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Company: Southwestern Medical Ctr Llc
Location: Lawton
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The RN provides direct patient care by utilization of the nursing process in accordance with the established policies and procedures of Southwestern Medical Center. He/she will perform a variety of direct and indirect patient care duties within the scope of practice of a RN according to the Oklahoma Nurse Practice Act. He/she will participate in the planning, implementing, and evaluating of nursing care and will maintain clinical competencies through continuing education offered at Southwestern Medical Center or by The State of Oklahoma.

  • 1-year emergency room experience in a hospital setting
  • Advanced cardiac monitoring
  • Care of emergent and non-emergent patients
  • Head-to-toe assessments
  • Knowledge of normal vs. abnormal findings and reporting of abnormal findings to Charge Nurse, Provider., if warranted

  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Critical thinking to intervene with appropriate intervention for urgent/emergent care.
  • Care of the acute and chronically ill patients
  • Knowledge of hemodynamics
  • Basic IV and central line skills
  • Identifying and managing life-sustaining physiologic functions in unstable patients
  • Includes other duties as assigned


  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms and changes in patients' conditions
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs
  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses and conditions
  • Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition
  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity
  • Direct and supervise less skilled nursing/health care personnel, or supervise a particular unit on one shift
  • Prepare patients for, and assist with, examinations and treatments. Essential duties and responsibilities


The ER nurse assess the patient's injuries or condition upon reception. He or she then places them in a prioritized order in which they are seen by the doctor.


The ER nurse takes the patients vitals such a weight, temperature, and blood pressure. He or she records information to give to the attending physician.


An emergency room nurse remains calm during tense situations and offers comfort to patients that may be experiencing symptoms of shock. Long work hours are a part of the job and breaks might be few and far between.


The RN on duty in the emergency room is responsible for carrying out the care plan the doctor prescribes. He or she administers medications or inject shots. He or she explains any discharge instructions to the family and patient, and prepares them to take over care at home.

Equipment Listing:

  • Telephone
  • Fax Machine
  • Shredder
  • Printer
  • Computer (PC and Laptop)
  • Call Light System
  • Walkers, Gait Belt
  • Chest Drainage Systems
  • Intravenous Pumps
  • Sequential Compression Devices
  • Feeding Pumps
  • Dinamaps
  • Blood Warmer
  • Otoscope
  • Beds, Wheelchairs, and Gurneys
  • Apnea Monitors
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Specialty Mattresses
  • Suction Equipment
  • Oxygen Equipment
  • Lifting Devices
  • Telemetry Monitors
  • PCA Pumps
  • Defibrillator
  • Traction
  • Ventilators
  • Glucometers
  • Pyxis
  • Vital Signs Monitor to Include Stethoscope, Sphygmomanameter, Thermometer



  • Registered Nurse license issued by the State of Oklahoma
  • Current BLS
  • ACLS and PALS within 6 months of hire
  • NIH Stroke by end of Clinical Nursing Orientation

Experience Required:

Successful completion of an orientation program or equivalent experience.


  • Graduate from an accredited nursing program, in the State of Oklahoma
  • Completes continuing education requirements through HealthStream
  • Has knowledge of current trends and practices
  • Maintains education and development appropriate for position
  • Applies feedback to improve performance
  • Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills
  • Attends job related in-services
  • Participates in department and hospital wide improvement initiatives
  • Able to perform job duties autonomously
  • Completes required hospital Code of Conduct training
  • Demonstrates self-motivation in performing job duties
  • Attends at least 80% of department meetings
  • Attends annual Safety Fair

Hospital/Departmental Policies, Protocols, and Procedures:

Supports hospital mission statement, philosophy, goals and objectives

Special Qualifications:

  • Effective verbal, written, and computer communication skills
  • Ability to work with others as a team to ensure quality patient care
  • Ability to demonstrate satisfactory pain management aptitude

Keywords: Southwestern Medical Ctr Llc, Lawton , RN - ER, Other , Lawton, Oklahoma

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