St. Luke's Hospital Staff Nurse-ED in Duluth, Minnesota

Staff Nurse-ED

Department: 01 Emergency Dept Department

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: D/N- 12 hr. shifts

Hours: .75, M-F, e/o weekend, Req # - 19067

Contact Information:

  • Contact: St. Luke's Hospital of Duluth Human Resources

  • Tel: 218-249-5387

  • Fax: 218-249-6094

  • Email:

  • Address: 915 E. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55805 Duluth, MN 55805

Job Details:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

  • BLS certification required prior to starting employment

  • MN RN licensure prior to starting employment

  • Relevant experience is required

  • JOB SUMMARY The Staff Nurse applies and demonstrates knowledge of the delivery of professional nursing care, including all aspects of practice, as defined by the MN Board of Nursing and reinforced in St. Luke's policies. Plans, delegates to, and organizes nursing personnel. Manages and coordinates information between patient, family and healthcare team members; provides for education of patient's families and staff and evaluates outcomes. Demonstrates the applied knowledge and skills required for the practice of Emergency Nursing through collaborative and autonomous practice which reflects current standards of practice as well as current St. Luke's policies and procedures. Integrates clinical knowledge and technical skills in the delivery of emergency care. Collaborates, supports, and provides services in all areas of the Emergency Department, Intake area, Triage, and Urgent Care. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduate of accredited school of nursing. Experience: Two (2) years of recent acute care nursing experience, or; one (1) year as St. Lukes Emergency Department RN within the past five (5) years, or; two (2) years as a Paramedic or Basic EMT with IV training, or; two (2) years of recent experience as an Emergency Department NA or Technician, or; RN who has completed a Capstone Nursing Internship in an ED. Recent experience is defined as occurring in the last three (3) years. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current license in Minnesota to practice as Registered Nurse. ACLS certification within six (6) months of employment and TNCC, PALS, and ENPC certification within eighteen (18) months of employment. Current ATCN certification is acceptable for TNCC. Successful completion of Critical Care education modules with one (1) year of employment as determined by the Nurse Manager. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or Military Training Network. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: N/A Experience: Preference is given to individuals with previous Emergency Nursing and/or Intensive Care Nursing experience, current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) verification, and/or certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN). Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of current principles and techniques of nursing practice; knowledge of the practical application of the nursing process and physical assessment. Ability to function as a team leader, primary nurse and role model; to accept individual responsibility and accountability for decisions and outcome; to communicate effectively with patients, families, personnel and Physicians and establish professional working relationships with the same; to recognize the legal limits of nursing practice; to maintain professional competency through continuing education and independent study. Ability to support St. Luke's goals and objectives. READING - Advanced: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints. WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures. SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT PHYSICAL DEMANDS Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking; lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. Ability to see, hear, stand, bend, kneel, walk and lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours) Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Reach with hands and arms - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Bending-repetitive forward - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Talk or hear - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) LIFTING REQUIREMENTS Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Up to 25 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 - 5.5 hours) Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours) WORK ENVIRONMENT Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) WORKING CONDITIONS Occasional exposure to radiation and vehicle fumes. Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases; contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances; exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness); subject to varying and unpredictable situations; handles emergency or crisis situations; may perform emergency care; occasionally subjected to irregular hours; occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.