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Accident and Emergency Nurse

Date Posted
9th October 2017
Reference
VAC-27054
Sector
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Jamaica
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Accident and Emergency (A & E) RNs will provide medical treatment to patients requiring acute and life-saving care.

Job Description

The ideal candidate will assist with minor medical procedures as part of the treatment response, helping to stabilize a patient and assist the doctor with everything from suturing wounds to intubating critical patients.


Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Focus on providing care for patients suffering from trauma or other illnesses that require emergency attention
  • Recognize and treat life-threatening conditions, with the ability to deploy rapid assessment and treatment of patients in critical situations during the initial phase of acute illness and trauma
  • Triages each patient and determines priority of care based on physical, psychological, and social needs
  • Records patient histories, performs various diagnostic tests, administers medications, and develops patient care plans in conjunction with other medical professionals
  • Assists physicians during examinations and emergency procedures, operating and monitoring medical equipment as necessary
  • Observes patients' progress, records observations in patient medical record, and updates attending physician directly when necessary


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must possess a Bsc. in Nursing from a recognized University
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in critical care
  • Must have a valid Nursing License 
  • Emergency Nurse certification(s) would be an asset
  • Must be able to work on flexible shift system, e.g. nights/weekends, etc. 

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