This position assists healthcare team members in delivering patient care to emergency room patients. This includes preparing patients for examinations and treatments, taking patient histories and vital signs, obtaining specimens, setting-up rooms with necessary supplies and equipment, and assisting physicians and staff nurses during treatments.
Interviews patient to obtain brief health history and determine current condition requiring emergency treatment. Takes and records patient's vital signs.
Obtains specimens from patient for laboratory analysis. Performs venipuncture, arterial puncture and instructs patient in proper method for obtaining other specimens. Properly labels specimens, completes requisition, and forwards to laboratory.
Sets up various types of equipment and attaches patient to same, according to physician orders. Monitors equipment to ensure its proper operation.
Assists physicians and/or staff nurses during various clinical procedures. Observes patients during and after treatments and reports adverse reactions or changes in condition to healthcare team members.
Maintains clean and safe patient care area by cleaning and stocking patient care rooms, checking equipment for proper operation, wiping surfaces of furniture and fixtures with disinfectants, removing waste/garbage, and changing linens.
Responds to all emergency/critical care situations and follows established procedure and duties such as CPR with emphasis on airway maintenance and ventilation.
Performs Unit Clerk duties such as answering telephones, maintaining patient records, and the like. Obtains supplies for department from Central Supply
Performs other duties as assigned, some of which may be essential to the job.
The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions.
High School diploma or equivalent, required
Graduation or formal vocational training in a medical field such as Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, or other health care related field, required
Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
One (1) year of experience in an ED Setting, preferred
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.