Accountable for performing and providing quality customer service in the Emergency Department. Effectively perform direct patient care tasks to assist licensed personnel. Responsible for maintaining effective communication skills. Participates in monitoring and maintaining resources in the Emergency Department. Understands and contributes to the vision, mission, and goals of the Emergency Department.
Provide specific nursing care under the direction of licensed personnel that is intentional and patient-focused. Measure and record vital signs: apical pulse, axillary/oral temperature, pain scale number, BP monitors, manual, pedal pulse, pulse oximeter, radial pulse, rectal temperature, respiration, standing/infant Scales, tympanic temperature.
Accurately observe, collect, identify, and document data on appropriate form in a timely manner. Report information to RN. Use acceptable abbreviations and terminology. Documentation must be legible. Assist patient with belongings and utilize belongings list. Assist with comfort, support, and protective needs. Follow seizure precautions and side rail policy. Transfer patients according to patient transfer techniques, transfer belts, and bed positioning (ex. Trendelenburg/Reverse). Transport patients according to established safe, procedures. Assist with transportation of patient with catheters, IV Pumps, cardiac monitors, oxygen, chest tubes, or in contact airborne isolation. Assist patients with ambulation, crutches or walker. Assist with elimination: bedpan/fracture pan/urinal, external catheter, emptying urine collection bags. Provide general patient hygiene: dentures, Foley care, partial bed bath, perineal care, shampoo/shower. Insert male and female urinary catheters (straight catheters, foley catheters, external catheters, Foley catheter leg strap/tape, continuous bladder irrigation, cleansing/harris flush enema). Apply cardiac monitoring equipment. Perform 12-lead ECGs and obtain 12-lead rhythm strip.
Assist with elastic bandages, slings, compression devices, and observation and care of casts. Apply traction: Hare/Sager, cervical traction. Assist with application of respiratory treatments. Demonstrate knowledge and describe scope of practice related to oxygen safety. Place and apply select dressings as directed. Remove dressings as directed. Set up sterile tray, gloves, and packages. Dispose of dressings following procedures. Provide heating pad, ice packs, and hypo/hyperthermia blankets.
Apply and monitor restraint devices as appropriate. Provide alternatives to restraint use and chart on the flow sheet. Accurately collect/identify specimens: occult blood, clean cath urine, Foley Specimen, urinalysis, urine culture and sensitivity, blood glucose monitoring. Perform standard venipuncture collection: phlebotomy/blood, identify tube for specimen, blood alcohol, blood culture, specimen labeling, I-Stat labs, CKMB-Troponin I POCT Bedside. Order food trays and assist with any nutritional needs: monitor food trays/snacks, document intake/outtake, and document calorie count. Assist patients needing tube feeding as appropriate. Check patient belongings upon discharge. Follow patient discharge procedure. Strip bed/linen. Maintain orderliness of patient rooms and environment of care. Maintain temperature, lighting, and noise control. Respect patientï¿½s right to privacy. Clean and maintain staff areas, storage rooms. Dispose of infectious trash. Handle emergency situations and follow CPR procedures, code blue procedures, fire procedures, and disaster procedures. Maintain and monitor equipment and supplies and report malfunctions to Manager/Director. Level 2 ï¿½ Proficient (in addition to above duties) Report observations of changes in patientï¿½s conditions and level of consciousness to an RN or LPN in a timely manner. Demonstrate ability to prioritize tasks according to urgency. Develop a routine that allows for maximum use of time. Exhibit ability to effectively multitask. Level 3 ï¿½ Subject Matter Expert (in addition to above duties) Identify complications and provide assistance to solutions. Practice problem solving techniques by verbalizing proper steps to take during a confrontational situation. Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
Education Required: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.). DOT EMT-Basic approved curriculum completion. Graduate from a State Certified Emergency Program.
Certificates Required: National Certification and State Certified Basic EMT (AZ or an AZ EMT certification must be obtained within 6 months from date of hire.)
Experience Required: 2 years recent experience Preferred: 1 year Emergency Department experience
Knowledge Required: Medical terminology/Documentation standards
Technology Required: Basic computer skills
Other Required: Must be able to work variable shifts, weekends and/or holidays
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 2005039149
About Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.