Registered Nurse Emergency Department ***Sign on bonus available

Job Description

Professional Care Available 24/7

Staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and experienced emergency nurses, Kent Hospital's Emergency Department (ED) is the second-largest in the state of Rhode Island. Caring for nearly 70,000 patients annually, the Kent ED ranks among the top 10 percent nationally.

The patient rapid assessment model has dramatically reduced waiting time to see an emergency medicine provider and overall length of stay, resulting in patient satisfaction scores that rank the Kent ED as one of the best performing in the nation in the area of patient satisfaction and experience of care.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse Emergency Department to join our team! You will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of assigned patients. This individual is responsible for delivering professional nursing services, either directly or indirectly, for a defined group of patients according to emergency department and hospital policy.


  • Provide direct patient care, including examination and treatment under an approved protocol. Evaluate outcomes and adjust nursing care processes as needed to ensure optimal patient care.

  • Utilize the nursing process to implement goal-directed nursing care for a defined group of patients.

  • Monitor medical condition of assigned patients at all times and report to Nursing Supervisor, Physician or designee, any patient care problems, changes in condition or unexpected occurrences.

  • Educate patients/family regarding condition, treatment, discharge/transfer planning and follow up examinations if needed. Seek feedback from patients/family to evaluate understanding and document.

  • Perform a variety of nursing skills in compliance with physician orders and established Hospital policies and procedures.

  • Communicate with physicians and other departments to consult on patient status and to ensure continuity of care.

  • Manage and coordinate the care of patients and staff to ensure a smooth flow of patients throughout their stay.

  • Function as triage nurse by assessing patients directly on admission and prioritize cases according to presentation of symptoms.

  • Respond to cases of cardiopulmonary arrest, fire, disaster or other emergencies in accordance with established procedures.

  • Maintain patient's medical records in an orderly manner and document all care provided and significant information, legibly, accurately and completely.

  • Assume resource nurse responsibilities when necessary.

  • Assume responsibility for own professional development, setting goals and striving to achieve them through available resources, such as attending seminars, inservices and/or reading journals.

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.


  • BSN or enollrment in a BSN program

  • 1 year of RN, emergency services experience required

  • BLS required; ACLS and PALS preferred

  • Familiarity with medical software and equipment

  • Ability to build rapport with patients

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Company Description
Care New England Health System is a trusted organization that fuels the latest advances in medical research, attracts the nation's top specialty-trained doctors, hones renowned services and innovative programs, and engages in the important discussions people need to have about their health and end-of-life wishes. Care New England is helping to transform the future of health care, providing a leading voice in the ongoing effort to ensure the health of the individuals and communities we serve.
Backed by a broad range of services--primary care, surgery, cardiovascular care, oncology, psychiatry, behavioral health, newborn pediatrics and the full spectrum of women's health services--CNE is reinventing the way health care is delivered, partnering with our patients to provide the best care possible while working to create a community of healthier people.
Our Partners
Butler Hospital
Care New England
Care New England Wellness Center
Kent Hospital
The Providence Center
VNA of Care New England
Women & Infants Hospital

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