Emergency Medicine Registered Nurse

Position Description

 

About:

The 88th Medical Group is one of the largest Air Force Military Treatment Facilities providing primary and specialty care to over 58,000 eligible beneficiaries. We are a major military/civilian integrated platform with many formal programs in advanced specialty training of physicians, nurses and technicians.

 

To learn more, please visit: https://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Wright-Patterson/.

 

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 doseage 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.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree: Bachelors 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: HCWs shall 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. The Contractor shall not bill, and the Government shall not pay, for any time HCWs spend on certification training. Failure of the HCW to obtain training does not release the Contractor from the contract requirement. All other certifications as required by AFI 44-102, Section 2.16. Recertification training is not a Government expense for BLS and certifications required by AFI 44-102, Section 2.16. In addition, HCWs is required to maintain current certification requirements for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatrict Advances Life Support (PALS).

  • 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.

  • Licensure/Registration: License cannot be under investigation nor have any adverse action pending from a State Board or national licensing/certification agency.

  • Citizenship:

    • U.S. citizenship.

  • Credentialing:

    • Ability to pass background check and drug screen.

    • Current physical and immunizations.

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Previous experience working with the military population.

 

Work Environment:

  • Physical Requirements: You will be working in a military treatment facility and must be on the premises to perform the job. The environment is fast-paced and multifaceted, with conditions and duties that can change quickly throughout a shift.

  • Hours of Performance: The performance hours of the MTF are 24hr/7 days a week operations.

  • Shifts: HCWs will be given at least 20 calendar days advanced notice for schedule notifications. May be required to work various shifts or augment clinical nursing support during the absence of other team nurses due to illness, leave, or deployment. Request are managed by the assigned scheduler or the Govt Supervisor.

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