ER Nurse Job Description

ER Nurse Job Description

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ER nurse provides care appropriate to the ages of the patients served in the Emergency Department.

ER Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Coordinate clinical activities of Patient Care Services within the Emergency Services Department
Recommend, develop and implement policies and procedures
Keep the Service Director informed of both progress and potential problems
Coordinate and evaluate patient care delivery
Maintain operational aspects of the Emergency Department in collaboration with other service areas
Ensure that clinical support crosses the patient care experience and facilitates continuity between inpatient and outpatient care environments
Maintains supplies and medications
Responsible for daily KRONOS upkeep
Maintains position control reports and PLUS productivity
Ensures daily Central/EMTALA log is accurate and complete

ER Nurse Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for ER Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, PALS, ACLS, MOAB, EKG, BCLS, EFM, NCC, OB, ENPC

Education for ER Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the ER nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Master's Degree in Nursing, School of Nursing, Graduate, Nursing Program, Associates, Science, Education, Patient Care, Teaching, Supervision

Skills for ER Nurse

Desired skills for ER nurse include:

Human growth and development
Range of treatment
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served as per Scope of Service
Range of treatment and care of patients
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served
Best practices and how own area integrates with others
Demonstrates awareness of the industry
Evolving customer demands
Related disciplines within the broader professional field

Desired experience for ER nurse includes:

Consideration may be given to current Mercy RN’s with at least 1 year RN experience
Must adhere to the company’s affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policy in regards to all employment decisions
Responsible for all Customer Service initiatives
ASLS or certified in (NIH) National Institute of Health Stroke Scale preferred
TNCC/TRAC/TCRN Upon hire or within 6 months
ENPC/PALS Upon hire or within 6 months

ER Nurse Examples


ER Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of ER nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for ER nurse
  • Performs related work as required or requested
  • Attends required meetings and participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations
  • Assess, coordinate and expedite the flow of patients
  • Initiates appropriate Clinical Pathways/Protocols used in ER and EDOU
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary services within the facility
  • Participates in staff education and Quality Improvement activities on the unit
  • To supervise, provide and coordinate nursing care in compliance with facility policies and procedures and to assess residents' care needs and take appropriate action
  • Collaborates with the Director / Nurse Manager on the hiring, disciplinary and evaluation processes for staff labor relations issues /concerns
  • Effectively markets the Hospital and departmental services
  • May serve in capacity of Administrative Supervisor, House
Qualifications for ER nurse
  • Current Colorado or multi-state compact RN license
  • Compact Current BLS certification from American Heart Association required
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required for new graduates, preferred for experienced RNs
  • 1 year of Surgery experience
  • Current Registered Nurse Licensure to practice in the state of Kentucky or a compact state
  • TNCC, TCAR Upon Hire or within 6 months

ER Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an ER nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for ER nurse
  • Ensures evidence-based practice by participating in and involving the nursing staff in evaluative research activities
  • Demonstrate collaboration with the leadership team as needed to assist in development of objectives and processes by engaging providers and staff
  • Participate in performance improvement activities and system improvements to achieve goals
  • Will demonstrate effective teaching techniques, applying adult learning principles
  • Participates in emergency preparedness/disaster training annually
  • Emergency nursing is an independent and collaborative specialized area of practice
  • Evaluation and treatment of urgent care patients
  • Charting and order entry into computer system
  • Perform histories and physical exams
  • Initiate, renew and change medications
Qualifications for ER nurse
  • TNCC, TRAC or TCRN upon Hire or within 6 months
  • Successful completion of a perioperative training program or 1 year of experience in a multispecialty surgery department at a hospital, outpatient surgery center, or related procedural areas
  • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse without sanctions, required
  • 2+ years full-time RN experience in ER or other comparable experience, required
  • Current BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications from the American Heart Association, required
  • Minimum 24 months Critical Care RN experience required

ER Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an ER nurse. 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 ER nurse
  • Provide education and training to patients and family
  • Communicate clinical findings to other providers
  • Core Measures
  • Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or the situation
  • Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues
  • Work a variety of shifts and in a variety of departments based on skills competency
  • Work at least one shift per week
  • Solves complex problems and takes a new perspective on existing solutions
  • Oversees care delivered by patient care team
Qualifications for ER nurse
  • Critical Care or ED Course a Plus
  • PACU or ICU RN experience preferred
  • ASPAN preferred
  • PALS current or within 90 days of hire
  • 6 months of Emergency Dept
  • Minimum one (1) year current experience in a Peds ED required

ER Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of ER nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for ER nurse
  • Responsible and accountable for prescribing, delegating and coordinating patient care
  • Provides education and facilitates learning for patients, families, and patient care team in a way that demonstrates a sensitivity to recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences related to diversity
  • Collaborates with physicians, families and other healthcare professionals to assist in developing and implementing an appropriate plan of care in a way that promotes/encourages each person's contributions towards achieving the best patient outcomes
  • Advocates for the patient, represents the concerns of the patient/family and identifies and assists in resolving ethical and clinical concerns
  • Accurately & thoroughly document all patient encounters
  • Ensure that Patient Health Information (PHI) is protected and secured at all times
  • Adhere to all infection prevention initiatives (i.e., hand hygiene, proper disposal of waste)
  • Deliver competent and skilled care to patients and families according to their identified needs
  • Will deliver care with a team-orientation, an emphasis on good customer relations, sound clinical judgement and appropriate decision-making abilities that take into consideration evidence based practice
  • Continuously inquire about the condition of the patient through the ongoing process of questioning and evaluating the situation and implements treatment changes, if necessary, through collaboration with the health care team, inclusive of the patient and family
Qualifications for ER nurse
  • ENPC within one year of hire for Peds ED
  • Three years professional nursing experience in a clinic setting
  • Prefer Charge Nurse experience
  • 2 years emergency room experience within the last 3 years
  • Current CPR, ACLS, PALS, (TNCC preferred)
  • Thorough knowledge of nursing process and practice

ER Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an ER nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for ER nurse
  • Manages staffing patterns with the assistance of Assistant Nurse Managers on a shift-to-shift basis
  • Current TNCC or within 6 months of hire
  • TNCC Required within 6 Months of Hire see Required Specialty Course Completion” policy
  • Current Registered Nurse License in the State of Wyoming or Compact State
  • Must have 1 year prior nursing experience
  • Preference given to candidates with current or prior Emergency Room Experience
Qualifications for ER nurse
  • 1 year of nursing experience in the Emergency Department strongly preferred
  • Uses a wide variety of technical equipment to meet patient needs and prescribed medical therapies (ie
  • Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the state of Ohio
  • Current BLS Provider Certification, issued by the American Heart Association, must be obtained during Nursing Orientation
  • Current ACLS or within 90 days of hire
  • Current PALS or ENPC or within 90 days of hire

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