Registered Nurse – Emergency Department

Registered Nurse – Emergency Department Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Registered Nurse – Emergency Department to join our team.


  • Performs a variety of tasks;
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals;
  • Independently assesses and evaluates patient needs;
  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities;
  • Ensures that all physician orders for patients under their care are noted and correctly transcribed;
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care;
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required;
  • Carries out physician orders;
  • Instructs and educates patients and families;
  • Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs;
  • Assesses and coordinates patient’s discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team;
  • Considers principles of Emergency Nursing assessment while formulating appropriate nursing interventions for disease/trauma entity;
  • Facilitates the flow of patients through the emergency care system ensuring timely evaluation according to the health care needs of the patients;
  • Demonstrates an on-going knowledge of hospital and unit performance improvement processes and participates in the process;
  • Communicates and works effectively with other staff and other departments.


  • Advanced skills in reading, writing and oral communication;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic skills of professional nurse;
  • Demonstrates skills in the use of clinical information systems, basic skills in keyboarding and use of computer systems;
  • Current Pennsylvania RN licensure;
  • Previous RN experience, preferred;
  • Current BLS Certification;
  • Attends all hospital/nurse manager specified mandatory in-services;
  • Maintains competencies as identified in unit specific requirements.