Catholic Health Initiatives Emergency Room Technician PT (.3) Nights St. Francis in GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska

Emergency Room Technician PT (.3) Nights St. Francis

Description

CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at CHIhealth.com.

General Summary

Under close supervision and according to established procedures, performs routine basic nursing procedures necessary to provide for care, comfort and safety of patients. Takes vital signs, assists patients with personal hygiene, feeds and ambulates patients, transfers patients and so forth according to detailed procedures. Cares for patients of all ages with a variety of medical problems. Patients are from both traditional and non-traditional family structures with a variety of sociocultural and educational backgrounds. Uses and discloses patient protected health information: 1) Only as it applies to job functions, 2) in amounts minimally necessary for intended purpose, and 3) in a confidential manner.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides for care, comfort and safety of assigned patients under close direction of registered nurse. In doing so, positions patients, assists with cleansing of patient, oral hygiene, ambulation, and making of beds.

  2. Performs and records basic nursing care procedures such as collection of routine specimens, vital signs, intake and output, foley care, and weights in accordance to detailed procedures.

  3. Completes EKGs on any patient that MD orders, communicates the EKG print out to the MD, transmits the EKG to the McKesson portal, and then assigns EKG to be read by appropriate MD.

  4. Cleanses all wounds and applies dressing appropriately as directed by provider and nursing personnel.

  5. Applies ace wraps, splints, slings, and immobilizers to patient’s affected extremity.

  6. Observes patients and reports reactions or changes in condition to appropriate nursing personnel.

  7. Answers call lights to determine patient needs, responds to patient requests, and/or relays to RN or LPN responsible for patient's care. Transfers patients, beds and patient care equipment to other rooms, adhering to safety precautions.

  8. Completes various errands as requested such as retrieving and delivering supplies, pharmaceuticals, x-rays, specimens, instruments, test results, and so forth. Accepts medication deliveries and distributes to secure designated areas on the unit.

Hours: 6:30 pm - 7:00 am

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

Ability to read in order to interpret type and level of patient care ordered, to write in order to record procedures performed, to understand and follow instructions relating to basic patient care, and to perform simple arithmetic calculations in order to take and record patients' weight and vital signs. This education is normally acquired by completion of at least two years of high school.

License/Certification

State of Nebraska Certified Nursing Assistant certification required. Additional unit-specific knowledge is obtained through orientation, checklists and competency testing.

Currently on the 40-hour Medication Aide Registry for the State of Nebraska (only as related to administration of oxygen) or obtain training, complete competency and be registered on the 40-hour Medication Aide Registry within 1 year of hire or transfer. Maintain 40-hour Medication Aide Registry status with demonstrated competency every two years.

Basic Life Support required

Experience

Approximately one-month on-the-job experience is necessary to gain knowledge of basic patient care procedures, to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of unit procedures and schedules. Approximately one year of experience as a, CNA, EMT or ambulance attendant preferred.

Skills

Interpersonal skills necessary in order to exchange factual information with patients, visitors, and nursing personnel in a courteous manner, and to allay apprehensions of patients and visitors.

Ability to concentrate and pay attention to detail for up to 30% of work time when performing basic patient care tasks.

Analytical skills necessary in order to organize work, gather and interpret routine data regarding patient assessments, transports, and to maintain routine records.

Physical Demands

Ability to be on feet and walk up to 80% of work time; ability to push, and/or pull up to 200 pounds, lift up to 50 pounds for up to 20% of work time when positioning patient, moving equipment and so forth.

Job Patient Care Support

Primary Location NEBRASKA-GRAND ISLAND-ST FRANCIS

Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 24

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2017-R0122753