ER Nurses are the first line of defense when responding to patient injuries, trauma or allergic reactions. They are always prepared to respond to emergencies, assist doctors in emergency medical care and ensure a high quality of nursing standards are maintained, among other duties.
Moreover, ER Nurses are required to remain calm under pressure, display sound decision-making skills and be attentive to patient needs.
ER Nurse Responsibilities:
Being ready to respond and equipped to deal with a medical emergency.
Quickly assessing patient needs.
Treating critical injuries, allergic reactions and trauma.
Performing minor medical operations.
Maintaining emergency room care standards.
Assisting with insurance paperwork.
Ensuring the efficiency of the patient check-in process.
Displaying strong decision-making skills in emergency scenarios.
Job Skills & Qualifications
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification and Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) certification advantageous.
Able to work under high pressure.
Attention to detail.
Good organizational skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication.
Minimum 1 year of ER experience