Millcreek Community Hospital
SUMMARY: Primary responsibility will be to triage patients as they present to the ER and report of such patients to RN and/or ER physician. Assists the nurse in tasks requiring less technical skills. Adhere to Hospital and Emergency Room policies. Will restock, reorder supplies. Assure a clean, safe work environment. Offer support to patients and families. Functions as a Unit Clerk and is able to meet emergency situations with composure within scope of procedure.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for triage of patients as they present to the ER.
- Checks the patient’s vital signs and elicits chief complaint and pertinent information.
- Presents information on triaged patient’s to the RN and/or ER physician.
- Helps transport, transfer patients. Help patients into/out of chairs, lifts patients, assist’s with ambulating patients.
- Upon training, may perform O2 saturations, Breathalyzer, accuchecks, EKG’s and draw lab work.
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
- Maintains a clean, safe environment. Reorder and restock supplies.
- Assumes Unit Clerk functions such as answering the phone, directing calls/taking messages, preparing patient charges and completing requests for patient tests (i.e.: Lab, X-ray).
- Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and Infection Control standards.
- May apply elastic stockings – ace bandages and the like.
- Assists in dressing/undressing the patient.
- Communicates changes in the patient’s condition to the Registered Nurse.
- Assist physician/Registered Nurse with procedures as directed by Charge Nurse.
- Assist with patient’s activities of daily living.
- May administer enemas, bladder catheterizations, heat/cold applications, intake and output.
- May assist in application of restraints as directed by nurse. May assist in monitoring of ADL’s.
- Possesses the ability to obtain and interpret information considering age specific needs.
- Maintains effective inter- and intra- departmental communications both written and oral. Is alert and responsive to urgent and emergency situations acting under direction of licensed personnel; informs persons in cases of emergencies.
- Changes bed linens, runs errands, and directs visitors.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Education Requirements: Post high school vocational/specialized training
Current Emergency Medical Technician certificate of
EMT required. CPR
Basic Telemetry Course credentialing within 1 year of hire
Membership of the Stroke team includes mandatory hours of education annually specifically related to diagnosis/assessment and management of acute stroke/cerebrovascular disease.
Minimum Experience: Sufficient previous clinical experience in area of assignment.
English Language Skills: Must be able to read, write and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
Physical Demands: Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
Must be able to lift up to and in excess of 25 pounds throughout the workday.
Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours.
Working Environment: Works in well lighted/ventilated areas.
Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skill required of personnel so classified.
I have read the job description and fully understand the requirements set forth therein. I hereby accept the position and agree to abide by the requirements set forth, and will perform all duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability.