Emergency is where excellence begins.

San Antonio Regional Hospital's Level II, Non-Trauma Emergency Department (ED) is where many patients first encounter excellence in care. Nearly three-quarters of all hospital admissions come through the ED – and it's the strong partnerships we have with other hospital departments that result in seamless care and the ability to respond quickly to patient needs.

It's a team you'll want to be part of day after day, one that evolves alongside the needs of our community. For example, when demand for services grew, so did ED patient wait times. However, San Antonio's innovative nurses quickly sprang into action, evaluating the situation and streamlining processes to reduce patient wait times – evidence of our strong commitment to our patients.

"Our emergency room staff continues to exceed expectations. We have one of the busiest paramedic receiving centers in San Bernardino County, seeing over 80,000 patients a year. Our medical staff and nursing teams have established protocols that allow us to work together as a well-coordinated team, resulting in outstanding patient care."
— Kevin Parkes, MD, Emergency Department          

San Antonio Regional Hospital's spirit of interdepartmental collaboration has led to our designation as a STEMI (ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Receiving Center, one of only two in San Bernardino County. The designation was the direct result of the ED and Cath Lab working together diligently to reduce door-to-balloon times for STEMI patients.

Be part of our expansion of excellence.

There's never been a better time to be an ED nurse at San Antonio. Our team has already been recognized with three consecutive Emergency Medicine Excellence Awards®, which are only given to the top 5% of hospitals providing emergency care. Our $158 million tower expansion in 2017 has allowed us to expand our emergency services. The 52-bed ED is supported by its own radiology satellite, featuring a CT Scanner and Ultrasound.

Reap the rewards.

Joining the ED means that you'll receive the support you need to deliver a higher standard of care. This includes the support of 24/7 coverage in CT/Radiology, Laboratory, and Respiratory Therapy services, plus a dedicated ED educator, manager, and patient-free charge nurses.

Additional benefits for emergency nurses include:

  • Night shift differential
  • Weekend differential (Friday night to Monday morning)
  • Annual certification bonus (CCRN or CEN)
  • Five weeks of paid vacation to start (up to seven weeks total)
  • Patient free charge nurse
  • Charge pay
  • Preceptor rewards
  • Computerized documentation