A registered professional nurse employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
De-escalation training, if applicable.
TNCC or comparable education within 1 year
CEN highly recommended.
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Greater than 2 years nursing experience
One year emergency nursing highly recommended.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
BLS completed prior to going to unit/department and maintained going forward.
PALS or ENPC (Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course)
The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or renew a Tennessee license. However, the Tennessee nursing license will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months of hire for non-Tennessee residents.
TNCC, or comparable certification within 1 year
Department Position Summary:
The Emergency Nurse is responsible for providing age specific care through the assessment, nursing diagnosis, and treatment of perceived, actual or potential, sudden or urgent, physical or psychosocial problems that are primarily episodic or acute. Resolution may require minimal care or life-support measures, patient and family education, appropriate referral, and knowledge of legal implications.
The emergency nurse must interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures.