Provides professional nursing care for assigned patients in the emergency room. Triages each patient and determines priority of care based on physical, psychological and social needs as well as factors influencing patient flow through the emergency care system. Performs focused assessment of chief complaints of each patient in a timely manner according to established triage guidelines. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Associate's degree and is certified as a registered nurse. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. 3-5 years nursing experience required.