PCT-EMT-Paramedic-PRN (Varied)

Location
Katy, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 13, 2018
Closes
Feb 21, 2018
Specialty
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Part Time
Supplemental Patient Care TechnicianKaty Hospital

Job Description
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital seeks a Patient Care Tech/EMT to join our team PRN. The schedules will vary. Must be flexible.

Performs or assists with delegated advanced direct and indirect patient care tasks, under the direction and supervision of a licensed clinician.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Education:
  • High School diploma or equivalent GED

Experience:
  • Three (3) years patient care experience in a designated specialty area; OR
  • No experience if nursing student having completed fundamentals of nursing; OR
  • No experience if completion of Patient Care Technician program (e.g. Brightwood College); OR
  • No experience if graduate from Medical Assistant or EMT (Intermediate Level) or Paramedic Program with at least 160 hours of extern clinical experience  in a designated specialty area

Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified in Basic Life Support OR Heartsaver CPR with AED within 90 days of employment; AND one or more of the following:
    • Certified as a Nursing Assistant by the Texas Department of Health; OR
    • Nursing student having completed fundamentals of nursing; OR
    • Completion of Patient Care Technician program (e.g. Brightwood College); OR
    • Graduate of a foreign nursing program with nursing credentials/licensure in country of origin; OR
    • Completion of a Medical Assistant training program (Certification or Registration preferred); OR
    • Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); OR
    • Licensed Paramedic

Additional knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Ability to understand verbal and written instruction and communicate clearly and effectively with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; demonstrates skills for assigned specialty area/function or assigned procedures, including working knowledge of basic medical terminology and computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties with increased responsibilities
  • Ability to perform duties requiring prolonged and/or extensive sitting, standing, and walking
  • Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff
  • Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues, and ensures clean and safe patient environment; seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to nurse or charge nurse
  • Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patients when arriving on unit and upon completion of shift assignment
  • Demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes; follows safety rules; works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors; and participates in organizational and department safety programs.
  • Considers the diverse needs of each patient, providing and ensuring the highest level of service according to established service standards, optimizing the patient experience
  • Promotes a safe and accountable environment; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards, being a good steward of resources, including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; may serve as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned within scope of responsibility and clinical competency
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
  • Performs appropriate advanced indirect and direct patient care at a competent level as directed by a licensed clinician within the scope of hospital-approved skills inventory according to the needs/age of the patient/population served including phlebotomy and EKG; assists with planning and implementing direct patient care; documents care provided in patient medical record in accordance with hospital policies/procedures
  • Assists personnel in meeting patient/family learning needs; maintains communication with physicians and healthcare team members to ensure quality of care; coordinates schedules of diagnostic testing
  • Performs assigned treatments as directed; prepares patient for meals and feeds them; performs/assists with baths; maintains patient rooms in orderly fashion; serves as Unit Clerk and/or monitors patients as assigned
  • Identifies and responds to abnormal findings, pertinent changes in the patient’s condition reporting such to the patient’s nurse or charge nurse immediately; charts observations and activities
  • Transports patients as needed to and from various destinations; assists with patient admissions, discharges and transfers

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