Staff Nurse - Emergency Svcs

Staff Nurse - Emergency Svcs

NYC Health + Hospitals Kings County | Kings, IL, US
Salary Range:$60,000 – $70,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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About NYC Health + Hospitals

Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory care services.

At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.

Job Description

SHIFT I (12:00PM-12:30AM)


Under the general supervision of the Head Nurse/Nurse Manager, a staff nurse assigned to the Emergency Department provides age-appropriate professional nursing care including, triaging, assessment, planning, problem identification, care implementation, and evaluation of care of patients of all ages and population groups.


  • Quickly and accurately assess patient care needs
  • Work collaboratively with doctors and staff to provide exceptional care
  • Perform requested diagnostic tests (POC urine, blood glucose, Covid testing and swabbing)
  • Manage multiple cases simultaneously, prioritizing needs continually
  • Comply with all legal and safety requirements at all times
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, and organized work environment
  • No food and drink in clinical area
  • No cellphone uses in clinical area
  • Work at maximum efficiency without compromising quality of care
  • Abide by all hospital rules and regulations
  • Act in a composed and professional manner, especially under pressure
  • Provide follow up care instructions to patients and make necessary referrals
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date patient charts
  • Attend all required training and continuing education events
  • Collects and labels specimens at the point of care using two patient identifiers


  • Provides timely interventions to identified problems in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team
  • Re-assesses patients' needs to determine patients' response to treatment and promptly confer with physician.
  • Manages medications according to established policy, using appropriate age specific techniques and devices; demonstrates venipuncture/peripheral IV insertion skills.
  • Utilizes available technology and equipment i.e. life support systems, invasive/ noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring systems in providing patient care.
  • Transports the critically ill patients to the unit and communicates significant findings to receiving staff using appropriate handoff technique.
  • Performs venipuncture and peripheral intravenous access consistent with training guidelines.
  • Complies with COBRA/EMTALA, Child Abuse/Neglect, Violence/Rape/Elder Abuse management
  • Demonstrates knowledge of special screening requirement: depression, ligature, Alcohol (CAGE)
  • Participates in Unit Performance Improvement activities
  • Conforms to regulatory agency standards that guide care in the assignment specialty
  • Demonstrates commitment to continued professional development, including Specialty Board Certification.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Identifies and discriminates between physical and psycho-social signs and symptoms. Selects and performs
those therapeutic measures which are essential for effective execution of the nursing regimen for assigned
2. Develops, implements and continuously evaluates the nursing regimen for assigned patients/clients.
3. Records and maintains nursing care plans and progress notes on patients/clients to ensure continuity of care.
4. Interprets and reports responses of patients/clients to appropriate members of the health team.
5. Participates with interdisciplinary health team members to plan a comprehensive patient care program.
6. Determines and assigns those components of the nursing regimen which may be carried out by allied nursing
7. Provides teaching, guidance and direction to allied nursing personnel in rendering patient care.
8. Participates in defining, implementing, maintaining and interpreting standards of nursing practice.
9. Participates in departmental and interdisciplinary conferences pertaining to policies and procedures affecting
nursing practice.
10. Participates in determining conditions, resources and policies essential to the delivery of nursing care
11. Participates in development and maintenance of a system of evaluation of nursing care, practices and
procedures, including evaluation of nursing personnel.
12. Interprets philosophy and objectives of agency and Nursing Department to patients/clients, families and other
13. Maintains professional competence through participation in continuing education and other appropriate
learning experiences.
14. Performs other professional nursing activities as delegated by nursing service administration.

Minimum Qualifications

For individuals holding an unrestricted registered professional nursing license BEFORE July 1,
2020 in New York State, another state or United States territory:
1. A valid New York State license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse
in New York State; and
2. Valid and current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart
Association (AHA).
For individuals issued a registered professional nursing license on or AFTER July 1, 2020,
based on expected implementation of Chapter 502 of the Laws of 2017 and Chapter 380 of the
Laws of 2018:
1. A valid New York State license and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional
Nurse in New York State; and
a. A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing or higher (or other nursing degree, as identified by NYS
Education Department including Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of
Philosophy Degree in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science) from an accredited college or
university, registered with the NYSED; or
b. Obtains a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing or higher, as described in “a” above, within ten
(10) years of the date of initial licensure; and
2. Valid and current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association

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All full-time new hires that are recent graduates or new to their specialties are automatically enrolled in our 12-month Nurse Residency Program to assist in the transition to professional nursing practice while delivering patient care in a clinical environment. The Nurse Residency Program features interactive sessions, special educational events, simulations, and group seminars on evidence-based best practices, decision-making, conflict-resolution, end-of-life care, health care quality, patient safety and more. Participants will receive mentorship support, build relationships with nursing peers and develop leadership skills. For more information, log into

How To Apply

Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.

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NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits for employees hired to work 20+ hrs. per week
  • Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs for eligible employees
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation in accordance with employees' Collectively bargained contracts
  • College titution discounts and professional development opportunities
  • Multiple employee discounts programs