Title : Emergency Services RN

Department : Rhode Island Hospital

Type : Full Time

Location : Providence, RI

Job Details :

Deliver health with care.

About the Position

An Emergency Service Registered Nurse at Lifespan focuses on providing care to patients suffering from trauma or other illnesses that require emergency attention. You must be able to recognize and treat life-threatening conditions in addition to being able to rapidly assess and treat patients in critical situations. In this role, you will need to work at maximum efficiency without compromising quality of care, especially when under pressure.

About Lifespan

Formed in 1994, Lifespan is a not-for-profit health system based in Providence, Rhode Island comprising three teaching hospitals of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University: Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital; The Miriam Hospital, and Bradley Hospital, the nation's first psychiatric hospital for children; Newport Hospital, a community hospital offering a broad range of services; Gateway Healthcare, the state's largest provider of community behavioral health care; Lifespan Physician Group, the largest multi-speciality practice in Rhode Island; and Coastal Medical, a primary care driven medical practice. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct patient care in a Level I trauma center
  • Provide leadership by delegating, supervising, and participating in safe nursing care activities provided by ancillary personnel
  • Evaluate effectiveness of patient care and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team, patients and their families, and community services for patient care outcome and discharge planning
  • Assess and provide appropriate education based on the patient and family needs
  • Participate in unit-based quality improvement and research activities
  • Utilize all available resources to provide quality, cost-effective patient care
  • Identify growth needs and participate in educational opportunities and professional organizations
  • Serve as a role model or preceptor to new graduate nurses and less experienced personnel
  • May at times be required to float from the pediatric and adult emergency rooms based on patient census

Key Results

  • Show care and compassion for a wide age range and cultural backgrounds
  • Determine priority of care based on physical, psychological, and social needs as well as other factors influencing patient flow 
  • Care for patients on cardiac monitors, those with respiratory issues, and those with life threatening medical issues or traumatic injuries
  • Perform focused assessments of chief complaints of each patient in a timely manner
  • Care for the patient from arrival to admission or facilitate timely discharges

About Rhode Island Hospital

Rhode Island Hospital is a private, 718-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and academic medical center. We are the largest hospital in Rhode Island, and we are a nationally and internationally recognized research center. We host the state's only Level I trauma center and the state's only verified burn center. We offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to our patients, while serving as the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Rhode Island Hospital ranks among the country's leading independent hospitals that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health. We are also the only hospital in Rhode Island to have three units recognized with a Beacon Award for nursing excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.


  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Rhode Island
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN), preferred
  • Certified Wound Nurse, preferred
    • Certified Wound Specialist (CWS)
    • American Board of Wound Management certification
    • Certified Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse (CWOCN)
  • 2 years of clinical experience in medical surgical nursing, ambulatory nursing, or surgical services in a hospital setting
  • Experience in a high-volume outpatient setting, preferred

Benefits: Total Rewards for a Total You

  • Health and Well-Being
    • Comprehensive health plan
    • Prescription drug savings with free home delivery
    • Member discounts through Blue 365
    • $150 annual well-being reimbursement
    • Dental and Vision plans
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
    • ​​​Living Well, Lifespan's employee well-being program
    • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and those in your home
    • Affordable emergency back-up care for children, adults, or elder relatives
    • Option to swap back-up care days for credit on Rover.com for pet care and service
  • Financial Wellness
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan upon hire with up to 6% matching
    • Student loan debt repayment program
    • Education assistance up to $3,500 annually
    • College planning and savings solutions
    • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
    • Long- and Short-Term disability coverage
    • Pet insurance
    • Legal insurance covering home closings, estate planning, traffic violation issues, and LGBTQ+, diversity, and inclusion
    • HIV insurance
    • Home and auto insurance discounts
  • Employee Experience
    • Generous PTO
    • Flexible work arrangements
    • Reward and Recognition programs
    • Community involvement
    • Preferred partner programs offering employee savings on appliances, electronics, and more
    • Free employee parking

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.