Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Registered Nurse practices within the Patient and Family Centered Care Model will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for patients, coordinate ancillary staff and collaborate with interdisciplinary health care team.



  • 1. Nursing Practice/Nursing Process
    • 1.1 Delivers and coordinates safe, competent, and effective patient focused care demonstrating knowledge and clinical proficiency within their practicing specialty area.
  • 2. Professional Integration
    • 2.1 Serves as a positive professional role model demonstrating accountability and responsibility through professional behavior.
  • 3. Leadership
    • 3.1 Uses effective communication, time management and prioritization skills.
  • 4. Communication/Collaboration
    • 4.1 Demonstrates a commitment to honor and respect the dignity of each person within their department/unit
  • 5. Quality/Performance Management
    • 5.1 Contributes to department effectiveness by offering suggestions and ideas that improve performance.
  • 6. Support of Unit Goals
    • 6.1 Dedicates work time in the areas of leadership, education, nursing practice or performance management to support advancement of unit goals in agreement with the Nurse Manger.
  • 7. Teamwork
    • 7.1 Embraces shared goals versus narrower interests: actively cooperative vs. competitive or non-committal.
  • 8. Knowledgeable/Accountable/Fiscally Responsible
    • 8.1 Continually seeks ways to sustain and improve one's skills.
  • 9. Flexible/Open-Minded
    • 9.1 Listens with an open mind to other's opinions in the spirit of finding and following the best ideas.
  • 10. Treats the people we serve as guests.
    • 10.1 Welcomes patient, visitors and staff in a warm, friendly manner; is courteous; makes eye contact and smiles; introduces self by name and, when appropriate, by position; addresses people by name whenever possible.
  • 11. Listens to patients, visitors and staff and acts promptly to address concerns.
    • 11.1 Uses active listening techniques to understand other's needs and acts decisively to resolve problems.
  • 12. Respects the privacy and confidentiality of patients, visitors and staff.
    • 12.1 Treats all patient related and other discussions with discretion; eliminates gossip; does not discuss patient or hospital business in elevators or other public areas.
  • 13. Presents a professional image.
    • 13.1 Wears name-badge in a highly visible location; adheres to department dress code; makes sure that appearance is appropriate for professional role.
  • 14. Answers the telephone professionally.
    • 14.1 Answers the phone promptly following department guidelines; introduces self and department, and as appropriate, offers assistance. Uses a pleasant tone of voice.
  • 15. Maintains a clean and safe environment.
    • 15.1 Keeps work area safe and clean; keeps hallways clear.
  • 16. Anticipates what services and information people need and takes action to provide it.
    • 16.1 Watches for clues that patients or visitors require assistance. Asks, 'May I help you?' Escorts them to their destination, if necessary. Encourages people to ask questions.
  • 17. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, assess data reflective of the patient's status, and interprets the appropriate information to provide the age appropriate care to patients.



Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a BSN degree.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a BSN degree.


RN in State of Connecticut or Permit; Basic Life Support (BLS)


May be exposure to infectious diseases. Will be exposed to physical, mental and emotional illness as well as end of life conditions and death. Moderate stress and risk of injury from patient care.
Standing/walking for more than half of the day. Frequently bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting and lifting. Must be able to assist pushing/pulling/lifting patients ranging from five (5) to three hundred (300) pounds.

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