Department: Emergency Services
Location: Gig Harbor WA
Status: Full time
St Anthony is a designated Pathway Hospital. St Anthony Hospital's Emergency is a department ready for whatever comes through the doors. Our state of the art Emergency Department is comprised of 18 private rooms and 2 trauma resuscitation beds with IV carts, bedside supply carts and computers in every room. Our outstanding staff provide compassionate, high quality care that is respectful and patient and family-centered. Our nurses utilize advanced technology and evidence-based guidelines in caring for our patients. Our patient population includes all types of critically ill cases such as sepsis, MI, trauma caused by falls, COPD, CHF and renal failure to name a few. We have a Cath Lab on site and can take code STEMI patients 24/7.
Our Emergency Department follows the split flow model with direct bedding. We have a “quick look” RN and a Rapid Track out of 2 rooms during peak times. CHI-Franciscan’s Virtual ICU helps monitor our critically ill patients in the Emergency Department by providing a 2nd set of eyes by experienced ICU RNs who remotely follow those patients. Our physicians and RNs practice a dual assessment model where both are present in a patient’s room to assess and set a plan of care collaboratively. Our staff have a close working relationship with the local EMS and we function as a Level IV Trauma facility with an EMS Bay Station and work proactively on disaster drills.
St. Anthony Hospital enjoys the benefits of being part of the CHI Franciscan Health family of hospitals and other health care services providing care to our communities throughout the beautiful South Puget Sound Region of Western Washington. Recreational opportunities abound here – we offer water sports, skiing, hiking, shopping, fine dining, theater and an overall excellent quality of life.
The management structure of the Emergency Department consists of an experienced Clinical Manager, a RN-Clinical Coordinator and one Charge Nurse who oversee the department. The staff is comprised of RN’s and Emergency Room Technicians with support services provided by an ED Pharmacist and Medication Reconciliation Technician 7 days a week. RN’s are assigned by rooms and typically have a 1:4 RN to patient ratio with support from Emergency Room Technicians.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred
Previous Emergency Department or Critical Care experience preferred, New graduates with completion of senior practicum in the Emergency Department will also be considered for RN Residency positions
Current RN license from the Washington State Board of Nursing
Current Healthcare BLS and ACLS Certification required
National Institutes of Health Strokes Scale (NIHSS) certification within six months of date of hire
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP), Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) and either Emergency Nurse Pediatric Certification (ENPC) OR Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 12 months of hire date
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and/or Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification is preferred