Staff Position

Registered Nurse (RN) - ED - Emergency Department
Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell
Pennington, NJ

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Staff RN - Emergency Room (HPW) - Full Time - Night

Work Shift: Night (United States of America) Capital Health is the region's leader in providing progressive, quality patient care with significant investments in our exceptional physicians, nurses and staff, as well as advance technology. Capital Health is a five-time Magnet-Recognized health system for nursing excellence and is comprised of 2 hospitals. Capital Health Medical Group is made up of more than 250 physicians and other providers who offer primary and specialty care, as well as hospital-based services, to patients throughout the region. Position Overview: * Delivers quality care to patients through a team effort in working with others through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. * Assures patient safety by executing appropriate policies & procedures. * Provides appropriate support for pain management, pharmacological and non-pharmacological measures. Assist patient/family in identifying individualized comfort measures. * Follows up on internal resources to determine the outcome of interventions completed by other departments. * Mobilizes resources in complex cases to maximize patients control and participation over his/her own recovery. * Provides information and interpretation of the patient's condition and offers coping mechanisms. Provides these to both patient and family. * Assesses how much information a patient wants and needs while utilizing a vocabulary and approach that enables the patient to successfully process the care and course of treatment. * Formulates and documents a discharge plan that maximizes the patient's ability to continue with meaningful life activities. * Integrates assessment and diagnostic information with intuition to foresee potential age-specific healthcare needs. Anticipates patients needs. * Ensures handoff communication and includes a report in terms of the situations most likely to develop and the problems awaiting patient. * Identifies proactively issues to be resolved related to patient education for medication management. Provide discharge planning which includes instructions on discharge medications. * Uses discretionary judgment to appropriately modify patient care regimens. Facilitates appropriate response from other health care team members to provide quality and safe care. * Explores multiple aspects of care regimen with case manager and health care providers to promote appropriate resolution. * Displays ability to see the entire unit and is self motivated to develop a plan for adjusting staffing patterns as needed. Attends educational sessions when offered in areas that will improve one's ability to assess the needs on one's respective department. These would include, but, not limited to: charge nurse workshops, leadership training, critical decision making, prioritization of workload, etc. * Plans and provides unique and individualized comfort measures while utilizing intuitive and innovative approaches which are scientifically sound and are a result of evidenced based practice. * Participates in unit based and/or hospital based committees. * Participates in performance improvement activities at the unit and/or hospital wide level. * Participates actively in the preparation of Joint Commission readiness. * Participates in unit level effort to achieve successful Patient Satisfaction scores and has an awareness of the HCAAPS measurements. * Performs any other related duties as required or assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS * Education: Associate's degree or graduate from an accredited school of nursing. * Experience: None. Previous nursing experience preferred. * Other Credentials: AHA BLS - Healthcare Provider, Registered Nurse - NJ * Requires TNCC (or must obtain within 1 year of hire) AND 8 hours of Trauma related Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours if assigned to: RMC ICU/CCU, RMC Surgical Trauma Unit, RMC PACU, Emergency Department (all campuses) * Requires NIH Stroke Scale Certification (or must obtain by end of orientation) AND 8 hours of Stroke related Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours if assigned to: Critical Care, Emergency Department, Neuro Units, Cardiology Inpatient at Hopewell, Peds/Peds ED. * CPR Requirements: * Requires ACLS (or must obtain within 6 months of hire date) if assigned to: Critical Care/Intermediate/Telemetry, Emergency Rooms, Pediatrics/Pediatrics Emergency Room, Labor & Delivery, Surgical Services (not to include Perioperative), Interventional Procedures, Observation. * Requires NRP (or must obtain within 6 months of hire date) if assigned to: Maternity Services, Emergency Room RMC/Deborah * Requires PALS (or must obtain within 6 months of hire date) if assigned to: Emergency Rooms, Infant Follow-Up, Surgical Services (only PACU & Same Day Surgery), Pediatrics/Pediatric ED. ENPC accepted in lieu of PALs for Adult Emergency Room * Knowledge and Skills: Possesses strong problem solving and decision making skills. Demonstrates high interpersonal skills at an individual as well as team level. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Adjusts quickly and reacts positively to change. Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and current trends in nursing. Possesses good work ethic. * Special Training: Demonstrates knowledge of nursing skills, hospital practices, procedures and standards. * Usual Work Day: 12 Hours PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: * Frequent physical demands include: Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities , Keyboard use/repetitive motion , Taste or Smell * Occasional physical demands include: Sitting , Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) * Continuous physical demands include: Standing , Walking , Carry objects , Talk or Hear * Lifting Floor to Waist 25 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 25 lbs. * Sensory Requirements include: Very Accurate 20/40, Near Vision, Very Accurate 20/40, Far Vision, Color Discrimination, Accurate Depth Perception, Accurate Hearing * Anticipated Occupational Exposure Risks Include the following: Bloodborne Pathogens , Chemical , Airborne Communicable Disease , Dust/Particulate Matter Offers are contingent upon successful completion of our onboarding process and pre-employment physical. Capital Health will require all applicants (including contractors, travelers and consultants) to have an annual flu vaccine prior to start date, with the exception of individuals with medical and religious exemptions. "Company will never ask candidates for social security numbers or date of birth during application phase. If you are asked for this information online, you may be a target for identity theft."


Average New Jersey Staff Position Pay


The average salary for a ED - Emergency Department is 23% lower than the US average of $47.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.