St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visitinghttp://www.stmhospital.org/.
Provides comprehensive care to the patient presenting to the Emergency Department for care. Performs assigned tasks, including direct and indirect patient care activities, in conjunction with and as delegated by the RN. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission, core and SHARE values. This position also performs the clerical and communication tasks that support professional nursing and medical care provided to patients and families during all phases of their ED visit. Coordinates and prioritizes multiple patients, physician and staff needs.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED
Graduate of state certified EMT-I program or EMT-B program with IV certification
Minimum Experience Requirements
1 year experience in health care preferred
Prior computer experience
EMT-B with IV Certification Required
BLS-Heathcare Provider from American Heart Association
Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )
Patient Care -75%
Responds to patient needs (call light, family/significant other request, RN or physician request) in a timely manner by directly providing assistance or relaying information to appropriate person.
Communicates with RN and physician or extender regarding patient/family observations in an ongoing fashion to assist in the treatment of patients.
Assists RN in the assessment process by obtaining height, weight, vital signs, and specimen collection proactively and when needed.
Accurately obtains and documents pertinent vital signs as directed. Informs appropriate personnel of abnormalities.
Performs a variety of technical tasks through RN delegation based on unit competencies which may include but not be limited to:
Point of care lab tests
Phlebotomy, for laboratory specimens, IV or straight draw
12 lead EKG recording
IV insertion for adults
Assist with placing patients on monitoring devices and recording vital signs
Wound care and dressing
Assist MD with suturing, orthopedic procedure, and pelvic procedures (if female tech)
Transports/transfers patients to destination, utilizing proper body mechanics, and prudent safety measures.
Demonstrates knowledge of sterile technique according to policy.
Collaborates with nursing through delegation, regarding plan of care, follow-up, and evaluation for the patient and family
Helps RN staff to maintain adequate stock of equipment and supplies for patient care.
Helps to maintain a clean environment in the department
Assists RN with patient intake by preparing room appropriately for incoming patients, by helping to disrobe new patients, and by retrieving pertinent equipment as directed.
Anticipates needs of patients in terms of comfort and dignity by providing gowns, blankets, or substance as deemed appropriate.
Assists RN with discharge of patients by assisting with dressing of patient, transporting patients, as well as other pertinent delegated tasks.
Ability to use critical thinking skills competently in order to handle multiple tasks and fluctuating volumes to include multiple trauma patients and/or critical events
Effectively communicate with Medical and Nursing staff to ensure that timely and appropriate care is delivered
Recognizes emergency situations and responds appropriately
Documentation and Problem Solving -25%
Facilitates paper flow and organization. Assists with order entry as needed as well as other clerical duties as assigned. Facilitates patient admission process. Processes chart at completion of patient care. Inputs patient data and charges following completion by RN.
Makes an active effort to be positive force in supporting an environment which is conducive to productivity, strong morale and teamwork.
Maintains proactive communication amongst ED staff to optimize patient care.
Offers suggestions for actively seeks to improve "service orientation" of the department and organization.
Supports system and departmental policies and procedures including maintaining confidentiality, adhering to safety procedures and dress codes.
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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