Performs routine patient/resident care under the supervision of Physicians, Surgeons Assistants and Nurses. Recognizes and reports significant observations. Strives for a variety of opportunities to use clinical skills, offer patient/family teaching and participate in a multidisciplinary approach to care.
Assists Physicians, Surgeons Assistants and Nurses, under supervision, in a multitude of patient procedures including, but not limited to, EKGs, phlebotomy, orthopedic splinting, cane and crutch preparation, CPR, defibrillation, catheters, POC Testing/Glucose analyzer, obtaining and recording vital signs and recognizing, reporting and assisting in resolution of life-threatening conditions. Prepares set-up for procedures (i.e. suturing, surgery, spinal taps, foley insertion, chest tube insertion, trauma thoracotomy, lavage, slit lamp and orthopedic reduction). Maintains department equipment through testing functions (i.e. cleaning/disinfection after use, set-up of Pleur-evac, vents, Gomko and suction devices). Maintains knowledge of current Emergency Department Technology.
Assists in examination and management during procedures (i.e. OB/GYN, neurological, respiratory, cardiac, emotional and behavioral, trauma and overdose emergencies). Assists in transporting patients from vehicles, ambulance, wheelchairs and beds utilizing proper inline stabilization, patient positioning, body mechanics and application of extremity and spinal devices, etc. Documents patient information necessary for admission, procedures, discharge and transfers.
Documents all procedures performed and obtains needed medical records information for all healthcare team members. Assists the inventory Clerk/Transporters with general clerical duties as needed (i.e. checking, ordering and/or stocking supplies in the Emergency Department). Performs related duties as assigned. *ADA Essential Functions
High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Associated Degree, preferred.
Certificate by the New York State Department of Health as an EMT, required. AEMT certification, preferred. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, required, within one (1) year of employment.
Minimum of one (1) year experience in an acute hospital setting or related clinical experience, required. Demonstrated competency in at least one of the following, preferred: Electrocardiogram (EKG) testing; venipuncture procedures; and/or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).