Assists nursing staff by performing designated duties related to patient care in a manner conducive to their safety, comfort, and welfare. Adheres to instructions given my the nursing/medical staff and performs only those duties as described in the EST skills list and in accordance with established standards. All care provided is documented per department standards. Demonstrates strong communication skills in dealing with staff and consumers, and projects a professional demeanor. Participates in classes and skills labs, continuing education, and current CPR certification.
Essential Responsibilities:Assists nursing staff by performing designated duties related to patient care in a manner conducive to their safety, comfort, and welfare (obtains vital signs, EKG's, basic wound care, etc). Documents care in electronic medical record.Maintains supplies per department standards.Demonstrates good knowledge and practice in of sterile and isolation techniques.Assists with instructing patient in crutch walking.Applies splints and orthopedic appliances under the direction of the RN or practitioner. Functions as a phlebotomist as directed by the RN or practitioner.
Experience Minimum one (1) year of clinical experience in a emergency department or urgent care setting.
Education High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration Medical assistant or EMT certification OR able to obtain shortly after hire. Current CPR certification is required by date of hire/transfer.
Additional Requirements: Strong communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate with patients, visitors, and clinical staff. Knowledge of medical terminology. Basic computer skills. Knowledge and skill in emergency services protocols, patient safety, and clinical standards.
Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) years of clinical experience in a emergency department or urgent care setting. EMT training.