General Summary The EMT-P is responsible for planning and providing individual goal directed care that promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the individual, family and community.
The EMT-P possesses knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the particular skills to provide optimum patient care to the population for which he or she is employed.
The EMT-P is accountable for their practice and care coordination.
The EMT-P is expected to practice autonomously utilizing evidence based practices.
The practice of the EMT-P will support the mission, vision, and values of Lubbock Heart and Surgical Hospital.
The position of EMT-P in the Emergency Department will require additional roles as receptionist and full registration clerk, answering inquires of a general and medical nature through utilization of phone, patient call system, message relaying, and the procession of patient information into the health information system.
Essential Functions Provide clinical and administrative support for providers, patients, and Emergency Department operations Obtain patient vital signs, triage, and prioritize patient care Routinely performs venipunctures and intravenous insertions Performs and interprets ECG rhythm strips and 12-lead ECG's Performs Point of Care testing and allowable skills under direct physician supervision in accordance with written policies and procedures Be an integral part of the patient care team and assist with patient care within scope of practice Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintain instruments, and prepare sterilization tools and equipment as required Practice common safety hazards and precautions Helps patients in distress by responding to emergencies Establish effective rapport with clients, families, other employees, and physicians Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing education requirements and opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations Enhances health care practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments Assists patients with complaints and takes an active role in service recovery when needed Assist RN with a focus on efficiency metrics to improve ER flow and throughput (Arrival to Bed, Arrival to Medication Administration, Disposition to Discharge, Length of Stay, etc) Registration and admitting (admits, discharges and transfers) of patients into the Health Information Systems (HIS) including direct registration/admits and pre-registration/pre-admits.
Ensure bed board control is in conjunction with nursing management and floor nurses Register/admit all patients who enter the Emergency Room Verify insurance for each patient and then input information into HIS appropriately For all registrations obtain signatures for all appropriate forms such as Consent for Treatment, Standard Authorization, Financial Agreement and Assignment of Benefits, Notice of Privacy Practices and Advance Directive Facilitate and handle all referrals for scheduled admits and for day procedures to include updating the schedule and notify all appropriate departments Handle phone calls according to priority.
Handle in a very timely and professional manner Forward all non-covered insurance patients to the attention of Director of Revenue Cycle Operations Minimum Knowledge and Skills Required Know the definitions of fundamental computer terms related to applications, software, and desktop PC's Know how to open, read, and respond to email Know how to manage electronic files Know how to print electronic documents and reports Minimum Education and Experience Required 1-2 years of experience Licensure and Certification Current State of Texas Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certification Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Certification Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification Current American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification Environmental and Physical Requirements Works in temperature controlled environment Must to able to read, write and speak English fluently, have cognitive skills for math, reading, filing and sterile technique skills.
Vision for near, mid-range, far and accommodation.
Hearing for low, medium, and high pitch.
Effective communication skills when dealing with co-workers, patients, families and physicians Requires physical ability for standing, sitting, crouching, kneeling, frequent walking, reaching above head and below waist.
Risks include exposure to blood and body fluids (high), contact with laser and chemicals, lifting of 30-50 pounds, and exposure to infectious disease Allowable Skills Under Direct Physician Supervision Only Bandaging and Splinting Cardiac Pacing Defibrillation 3-Lead ECG Placement and Interpretation 12-Lead EKG Placement and Interpretation Endotracheal Suction Use of multi-lumen airways (i.e.
Combitube and King Airway) Hand Held Nebulizer Treatments IO insertion in both Adults and Pediatrics IV insertion IV Fluid Therapy Nasal Gastric Tubes Nasal Gastric Suction Allowable Medications Medication Administration by endotracheal, oral, parenteral, subcutaneous, or other indicated means.
Activated Charcoal Adenosine Albuterol Amiodarone ASA Atropine Calcium Gluconate Dexamethasone Diphenhydramine Dextrose 50% and 25% Duo Neb Dopamine Epinephrine 1:1000 Epinephrine 1:10,000 Etomidate Furosemide Flumazenil Glucagon Labetalol Levophed Lidocaine Magnesium Metoprolol Narcan Nitro Oral Glucose Phenergan Racemic Epinephrine Rocuronium Sodium Bicarbonate Solumedrol Succinylcholine Vasopressin Xopenex Zofran Prior to accomplishing a new skill, technique, medication administration, or procedure, it shall be demonstrated, proficiency proven, and documented by the Facility Manager and must have Medical Director Approval
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