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STAFF REGISTERED NURSE – ED

Dover, Ohio, United States
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req # 386 Location Dover, Ohio Facilities Union Hospital Professional Area Nursing Patient Support Department N/A Schedule Full Time Shift N/A

The RN assigned to the ED Unit will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality care, based upon nursing process and assessed physical, psychosocial, educational and safety needs as appropriate to the age of the patient. The ED Nurse cares for adult, geriatric and adolescent patients.

The Registered Nurse works under the supervision of the Manager, ED. The Registered Nurse assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and supervises individual care on the nursing unit according to organizational policies and procedures. Provides clinical leadership for patient care. Within the level of the individual's qualifications, may be assigned to work on other nursing units based upon patient activity and staff distribution. Performs other duties as assigned.

The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


  1. Nursing Degree (A.D., Diploma, BSN, etc.) from an accredited School of Nursing.
  2. BSN preferred.
  3. Licensed to practice professional nursing in the State of Ohio.
  4. General ED nursing experience preferred.
  5. PALS, ACLS certification preferred or obtained within 6 months of hire.
  6. Excellent clinical skills in delivery of care.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills/ability to work well with people projecting a positive image for the Hospital.
  8. Excellent organizational, communication and detail skills.
  9. Ability to remain calm and function well in stressful situations, work independently and prioritize work.
  10. Ability to lift moderate weights.

Core Competencies for the Position

  • Maintains nursing skills necessary to care for a full spectrum of the emergency patient population from minor injuries to trauma and multisystem failure.
  • Performs a physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessment and re-assessment on all assigned patients as needed.
  • Encourages patient and family participation in the plan of care.
  • Demonstrates ability to function effectively in Hazmat, trauma, and emergency preparedness codes, may be cross trained to function in Observation Unit as needed.
  • Correctly interprets cardiac rhythm strips.
  • Collaborates with other members of the health care team when planning care & developing the plan of care.
  • Assumes the role of designated Pod Leader when assigned. The Pod Leader will facilitate and direct appropriate patient placement through collaboration with triage personnel and department leadership.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse and suicidal ideation and follows through according to established policy.
  • Identifies and considers physical, spiritual, psychosocial, environmental needs, and cultural beliefs incorporating them into the plan of care and discharge plan.
  • Assesses status of Advanced Directives and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) wishes, follows through according to established policy.
  • Acts as advocate and liaison between patients and the community resources pertinent to their specific need.
  • Communicates clearly with patients, physicians and ancillary departments and exhibits appropriate follow-up to prevent service delays.
  • Assumes the role of designated Pod Leader when assigned. The Pod Leader will facilitate and direct appropriate patient placement through collaboration with triage personnel and department leadership.
  • Serves as a Member of the Union Hospital PSC Team
  • Completion of required continuing education as specified in PSC Policy “Union Hospital Stroke Team Plan” to maintain/increase knowledge and competency of stroke care
  • Knowledgeable and able to recognize the signs and symptoms of Stroke and the immediate need of physician notification
  • Knowledgeable of how to activate a Stroke Alert
  • Knowledgeable and able to perform a Massey bedside swallow evaluation prior to oral intake and care for patient’s swallowing challenges
  • Knowledgeable and competently assesses patients utilizing the NIH Stroke scale
  • Knowledgeable of Telemedicine Stroke process
  • Knowledgeable and competent with the administration of tPA
  • Knowledgeable and competent with the care of a patient who has been administered tPA

The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.

Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility.

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