory in-services, continuing education, relevant meetings to maintain, improve understanding of present, future trends in health care
Qualifications for emergency department
  • Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measure and infection control, ability to follow instructions
  • Medical Assistant - Phlebotomist licensure in Washington state required within 90 days of hire
  • Completion of ACLS, PALS, BSL certifications preferred
  • Previous nursing experience in emergency medicine preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in a role that required a high degree of organizational skills
  • Two years clerical, customer service, or health care experience

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