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Registered Nurse - Med Surg/ED - Full Time

Pocahontas, IA 50574

Posted: 10/28/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Nursing Job Number: 43771 Setting:

Job Description

Registered Nurse Med Surg/ED
BSN- Full Time Needs

Connected Health Care is partnered with a critical access facility in need of a full-time Med Surg/ED Registered Nurse. This facility is community based and is located in Pocahontas Iowa. If you are an experienced RN looking for your next position, this may be for you! 

Job Summary:
A Med-Surg/ED RN is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing care to patients admitted to medical-surgical units or seeking emergency care in the ED. They assess patient conditions, administer treatments, collaborate with healthcare teams, and advocate for patients' needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Patient Assessment:

    • Perform thorough patient assessments, including medical history, vital signs, and physical examinations.
    • Identify patient needs, prioritize care, and develop individualized care plans.
  2. Emergency Care (ED):

    • In the ED, assess and triage patients based on the severity of their conditions.
    • Administer initial treatments, interventions, and medications as required.
    • Respond to medical emergencies, such as cardiac arrests or trauma cases, following established protocols.
  3. Medication Administration:

    • Administer medications, including intravenous medications, oral medications, and injections, following prescribed orders and safety protocols.
    • Monitor and document medication effects and any adverse reactions.
  4. Patient Education:

    • Educate patients and their families about their conditions, treatments, and self-care.
    • Provide instructions for managing symptoms and follow-up care.
  5. Wound Care and Procedures:

    • Perform wound care, dressing changes, and other medical procedures as needed.
    • Ensure aseptic techniques and infection control practices are followed.
  6. Collaboration:

    • Collaborate with physicians, specialists, and other healthcare professionals to develop and implement care plans.
    • Communicate patient progress, changes in condition, and response to treatment.
  7. Documentation:

    • Maintain accurate and detailed patient records, including assessments, interventions, and progress notes.
    • Ensure compliance with electronic health record (EHR) systems.
  8. Safety and Infection Control:

    • Follow safety and infection control protocols to protect patients, staff, and oneself.
    • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  9. Continuing Education:

    • Stay current with medical-surgical and emergency nursing best practices through ongoing training and professional development.


  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the state of practice.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is often preferred.
  • BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications for ED RNs.
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification may be required for ED RNs working with pediatric patients.
  • ACLS.
  • TNCC.
  • Strong clinical skills and the ability to provide high-quality nursing care.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for interactions with patients, families, and the healthcare team.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and high-stress environment.
  • Knowledge of medical-surgical and emergency nursing procedures and protocols.

If you are interested, please contact : 

Meredith Lusby - Account Manager

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