Also referred to as: Registered Nurse (RN), Emergency Room
Requirements and Responsibilities

Staff Nurse - RN - Emergency Room provides professional nursing care to assigned patients in the emergency room. Triages each patient and determines priority of care based on physical, psychological, and social needs. Being a Staff Nurse - RN - Emergency Room records patient histories, performs various diagnostic tests, administers medications, and develops patient care plans in conjunction with other medical professionals. Assists physicians during examinations and emergency procedures, operating and monitoring medical equipment as necessary. Additionally, Staff Nurse - RN - Emergency Room observes patients' progress, records observations in patient medical record, and updates attending physician directly when necessary. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in nursing. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Requires a valid state RN license. Staff Nurse - RN - Emergency Room's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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