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RN, Emergency Department, Variable

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 100895
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12531088942302-Human Resources Talent Acquisition and Workforce Administration


Are you a dedicated and compassionate Registered Nurse with experience in the fast-paced Emergency Department? Join our dynamic team at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in this full time, self-scheduling position, where you'll play a pivotal role in delivering life-saving care and making a difference in the lives of our diverse patient population.


Position Highlights: 

  • Sign-On Bonus: $15,000 for eligible candidates (at least one year of experience required)
  • Unit: Adult Emergency Department
  • Location: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC
  • Shift Schedule: Full Time (36 hours), self-scheduling options, including:
    • Mornings: 3:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    • Days: 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
    • Afternoons: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
    • Evenings: 3:30 PM to 3:30 AM
    • Nights: 7:30 PM to 7:30 AM
    • Weekends


What We Offer:

  • Relocation Assistance: $3,000 for qualified candidates
  • Generous PTO: Accrue up to 25 days/year, to be used for vacations, sickness, holidays, and personal matters.
  • Education Reimbursement: We invest in your professional growth, offering up to $2,500 per year towards a bachelor’s degree and up to $5,000 per year towards a graduate degree.
  • Wellness Incentives: Take advantage of up to $1,350 per year in wellness incentives through our LiveWELL program, prioritizing your well-being.
  • Parental Benefits: We understand the importance of family, providing six weeks of paid birthing-mother maternity leave and four weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Retirement: Secure your financial future with up to 7% employer-paid retirement contributions.


Job Summary:

The Emergency Department Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care through skillful assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. As an Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist ED Nurse you will:

  1. Provide patient/family centered care using the nursing process and focusing on the physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, religious, and environmental needs. This includes providing for the assessment, development of nursing diagnoses, outcome identification, planning, implementation of interventions, coordination of care, health teaching and promotion and evaluation of goals and interventions consistent with the policies of WFBMC.
  2. Maintain a safe, therapeutic, and healing environment through ensuring patient privacy and responsive, respectful, accepting, and professional behavior.
  3. Utilize and promote the use of technology and equipment to enhance the safety of patients and staff.
  4. Communicate effectively to promote sharing of information throughout the continuum of care and as an effective member of the healthcare team.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to function in a professional setting through active participation in a professional practice model. This includes participating in shared governance, adherence to standards of care, participation in peer review and professional development promoting leadership and clinical excellence, effective team skills, autonomous practice and acknowledgment of accountability for actions and critical thinking.
  6. Perform and maintain competency for point-of-care testing as assigned, waived and or non-waived, ensuring compliance with WFBH policies and with applicable state and federal regulations.
  7. Act as a patient advocate throughout the continuum of care including all patient settings and in the community.
  8. Coordinate the effective and efficient delivery of patient care services through the application of care management principles. 
  9. Identify clinical priorities and initiates action to improve patient outcomes.
  10. Demonstrate ability to function in a professional practice model through active participation in shared governance, promotion of a healthy work environment and acceptance of personal responsibility for professional growth.


Atrium Health Baptist Medical Center Emergency Room 

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Emergency Department serves as a distinguished Level I trauma center, offering comprehensive care for a wide spectrum of medical emergencies, ranging from critical cases like heart attacks and strokes to common ailments such as flu and viral infections. Our team comprises over 30 board-certified emergency physicians, skilled nurse practitioners, experienced emergency nurses, sexual assault and forensic nurse examiners, social workers, case managers, and a dedicated cadre of specialized professionals.

The Emergency Department has a storied history as one of the nation's pioneering Emergency Medicine training programs. Today, we continue to shape the future of emergency care through groundbreaking patient care research and resident education. Our innovations, such as the widely adopted HEART pathway for chest pain risk assessment, impact patients' lives daily. We've led the way in observational care since 2005, with a dedicated Clinical Decision Unit, ensuring top-notch medication considerations through dedicated PharmD coverage in the ED. Additionally, our nationally recognized resident education environment fosters learning not only for emergency medicine residents but also for nurses, paramedics, and nursing assistants alongside our medical students.



  • At least 1 year of nursing experience
  • Completion of nursing education from an accredited institution. Associate (Required), BSN preferred
  • Registered Nurse licensure from the State of North Carolina
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within 1 year of hire for Adult Critical Care, Adult ED

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