Emergency Medicine Registered Nurse

Position Description

 

As a TGTG employee, the Registered Nurse – Emergency Medicine will provide medical assistance and support to the Defense Health Agency. The services that are required are under the following program and serves as consultant to Military Treatment Facilities.  More specifically, the provider will perform these duties at the Emergency Room, 88th Medical Group, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio (Dayton):

 

Core Duties:

  • Provides emergency nursing care for emergent (level 1), urgent (level 2), non- urgent (level 3,4,5) patients coming to the Emergency Department.

  • Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care for all patients including newborns, children, adolescents, adults and elderly; disabled to include visually and hearing impaired; and individuals of varying ethnic and religious backgrounds to include those who do not speak or understand English.

  • Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required.

  • Assumes full responsibility for assigned patients and ancillary personnel. Delegates tasks, directs emergency room technicians, specialty technicians, and provides counseling, guidance, and patient education.

  • Recognizes medical emergencies and responds appropriately. Assists medical team in administrating advanced cardiac life support measures when necessary.

  • Ability to synthesize data from a variety of sources and make appropriate clinical decisions.

  • Will be oriented/trained on the use of all equipment available for patient care.

  • Skill in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers, and other unit specific equipment.

  • Ensure all equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift.

  • Ensure preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed as directed.

  • Contributes to professional environment using appropriate leadership skills.

  • Encourages team building and enhances work knowledge by cross- training/augmenting other units as appropriate.

  • Be productive and perform with minimal supervisory direction.

 

Qualifications

  • Degree/Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Education: Graduate from a college or university accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: Must maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers in accordance with American Heart Association or in an equivalent course based on published national guidelines for BLS, which includes both learning and psychomotor skills portions. Web-based classes do not meet required standards. Certification is not available at the MTF’s Education and Training section. Must maintain current certification requirements for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advances Life Support (PALS).

  • Board Certification: None

  • Experience: Minimum of two years’ experience with one year in an Emergency Room. One year of emergency room experience must have occurred within the last three years.

  • Preferred Training: Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) is the electronic medical record documentation system designed for DoD MTFs (a.k.a, Composite Health Care Systems)/Composite Health Care System (CHCS). MH Genesis, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office.

 

Salary: $40/hourly + benefits

Place of Performance: 88th Medical Group, Wright Patterson AFB (Dayton) Ohio

Mission Essential: The performance of these duties is required to maintain base hospital continued operating functions 24/7

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