admissions nurse - page 2

I am looking for RNs who work in the hospitals who are familiar with and or worked as an admissions nurse. I am currently working on creating a position for our hospital and would like some input as... Read More

  1. by   nursemaa
    Our admission nurses are based in the ED to expedite the paperwork, get IV's and labword etc started when there aren't beds available on the units and the stay in the ED is going to be long. If the ED doesn't need them (when pts are moving out quickly), the nursing supervisor can call them to help out with admissions on whichever unit is getting slammed. They don't get pulled to take assignments or other work, just admissions. It helps throughput a little, but we still get the occasional backup when the hospital is full. In my dream world, there would be an admissions nurse for each unit....