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Are you ready for a new challenge in your nursing career? Do you want to broaden your knowledge base and skills, become a respected part of a high-functioning team, and feel the awe-inspiring reward of saving lives? Then you should consider becoming an ER nurse.

Making the switch to a different nursing specialty requires introspection and preparation. You’ll need to assess whether the change you intend to make will happen at the right time and for the right reasons. You’ll also need to do some prep work to ensure you’re equipped to take on the responsibilities of a new role.

That’s particularly true for a switch to the fast-paced, demanding world of emergency department nursing. Conducting a self-assessment to determine if you’re a good match for an ER nursing career and committing to expanding your skills and credentials are must-do first steps for any nurse who wants to swap his or her current specialty for an exciting opportunity as an ER nurse.

It’s also valuable to consider the best place in which to practice as an ER nurse — because where you work can be as central to your job satisfaction as what you do.

Why choose Eisenhower Medical Center as an ER nurse?

Emergency department nursing is a challenging specialty. We get that. That’s why at Eisenhower Medical Center we’ve built a supportive culture that recognizes and rewards the contributions of our emergency department team members.

Here’s how:

Performance excellence

Providing top-notch care is central to all that we do at Eisenhower Medical Center, and it’s why we are an acknowledged leader among healthcare organizations throughout the Palm Springs area.

We’re dedicated to providing “Healthcare As It Should Be,” which means we strive to provide the level of clinical excellence and quality patient care experiences that both our patients and practitioners consider ideal. Our clinical practice policies are evidence-based, and our high standards for patient safety and other quality care measures are followed at all times.

As a teaching hospital, Eisenhower Medical Center cultivates a culture of knowledge, research, and innovation; and we attract and foster clinicians who are at the top of their fields. Our nurses, physicians, and other staff enjoy a variety of opportunities for growth, mentoring, and the ability to contribute to the advancement of patient care services.

On the cutting edge of medicine, our organization has been recognized for its centers of excellence in oncology, neurology, cardiovascular, and orthopedic care. Eisenhower Medical Center earned a top Hospital Safety Score from Leapfrog, an independent healthcare industry watchdog in 2016; and we’re the only medical center in the Palm Springs vicinity to receive a four-star rating in overall hospital quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. U.S. News & World Report’s annual hospital report ranked Eisenhower Medical Center No. 1 in the Riverside Metropolitan area this year and acknowledged our organization as one of only 63 hospitals across the country to achieve high-performing ratings in all nine types of patient care its analysis evaluated. As a clinical and technological leader, we’ve been named among the nation’s top 50 cardiac hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, and we made the list of the country’s “Most Wired” hospitals for four consecutive years.

Nursing excellence

We have our nursing staff to thank for its contributions to the outstanding patient care for which we’ve been recognized. The dedication, compassion, and clinical expertise of nurses at Eisenhower Medical Center help us to not only achieve distinction, but also to continue advancing safe, quality healthcare for our patients.

Eisenhower Medical Center is the only healthcare organization in the Palm Springs area to earn Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This distinguished achievement sets our nursing programs apart as one of only 7% of the nation’s more than 6,000 hospitals to hold the renowned designation. Magnet designation means our nursing programs meet the highest levels of performance in patient safety, quality care, and efficiency.

The Magnet designation also demonstrates Eisenhower Medical Center’s commitment to nurses and patient-centered care. The honor validates the collaborative culture we’ve created and our strong support for advancing quality initiatives and the standards of nursing practice. It signifies our respect for our acclaimed nurses as vital members of our healthcare team, and it shows our dedication to fostering the professional development of RNs across our organization.

We support the professional autonomy of nurses, empowering them to become bold, transformational leaders; and we nurture teamwork within and across departments and disciplines. A culture of cooperation is evident in our Tennity Emergency Department, a 44,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility with 42 treatment areas, each equipped with the latest clinical and communication technology. A dedicated team leader, day and night charge nurses, a clinical educator, pre-hospital liaison nurse, an emergency department quality nurse, and a forensic program coordinator supplement our expert emergency staff nurses, who serve an average of 65,000 patients each year. We’re adamant about providing the resources, training, technology, and support nurses need to protect their own safety and ensure the delivery of safe patient care to their patients. At peak times, our emergency department adheres to a 3:1 nurse-to-patient staffing ratio.

Learn more about the Tennity Emergency Department at Eisenhower Medical Center here.

Professional and personal support

At Eisenhower Medical Center, we’re proud to provide not only the highest-quality healthcare experiences for our patients, but also exceptional work experience for our employees. As much as we value the clinical expertise of our nurses, we highly prize their professional and personal well-being.

We believe in lifelong learning, and we encourage nurses at every stage of their career to take advantage of continuing education and other learning experiences through our robust Nursing Education Program. We also believe in showing our appreciation for hard work and a job well done. Eisenhower Medical Center hosts a variety of employee recognition programs, from individual on-the-spot rewards to monthly Shining Stars awards and annual acknowledgment of entire departments demonstrating outstanding patient satisfaction.

We also recognize the importance of our employees’ satisfaction, both on and off the job. We encourage nurses and other employees to use our system-wide health and wellness programs, including free access to the cutting-edge fitness programs and equipment at the Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center. Nurses can likewise take advantage of personalized health and wellness programs, such as weight training and nutritional counseling, as well as community health lectures.

Eisenhower Medical Center offers competitive compensation and benefits packages for emergency nurses and the possibility of relocation assistance. If you’re ready to make the move to a career as an ER nurse, we’re ready to help you succeed. Search our available positions and apply today.

Originally posted on 22/11/2016

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