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Tech Emergency Room

Job ID
5745
Category
Clinical Nursing Support
Department
Emergency Room - SRMC
Location
Rio Rancho, NM
Date posted
03/26/2024
Pay Rate
$13.75 - $20.64 Hourly

Receive 17% weekday nights, 26% weekend nights, or 15% weekend day shift differentials!

Department: Emergency Room - SRMC

FTE: 0.05
Casual Pool (as needed)
Shift: Evenings

Position Summary:
Assist in the nursing and medical care of patients in the Emergency Department. Provide basic patient care; take and record vital signs to include temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake-output measurements. Provide oxygen therapy, intravenous access, phlebotomy, urinary catheterization, gastric lavage, suctioning, apply cardiac monitor as directed and supervised by ED physician or RN. Assist with fracture reductions, cast or splint application. Operates electrocardiographic (EKG) machine and gives exam to appropriate attending. Observe patient to ensure their safety and well-being; report observations to Charge Nurse or appropriate designee. Assist with activities of daily living (ADL): meals, ambulation, hygiene, linen change and toileting as instructed. Report compliance or equipment issues to department Director or Charge Nurse. Ensure adherence to Hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignments may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
* PATIENT OBSERVATION - Observe patient to ensure their safety and well being; report observations to Charge Nurse or appropriate designee
* TRANSPORT - Transport patients, collect, label and transport specimens, equipment, supplies, charts and materials to include arterial blood gas specimens
* PATIENT CARE - Assist nursing staff/physicians in complicated treatment procedures; perform routine treatment procedures
* PATIENT CARE - Provide basic patient care; take and record vital signs to include temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake-output measurements
* TESTING - Obtain test and patient information from patient requisition forms; submit test results to physician for interpretation
* PATIENT CARE - Assist with activities of daily living (ADL): meals, ambulation, hygiene, linen change and toileting as instructed
* PATIENT TRANSPORT - Transport patient in need using wheelchairs, hospitals gurneys and other conveniences
* EQUIPMENT - Maintain equipment, stock supplies and transport patients as needed
* MISCELLANEOUS - Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature and attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* PATIENT CARE - Administer oxygen, apply cardiac monitor, obtain blood specimens, catheterize patient, and place NG tubes under physician order or nursing delegation following an SRMC protocol or guideline
* CLERK - Answer phones, and operate computer systems
* EKG - Perform EKG's
* PATIENT CARE - Initiate or discontinue intravenous access based on physician order or nursing delegation following an SRMC protocol or guideline, only after successful completion of department competency requirements
* SPLINT - Splint as directed
* TEAMWORK - Promote team work and patient care in hospital setting by operating computer systems, perform a variety of clerical duties in support of assigned area to include data entry, answer phones, enter orders, assist as needed, and maintain files and other related duties
* EDUCATE - Educates and advises patients on specific medical issues within established parameters
* SUPPORT - May coordinate routine office activities and administrative functions in support of the unit
* PATIENT CARE - Assists with direct patient care procedures and related tasks by taking vital signs, preparing for the procedures and assisting as appropriate
* COMPETENCIES - Complete department specific competencies as required by department
* PATIENT CARE - Assist RN's with application and monitoring of patients in physical restraints
* PATIENT CARE - May assist RN's with response to medical emergencies within SRMC and on SRMC property
* PATIENT CARE - May perform continuous one-to-one monitoring of high-risk patients under RN supervision
* POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Maintain established departmental and hospital policies and procedures, guidelines, objectives, and quality assurance programs
* TREATMENT - Performs routine non-invasive treatment procedures

Qualifications


Education:
Essential:
* High School or GED Equivalent
* 1 of NA, MA, PCT, DD214, EMT-B, Nurs Pgrm w/clin rotations
Nonessential:
* Associate Degree
* Bachelor's Degree
Education specialization:
Nonessential:
* Related Discipline
* Related Discipline

Experience:
Essential:
2 years related experience

Nonessential:

Credentials:
Essential:
* Not Applicable/Not Required
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days

Physical Conditions:
Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Working conditions:
Essential:
* Sig Haz: Physical risk/injuries due to combative patients

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