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Department: Emergency Department
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Days
Hours: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Job Details:
  • Position Summary:  This position is responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care in the department setting. Performs tasks under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the team and/or unit. Assists the nursing staff in providing care to Emergency Department patients from admission to discharge.  Participates in performance improvement activities of the department and daily management of infection prevention and control activities. 

     

    Standards of Behavior

     

    Commitment:

    Be loyal to my co-workers and the hospital and do not undermine other people’s work.  Take initiative to do what needs to be done, not leaving it for someone else to do.  Complete mandatory education on time, maintain appropriate licenses and other certifications as appropriate (such as BLS, ACLS, etc) and meet other basic requirements for my job. 

     

    Attitude:

    Rudeness is never appropriate and effective communication can create more positive encounters. 

     

    Respect:

    Treat each other with courtesy and respect.  Show caring and concern for our patients, visitors and families. 

     

    Excellence:

    Focus on providing the highest quality of care and be creative in adapting actions and responses to improve the level of service we provide.   

     

    Service:

    Provide a comfortable atmosphere for all customers.  Strive to anticipate needs and react in a caring, professional manner to patients, families, physicians, and co-workers.  Respond to service recovery opportunities and strive to meet the needs of others by using A GIFT.  Use proper phone etiquette.  Answer calls in three rings.  Greet caller pleasantly stating name and department.  Ask “How may I help you?”    

     

     

    Primary Functions:

    1.     Provides clerical support necessary for the efficient functioning of the patient care unit. Enters orders in the hospital computer system for tests and procedures.  Answers phones.  Assists with coordination of admissions and transfers.  Maintains a clean, safe environment.  

     

    2.     Assists RN with patient care procedures.  Draws blood.  Performs EKG’s.  Provides patient with hospital gown.  Places patient on monitors. Provides additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.

     

    3.     Maintains log books in the department and assists in recording information for performance improvement activities.

     

    4.     Under the direction of the nurse manager, orders, receives and stores supplies and equipment.

     

    5.     Provides basic nursing care to non-acutely ill and acutely ill patients within the Nursing Assistant’s scope of practice that includes actions that meet psychosocial needs and physical needs.

     

    6.     Communicates to the RN any observed changes in patient status and responses.  Maintains awareness of the needs of the pediatric, geriatric and general patient population.

     

    7.     Treats patients and families with dignity and respect.  Ensures confidentiality of patient records.  Interacts   professionally with patients and families and provides explanations and verbal reassurance as necessary.

     

     

    Other Duties As Assigned:

    Accepts other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Education:

    High school diploma or the equivalent preferred.

    BLS or CPR equivalent within 30 days of hire required

    Paramedic or completion of paramedic training preferred.

     

    Experience:

    Prior patient care assistant experience preferred.  Previous experience with blood draws.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Basic knowledge of computers.  Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English.  Demonstrates flexibility, ability to multi-task and effective organizational and interpersonal skills. Able to function efficiently with constant change. 

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