Nurse Horizons Modified Emergency Department Residency for Experienced Nurses

Job Number: 2102213

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital - Atlanta, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time


ENTITY: Piedmont Atlanta Hospital

UNIT: Emergency Department

SCHEDULE/SHIFT: Full-time (3 12s)/ Days, Mids, or Nights

SIGN ON BONUS: Up to $15,000



The staff nurse provides nursing care to patients from birth through the lifecycle utilizing nursing processes to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care for patients. He/she functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of the organization and demonstrates professional growth and accountability. The staff nurse is responsible for maintaining standards of practice, coordinating patient care activities of all assigned staff in the provision of quality nursing care.





Graduate of a nursing program



New Graduates of a nursing program eligible



Current License in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse or NLC/eNLC Multistate License.

BLS certification required.



For PRN positions: One year of nursing experience in a hospital setting is required

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Advanced certification in field of specialty, if applicable (see addendum)

Nursing Experience in Hospital Setting Preferred



1. Performs patient assessments to include collection of data regarding the patient’s physical, psychosocial and health history.

2. Appropriately evaluates the developmental age of the patient when performing assessments, treatments and patient/family education.

3. Organizes patient data into the formulation of a plan of care; identifies additional information needed and makes care decisions based on identified needs. Identifies expected patient outcomes.

4. Carries out plan of care to achieve desired patient outcomes.

5. Provides patient care that is specific to the setting, identified needs and plan; ensures that the care provided is appropriate to the severity of the disease, condition, impairment or disability.

6. Oversees activities of ancillary and support team members.

7. Identifies teaching opportunities and provides the resources necessary for achieving the educational goals of the patients.

8. Communications issues/concerns to the Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager and/or physician as appropriate.

9. Documents patient care and concerns in the patient record.



Leadership Skills

Effective Communication Skills


Independent Judgment

Ability to handle stressful environments



The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.



All Nursing Disciplines

• Collects pertinent data and information relative to the healthcare consumer’s health or the situation

• Analyzes the assessment data to determine actual or potential diagnoses, problems, and issues

• Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the healthcare consumer or the situation

• Develops a plan that prescribes strategies to attain expected, measurable outcomes

• Implements the identified plan of care

• Coordinates care delivery

• Employs strategies to promote health and a safe environment

• Evaluates progress toward attainment of goals and outcomes

• Practices ethically

• Practices in a manner that is congruent with current diversity and inclusion principles

• Communicates effectively in all areas of practice

• Collaborates with healthcare consumer and other key stakeholders in the conduct of nursing practice

• Leads within the professional practice setting and the profession

• Seeks knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice and promotes futuristic thinking

• Integrates evidence and research findings into practice

• Contributes to quality nursing practice

• Evaluates one’s own and others’ nursing practice

• Utilizes appropriate resources to plan, provide, and sustain evidence-based nursing services that are safe, effective, and fiscally responsible

• Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner


Emergency Department:

Additional Required Certifications:

ACLS and PALS Certification - (Nurse Residents or nurses new to specialty will complete applicable certifications within 6 months of start date)

Experienced Emergency Department nurses will have 6 months to obtain the PALS certification.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Piedmont Healthcare we embrace diverse ideas, perspectives, and skills to create a collaborative workplace where the best talent wants to succeed. We celebrate differences and recognize that they allow us to care for our community.

Excellence at Work

Piedmont is a certified Great Place to Work™-- a national designation based on employee feedback about trust, workplace culture and experience. In 2019, Forbes named Piedmont one of Georgia’s 10 best employers and the highest-ranked healthcare provider.

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