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ER Nurse, Brewster, WA

Organization: Three Rivers Hospital
Category: Nurse
Location: Brewster, WA
Date Job Posted: December 11, 2021
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Posting Number: HR048131
Posting Date: June 17, 2021
Date Available: Immediately

Position Summary:

Provides professional nursing care for assigned patients in the emergency room. Triages each patient and determines priority of care based on physical, psychological, and social needs as well as factors influencing patient flow through the emergency care system. Performs focused assessment of chief complaints of each patient in a timely manner according to established triage guidelines.

Essential Job Duties:

The most important responsibility for an emergency nurse is understanding triage, which is a method of prioritizing injuries based on medical need. An emergency nurse must have the ability to make quick and accurate assessments about incoming patients, including both physical and mental health conditions. Provides safe and effective nursing care to the emergency room patient and/or outpatient. Provides direct patient care, including but not limited to medication administration, transferring patients, and assisting with activities of daily living, wound management, line/tube/drain management, performing and assisting with procedures, and ensuring patient safety. Provides or assists with the initiation and maintenance of accurate concise records. Communicates, in a timely fashion, any pertinent assessment findings to the Providers. Carries out provider orders. Responds quickly and accurately to changes in patient condition or response to treatment. Administers medications while following the Five Medication Rights to help reduce the potential for med errors. Interacts with patients, families, co-workers and Providers with respect, dignity, and empathy. Identify and address psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families or care takers. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to the patient population served. Participate in and support orientation of personnel and all available in-services. Consistently seek educational tools to broaden knowledge base of various age groups, diseases, and best practices. Will handle and be knowledgeable of all medical equipment utilized in the care of the patient. Is punctual and dependable for assigned/confirmed shifts. Carries out other duties as assigned by supervising personnel.


Current WA State RN license. Two years’ Med/Surg experience or one-year ER experience preferred. Certifications required: BLS, ACLS, TNCC and PALS. Strong communication, teamwork and problem-solving abilities required. Ability to cope with many pressures at once, directing personnel, communicating with hospital services, providers, patients, and families.

Position Wage Range: MIN: $ 30.17 MAX: $ 49.47 Sign-on Bonus: $5,000
Schedule: Days: Mon – Sun; Rotating Schedule Hours: 7:00 pm – 7:30 am; 12-hour shifts
Department/FTE: Emergency Room FTE/Status: .90 Full-time; 36 hours/week Benefit eligible? YES
Physical Requirements: Please see full Job Description in Human Resources



Three Rivers Hospital
Human Resources Department
PO Box 577
507 Hospital Way
Brewster, WA 98812
(509) 689-2517



Three Rivers Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

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