Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 3:17 AM
Responsible for attending to the needs of an assigned group of patients and aiding the licensed nursing personnel and physician in the care of patients by performing various patient care activities and related non:professional services. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
Completion of EMT : Intermediate or Paramedic accredited program. Successful completion of orientation.
Obtain six (6) hours of continuing education yearly
Successful completion of selected classes (i.e., ED core, suture, ortho, shock)
Successful completion of orthopedic test where applicable.
Six (6) months clinical/field experience as an Emergency Medical Technician : Intermediate or Paramedic
Currently licensed as an EMT or Paramedic in the state of Tennesse.
:Knowledge of medical terminology.
:Ability to read, write and understand verbal or written instructions.
:Ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with patients and families.
:Demonstrates compassion and patience with a deep level of concern for patients.
:Ability to effectively communicate verbally with others.
:Knowledge of computer data entry/retrieval skills, such as: MS Office Suite and electronic medical record systems.
:Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times according to clinic policy and procedures and HIPAA requirements.
:Ability to understand principles and implement basic procedures of infection control. 13;
Key Job Responsibilities 13;
:Assists with patient care as directed by the Charge/Registered Nurse
:Performs phlebotomy in a professional manner according to protocol and safety standards.
:Provides orthopedic services to the patient according to providers orders.
:Performs additional job functions in a timely fashion and documents on clinical care and pertinent observations on appropriate records.
:Demonstrates and promotes professional practice of all members of the care team.
:Performs wound care and/or debridement as ordered by the provider. 13;
Physical Requirements 13;
:Must be able to communicate effectively and in a positive manner with patients, family, public, and other health care workers.
:Must be able to cope with stressful situations, including death and dying and dealing with anguished relatives.
:Comply with Safety/Emergency Procedures and Nursing Service policies.
:Use equipment required for implementing patient care.
:Adhere to Methodist Healthcare Systems code of conduct.
:The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
:Must have good balance and coordination.
:The physical requirements of this position are: medium work : exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
:The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
:Frequent invasive and non:invasive patient contact.
:Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
:Ability to react quickly to emergency situations. 13;
• Location: Memphis
• Post ID: 33316912 memphis