at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description


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Emergency Department


Per diem (As Needed)




Pay Grade 080 (Minimum hourly rate $29.60/hr)



Job Details

Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus’s Emergency and Trauma Services Department (ED) is a Level III Trauma Center serves over 52,000 patients per year, The 24-hour Trauma Team and Emergency Room is staffed by physicians board-certified in emergency medicine and specially trained nurses. The Kent Campus Emergency and Trauma Services Department (ED) features:

+ 40 beds

+ 3 bed fast track

+ 4 trauma/resuscitation beds

+ Behavioral Health treatment area

+ “Vertical Bed” area

The department includes four nursing stations, several medication areas, and two nurse greeter/triage area.

Registered nurses care for patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses and injuries, with the ability to prioritize critical care needs for patients of all ages.

A preferred candidate will have:

· A minimum of 1-2 years of Emergency and/or Acute Care Registered Nursing experience

· Ability to develop a plan of care for the acute care patient that includes quality, safe, evidenced-base nursing care for patients of all ages. Must be able to participate in decision-making, delegate when appropriate, and take action based on ethical principles.

· Clinical knowledge to manage a variety of skills including managing conscious sedation, management of ventilators/BiPAP/CPAP, peripheral IV insertion, various splinting techniques, etc.

· Clinical knowledge of triage, assessment, evaluation, education, and intervention for patients with cardiac, respiratory, acute stroke, psychiatric illnesses, and traumatic injuries for patients from neonatal to end-of-life stages

· BLS Required. ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and ENPC may be required per manager’s direction and timeframe. NRP is preferred.

· Must be able to utilize electronic medical record to enter, collect, and analyze data

· Demonstrate nursing standards including values of compassion, accountability, respect, integrity, and teamwork

General Summary

The Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care to patients within a assigned unit with a commitment to quality and safety. Professional nursing practices, requiring specialized knowledge judgment and skill are performed using the process in accordance with hospital policy, procedures and nursing philosophy.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities

1. Develops a patient centered plan of care based on individualized needs.

2. Performs nursing interventions to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

3. Demonstrates quality, safe and effective patient care.

4. Exhibits positive interactions to promote a healthy work environment.

5. Demonstrates standards of excellence which includes practicing nursing with core values of compassion, accountability, respect, teamwork and integrity.

6. Demonstrates understanding and executes quality and performance improvement plans. (only for RN evaluation)

7. Participates in decision making and takes actions based on ethical principles. (only for RN evaluation)

8. Provides timely and accurate documentation of patient care.

9. All other duties as assigned within the scope and range of job responsibilities.

Item #8 – To be added to ALL job descriptions as last item

Item #8 – To be added to ALL job descriptions as last item

Item #8 – To be added to ALL job descriptions as last item

Minimum Education and Experience




*Associate Degree /Graduate of an accredited nursing program/university

*Must commit to a BSN within timeframe as indicated upon interview



Must have 1 year of RN experience or completed all Bayhealth Novice RN competencies

1 year experience in relevant specialty

Computer/Software Knowledge:

Computer literacy with experience in electronic documentation

Experience with EPIC HER documentation


Current DE RN licensure or eligibility to obtain prior to job offer

BLS required

*ACLS / PALS may be required per manager’s direction and timeframe

*Commit to seeking specialty certification within time frame as indicated during interview

Nursing certification in relevant specialty

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Job Posting: JC178160797

Posted On: Feb 21, 2021

Updated On: Aug 05, 2021