INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES – GREAT PLAIN AREA (NE, ND & SD)
REGISTERED NURSE – EMERGENCY ROOM
Registered Nurse (RN) will provide services to the medical staff, support staff, inpatients and outpatients for the Emergency Department (ED). Occasionally, the HCWs may need to provide services at one of the other sites within the Great Plains Area, in Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota as needed to meet its mission. While specific tasks are outlined as listed below, responsibilities include but are not necessarily inclusive of tasks in which the HCW shall provide.
All services shall be performed in accordance with established principles, practices, and ethics of the medical, and specialty professions/organizations. The standards of performance shall reflect the degree of care, skill, and learning expected of a reasonably prudent Registered Nurse.
- Education: A graduate of a Diploma, Associate, Bachelor or Master’s program of Registered Nursing. The institution will be from a National League of Nursing (NLN) approved program.
- Certification and Licensure: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), as required by the customer are required to work in the Emergency Room (ER).
- Experience: Continuously employed, for a minimum of two (2) years, within the last four (4) years caring for patients as a registered nurse in the Emergency Department.
- Shall be able to read, write, speak and understand English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other healthcare providers.
- Shall be knowledgeable of equipment and supply terminology and skill sufficient to identify and use necessary equipment and supplies properly and to communicate proper use with nurses, medical staff, patients, and family members.
- Shall have the compassion and patience to sufficiently teach patients proper self-care and to motivate patients and family members to continue the procedures for promoting rapid healing.
- Shall be knowledgeable and possess skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients. The RN shall demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the appropriate patient population served: Infants, Children, Adolescent, Adults, and Geriatric (>65).
- Assess, coordinate, facilitate, deliver and evaluate care for infant to geriatric patients using the nursing process.
- Knowledge of a wide range of medical disorders/conditions, diagnostic studies and treatments related to prevention, and detection of illnesses in adults, is desirable.
- The RN will be knowledgeable in professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to perform nursing assignments of moderate difficulty and experience in assessing adult and geriatric patients, as appropriate.
- Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry, and automated medical records.
- Be a U.S citizen.