Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 7/14/2022

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

***SR Clinical Assistant ED Per Diem

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Sr. Clinical Assistant complements the Emergency Department patient care team by assisting in patient flow & patient examination, care and treatment. The Sr. Clinical Assistant possesses clinical skills and expertise to assist in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care in the emergency department setting, under the supervision and guidance of the emergency department nurses and providers. This includes, but is not limited to, utilization of clinical multi-tasking patient care and prioritization skills to provide care to patients within the department setting. They will support the provider and nursing staff in bedside procedures, delivery of emergent resuscitative care and delivery of quality communication to patients/families of all ages who present with a variety of illness and injuries

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under the direction of the Charge Nurse, assists with and coordinates Emergency Department patient flow:
  • Receives handoff report from EMS
  • Receives EMS prehospital patient reports via Twiage, CMED or recorded landline
  • Directs EMS to assigned Emergency Department room
  • Assists EMS with the transfer of patients from the EMS stretcher
  • Assists with front end triage/flow as directed by the Charge Nurse
  • Assists with the coordination and facilitation of Emergency Department interfacility transfers
  • Performs the paramedic patient triage assessment and documents as appropriate
  • Provides BLS airway management as needed (OPA/NPA/Suction/Supplemental Oxygen Therapy)
  • Establishs & maintains peripheral intravenous access to include external jugular access
  • Establishs & maintains intraosseous access
  • Accesses indwelling catheters and implanted central IV ports
  • Performs venipuncture blood draw
  • Performs CPR as needed
  • 12 lead ECG acquisition
  • Provides cardiac monitoring of telemetry patients during during transfer to inpatient unit.
  • Performs electrical therapy as needed (cardioversion/pacing/defibrillation)
  • Obtains patient history including home medication list

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative; Good judgment and problem solving skills; Communication skills; Interpersonal and organizational skills; Level of confidentiality
  • Knowledge of basic anatomy /physiology.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology preferred
  • Skilled in multi-tasking and ability to prioritize.
  • Comfortable with use of computers and telephone

CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS:

  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion.
  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
  • Responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education: High School Diploma or GED. Successful completion of a Paramedic program
  2. Experience Three years field work as a Paramedic
  3. Certification/Licensure: Current prehospital Paramedic credential. BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
  4. Software/Hardware: Basic computer literacy.

Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message

Please note, Morton Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

Application Instructions

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