This shift is planned for an 11am - 11pm.
⦁ High School Diploma or GED, required and completion of one of the following:
⦁ Completion of Medical Corpsman program and one year of applicable experience (or)
⦁ Completion of EMT-P (Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic), AEMT (Advanced EMT), Licenses Paramedic (LP) course/program, and one year of applicable experience, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) (or)
⦁ Completion of the first year of education and current enrollment in an accredited school of nursing and one year of applicable experience (or)
⦁ 3+ years of emergency room experience as an ER Technician.
⦁ Current BLS and ACLS certifications are required. PALS preferred.
⦁ Experience with IV starts, phlebotomy, and initiation of EKG preferred.
⦁ Fluency in English, written, and oral communication.
⦁ Current state licensure as issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
⦁ Maintain a level of continuing education and collaborative training.
Essential Job functions and responsibilities
⦁ Collect, report, and document clinical data. Take vital signs, height, weight, intake, output, pulse oximetry, and collect specimens.
⦁ Assist with patient activities and care as assigned by the charge nurse/designee as indicated by the patient's care plan.
⦁ Provide superficial wound care.
⦁ Provide for patient safety related to age and condition.
⦁ Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times.
⦁ Provide and maintain a clean, safe environment and perform and assist others in performing proper aseptic techniques, isolation procedures, and infection control measures.
⦁ Assist with the admission, transfer, and discharge of the patient.
⦁ Lab: shows knowledge and competencies in lab duties.
⦁ Perform laboratory patient testing and reporting as assigned by the Laboratory Direction.
⦁ Perform laboratory tests as described in the Laboratory Procedure Manual.
⦁ Maintain a current Procedure Manual.
⦁ Collect appropriate specimens from patients.
⦁ Checks two patient identifiers before collection and labeling.
⦁ Labels specimens at the patient's bedside.
⦁ Prepare or instruct patients for specimen collection in the age-appropriate dialog.
⦁ Prepare specimens to be sent out to a reference laboratory.
⦁ Follow all laboratory safety policies and procedures.
⦁ Run controls and documents as described in the QC Policy.
⦁ Calibrate all laboratory instruments, where applicable, as described in the Laboratory Policy and Procedures Manual.
⦁ Maintain all laboratory instruments as indicated by the manufacturers. In the event of instrument failure, follow the manufacturer's troubleshooting procedures.
⦁ Maintain laboratory safety equipment properly to ensure effectiveness and maintain personal protection supplies as needed.
⦁ Maintain all laboratory work surfaces; clean and disinfect against potentially infectious material.
⦁ Maintain all laboratory records as described in the Laboratory Policy and Procedures Manual.
⦁ Make all laboratory records and documents available for inspection by the Laboratory Director, Technical Consultant, or CLIA Inspectors.
⦁ Order laboratory supplies as needed to ensure that laboratory functions and services will not be interrupted.
⦁ Follow all directives in the Laboratory Policy and Procedure Manual.
⦁ Medication Administration
⦁ Paramedics may administer medications per Policy & Procedure PM001.
⦁ All other duties as assigned.
Nonessential Job Functions
⦁ Performs other duties as assigned by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' immediate supervisor/department director.
⦁ Maintain patient care areas with appropriate supplies
⦁ Assist with patient restraints and maintain precautions; collect, report, and document data related to patient needs/emergencies and unusual patient and family behavior.
⦁ Attend staff meetings or other company-sponsored or mandated meetings as required.
⦁ Ability to Navigate/Utilize Electronic Medical Record
⦁ Understand/Comply with Hospital Policy and Procedures.
⦁ Maintains skill level by continuing education, collaborative training with co-workers and physicians, and annual skills check-offs.