Registered Nurse (RN) / Emergency Room (ER) / Per Diem / Varied Hours as Needed
is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nations largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast regions residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is also one of the areas largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction.
Registered Nurse Emergency Room
The Emergency Department Registered Nurse
(RN) will perform care under the direction of the unit Nursing Leadership Team and the Director. The ED Registered Nurse provides therapeutic and administrative services necessary for the care of the patient, in support of HCA ethical and compliance principles and values. The Emergency Department RN performs and documents initial admission assessment on all patients upon arrival in the Emergency Department. The ED RN must perform accurate Triage assessments and exhibit exceptional customer service skills. Plans and provides patient care as per MD, DO, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner orders, established Protocols, and policies. The ED Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting all aspects of patient care. The ED RN delegates appropriate tasks to unlicensed personnel and provides required supervision. The Emergency Department Registered Nurse works closely with all health care providers to facilitate and coordinate efficient, effective, and quality healthcare. The ED RN communicates effectively and maintains therapeutic relationships with patients, families, physicians, and staff. Evaluates patients signs and symptoms; and records and reports results. The Emergency Department RN sets priorities and modifies patient care in response to changing conditions by utilizing problem solving skills and exhibiting good judgment. Collaborates with physicians regarding patient progress towards the outcome attainment. The ED RN assists physicians during treatment/examination of patient and processes orders. Makes appropriate and timely notification to physician on patient condition changes. The ED Registered Nurse is expected to attend Unit Meetings as directed by the Nurse Manager and participate in continuing education programs to maintain competence and gain additional skills.