Adventist Health System Registered Nurse (RN) Emergency Department Full Time Nights in Killeen, Texas


Metroplex Health System

As a member of Adventist Health System, we believe that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. With each patient’s unique circumstances in mind, our multi-disciplinary care teams provide a vast array of services, combining state-of-the-art technology with a personal commitment to creating an exceptional patient experience.

Our team members also enjoy outstanding care in the form of comprehensive health benefits, a friendly, faith-based work environment, and plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.

Our multi-facility campus includes 148 acute-care beds at Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, 60 psychiatric care beds in the nearby Metroplex Behavioral Health Center, and 25 beds at Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas. Through this Metroplex Health System, we offer a Women’s Center, Sleep Disorder Center, Endoscopy Center, Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, ICU, PCU, ED, imaging, surgery, home health services, and more.


What you will responsible for:

  • Provides for delivery of patient care through assessment with identification and prioritization of presenting problems or needs, to facilitate optimum patient care

  • Evaluates patients presented to the Emergency Room upon their arrival

  • Prioritizes care upon evaluation using the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) tool

  • Assigns patients to appropriate treatment area based upon observations, vital signs, a brief history and/or assigned ESI triage level

  • Informs charge nurse and/or physician of urgent/emergency cases

  • Performs, properly documents and reports all procedures and assessments in accordance with departmental and hospital policy

  • Assesses for, documents and intervenes when abuse or neglect suspected

  • Recognizes potential emergency/life threatening situations and implements preventive measures

  • When applicable, follows hospital protocol and physician orders regarding use of restraints

  • Demonstrates skill and judgement necessary to implement physician’s orders and procedures and protocols of care, to provide quality patient care

  • Maintains and demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic/side effects, interactions and skill in administration of medication

  • Accurately administers and initiates intravenous therapy to include but not limited to, medication, blood, blood products, and cardiac drips.

  • Remains flexible to changing systems, is expected to demonstrate quality and effectiveness in work habits and treat staff, physicians, patients and families with consideration and respect

  • Understands computer downtime procedures

  • Understands the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) process and proficiently uses the electronic medical record (EMR) for retrieval of patient information

  • Performs safe patient care by utilizing the PPID processes.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality and protects patient’s health information

  • Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by effectively communicating information, responding to requests, building rapport, participating in team problem solving methods

  • Has knowledge of and understands current TJC Standards for the clinical aspect of the department

  • Advocates for the patients and promotes healthy teamwork with the multidisciplinary team

  • Is proactive in efforts to facilitate patient flow through the ED

  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment by complying with policies and procedures

  • Maintains licensure, skills and education required to work in the ED

  • Positively supports Performance Improvement (PI) in the ED

What you will need:

  • A graduate of an accredited school of nursing or degree program

  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas or Compact State

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) - upon hire

  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) - within the first six months of hire

  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) - within the first six months of hire

  • TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course) – within the first 18 months of hire

  • CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention) – within the first three months of hire

  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas or Compact State

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.