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ER Nurse Job Description

An Emergency Room Nurse (ER Nurse) is a medical professional who aids patients in an  emergency situation, performs minor surgeries when necessary and treats patients who have experienced critical injuries or allergic reactions.


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ER Nurse responsibilities include:

  • Treating critical injuries, allergic reactions and trauma
  • Being ready to respond and equipped to deal with a medical emergency
  • Quickly assessing patient needs

Job brief

We are looking for an ER Nurse to join our team and provide first-line care to patients who are admitted to our emergency room. 

ER Nurse responsibilities include assisting Doctors with emergency medical care, addressing patient injuries and providing a high quality of nursing standards at all times. 

Ultimately, you will work directly with Doctors and patients in a fast-paced and highly stressful environment to ensure patients receive the medical attention they need.


  • Perform minor medical operations with Doctors
  • Clean wounds and reset bones for patients who enter the Emergency Room
  • Draw blood to send for testing
  • Maintain Emergency Room care standards
  • Assist with insurance paperwork as needed
  • Ensure the efficiency of the patient check-in process
  • Display strong decision-making skills in emergency scenarios

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as an ER Nurse or similar role
  • Able to work under high-pressure
  • Attention to detail to quickly determine the medical needs of patients
  • Good organizational skills to ensure the ER has essential supplies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as an ER Nurse

Frequently asked questions

What does an ER Nurse do?

ER Nurses treat patients in crisis situations in an Emergency Room, stabilize incoming patients with a variety of medical procedures and run tests as needed.

What are the duties and responsibilities of an ER Nurse?

An ER Nurse will have a number of duties for developing a patient care plan after evaluating injuries, setting bones, giving blood transfusions or running tests to determine the medical needs of their patients.

What makes a good ER Nurse?

A good ER Nurse must be able to remain calm under high-stress and high-pressure environments to provide excellent medical care to patients in the Emergency Room. They must also have great clinical skills to administer medical care in a fast-paced environment.

Who does an ER Nurse work with?

An ER Nurse typically works with a team of other ER Nurses to address the immediate needs of incoming patients, but they also work with Doctors to provide more advanced medical procedures and surgeries.

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