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Registered Nurse Emergency Department

Prolink Staffing Services

This is a Full-time position in Paterson, NJ posted January 20, 2022.

An ER Nurse, is in charge of providing healthcare to patients who urgently need treatment so that they can stabilize their vital signs and limit pain and discomfort. Duties may include…
• Triage incoming patients based on level of injury or illness
• Stabilize incoming patients
• Administer medication as instructed by physicians
• Perform tracheotomies and intubations
• Give patients stitches and sutures
• Create and maintain incoming patient records
Must Haves:
Licensure: Licensure as a RN in the state of NJ. Compact licenses accepted, NY licenses are not. Temp licenses are not accepted. If your candidate has recently applied for their NJ RN license and can provide proof of application, they can be submitted. But they must also be an experienced RN and enrolled in their BSN/have their BSN.
Certification: Need at least BLS through AHA. ACLS PALS TNCC would be preferred, but if they do not have them St Joe’s will help them with earning these certs
Experience: 1-2 years in ED preferred, will consider 1 year in med/surg tele, ICU, PCU.
Education: BSN or enrolled in a BSN program. They do not have to earn their BSN within a specific time frame, but must provide proof that they are enrolled.
About the facility:
Beds: 650-bed tertiary care academic center -A tertiary referral hospital is a hospital that provides tertiary care, which is a level of health care obtained from specialists in a large hospital after referral from the providers of primary care and secondary care. Tertiary Care and Hospitalization
Coronary artery bypass surgery.
Plastic surgeries.
Severe burn treatments.
Complex treatments or procedures.
Trauma Level : Level II
Tell me about the unit:
The Emergency Department is a comprehensive stroke center, resuscitation center with 24-hour cardiac catheterization, and a busy trauma center, Separate Pediatric and Adult Emergency Departments (EDs) with a total of 88 treatment areas. We have a pediatric ED, an observation unit, and 2 sections that make up our geriatric emergency department. Candidates will float between all areas.
Number of beds : 96 bed Emergency Department
Patient population: We have one of the busiest emergency departments and with that comes a very diverse and underserved patient population. Expectation is that these nurses be able to take all kinds of trauma.
What other staff will the RN work with: At the busiest time of the day, there are 11 ED attendings working, 5-6 residents working (sometimes more), and 3-4 nurse practitioners.
Nurse to patient ratio : No average patient ratio, depending on acuity and volume of department.
Average number of admits per year : 168,000 annual emergency visits and 14% admission rate, making St. Joseph’s University Medical Center not only the busiest emergency department in New Jersey, but also the fifth busiest in the country.
Who will the candidate report to : Melissa Rosario, ED Manager
What opportunities for career progression and growth exist: Leadership development is very important to them. They do promote from within. They offer the RN Stars program, in which they allow RNs to develop patient care initiatives.
What type of personality works well in this department: Patient centric, eager to learn, compassionate.
How long is orientation/training and what does it consist of: 13 week orientation, but also individualized to the talent

Job Requirements:

  • Provide direct and indirect patient care in the emergency care setting
  • Entering a patient’s room
  • Design an ongoing education program for emergency room staff
  • Updating patient communication board in patient’s room
  • Provide care for patients with various types of illness or trauma requiring emergency attention
  • Administering nursing care to patients via the nursing process
  • Determine the scope of assessment and care for patients in need of emergency care
  • Coordinate the nursing care of assigned patients
  • Serve as patient advocate and provide patient care
  • Participate in emergency preparedness/disaster training
  • Assure availability of emergency equipment/pharmaceuticals
  • Provide nursing care to identified patient population
  • Coordinate medical and nursing management of patient care
  • Coordinate medical andnursing management of patient care
  • Coordinate all nursing care provided to assigned patients
  • Providing patient care within a hospital setting
  • Providing advanced nursing care for patients in emergency care units
  • Enhance delivery of patient care
  • Direct the nursing care provided to patients on a nursing unit
  • Identifying and organizing patient flow from emergency department to in-patient units or community services