Glenn Medical Center, a Critical Access Hospital located in Willows CA, in partnership with our physicians, will consistently strive to provide accessible, high quality care within the local community. Our focus is on improving the health and well-being of all individuals by offering inpatient, outpatient and rural health clinic services to the Glenn County community.
The Emergency Room Nurse performs many different tasks. This includes coordinating incoming patients, assessing and examining patients, assists with stabilizing patient conditions and completing all patient documentation. The ER Nurse must understand triage, which is a method of recognizing and treating life-threatening conditions, with the ability to deploy rapid assessment and treatment of patients in critical situations during the initial phase of acute illness and trauma.
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Valid CA State Registered Nurse License
2+ years' experience in an emergency medical facility
CPR certification required
Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification required
TNCC certification preferred, but not required
Duties and Responsibilities
Triage- Prioritize care based on the critical nature and severity of a patient's condition.
Assess Patients Identify the medical problem, document medical history, check for any allergies and current medications.
Taking Vital Signs Obtain and record blood pressure, measuring pulse rate, respiration, and temperature over the course of a patient's stay and logging vital statistics.
Administer Medications Administering oral and injectable medication, dressing and cleaning wounds, changing dressings and assessing patient reactions to administered medication.
Monitor Patients Oversees follow-through on doctor's orders, from making sure medications are given to checking on completion and results of diagnostic tests which are ordered. Regularly check and record the patient's vital statistics, and report any changes in patient condition.
Charting Charting all patient medical history, contact information, current condition and medications, and treatment as well as update their electronic medical record throughout their stay in the E.R.
Discharge Handles the discharge paperwork, explaining it to the patient and their family/caregiver, and answering any questions they may have. Confirm transportation from the ER with the patient, their destination, and follow-up recommendations for care and doctor's visits.