Presbyterian Healthcare Services
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EMT-B - EMERGENCY ROOM
at Presbyterian Healthcare Services
- Requisition ID
- Location : Name
- Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center
- Default: Location : City
- Santa Fe
- Default: Location : State/Province (Full Name)
- New Mexico
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours
Performs basic patient care activities, unit secretarial/clerical duties and monitor technician duties under the direction of a licensed
nurse and while acting as a communication center for the nursing unit. Collects data, assists patients with activities of daily living
and documents care provided in patient record.
*Transports patients and documents action on patient record.
*Accurately measures and records vital signs, weights, and other patient data and reports finding to the licensed nurse.
*Documents all care provided in the appropriate place in the patient record.
*Ensures patients rights are protected.
*Insures cleanliness of nutrition areas, patient rooms, utility rooms, and general unit. Cleans equipment in the prescribed manner.
Removes all trash and linen from the work area, ensuring that bags are tied.
*Stocks medical supplies, linens and paper goods. Inventories equipment as required. Reports and processes broken equipment.
*Delivers specimens to Laboratory, Microbiology and Pathology. Transports x-rays, blood and equipment as required.
*Participates in the nutritional well being of the patient through tray delivery, assistance with patient set-up, assists those patients
that are dependent for their intake needs, and accurately records consumption.
*Performs basic clerical duties such as answering phones, taking messages, filing and copying.
*Uses the computerized order entry system at the skill level commensurate with the responsibilities included in this description.
*Participates in unit performance improvement.
*Assist or provides patient hygiene to include, shaving, mouth care, foot care, pericare, and bathing.
*Promotes a safe environment.
*Assists patients with portable or wall oxygen and assures proper storage of E cylinders.
*Organizes care in a manner that contributes to the overall quality of the team.
*Communicates information pertinent to the end of shift summation before leaving the unit.
*Observes patient cardiac monitors and maintains records, documents and reports any pertinent rate or rhythm changes,
especially life threatening dysrhythmias. Informs of any drug treatments as appropriate.
*Assumes responsibilities for the proper functioning of the computerized patient monitor system and reports malfunctions
immediately to supervisor and the Medical Equipment Management Services.
*Provides patient report to physicians, nurses, and the oncoming monitor technician.
*Notifies the nurse immediately of any death producing arrhythmias and documents findings.
*Promotes/facilitates accurate unit communication.
*Courteously greets and directs customers.
*Answers telephones and efficiently processes information, including recording physician s orders.
*Effectively utilizes computer system to meet patient/unit needs. Variety of tasks are continually organized/prioritized/performed to
meet changing needs of patient/unit.
*Communicates and processes necessary paperwork/information for patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
*Maintains correct census and bed status report. Assembles patient s charts and organizes them daily by filing pertinent reports
and adding blank forms as needed.
*Takes specimens to laboratory and picks up blood and blood products from blood bank.
*Maintains and accounts for office supplies for the unit.
*Assists in orienting new personnel to secretarial duties.
*Consistently contributes to customer satisfaction by exhibiting good customer service.
High school or equivalent plus formal specialized, short-term training in basic patient care (CNA, Med. Asst., Military medical
training, EMT-B, NA, HHA, Nursing student who has completed a skills lab) or at least 6 months experience in direct patient care
required. The Emergency Department requires the applicant to have a current EMT-B license. Receives on-the-job training and
successfully completes competency verification to perform primary functions within 6 weeks of date of hire. Short-term training in
cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation with special emphasis on detection of life threatening dysrhythmias.
Completion of PHS Monitor Tech exam with a minimum score 80%. Minimum of six months experience with physician order entry
or completion of an approved unit secretarial course. Less than one year experience as a unit secretary.
* Emerg Med Tech/Basic-NM
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
- Competitive salaries
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Free wellness programs
- Paid time off (PTO)
- Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
- Continuing education and career development opportunities
- Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-speciality medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
Presbyterian Santa Fe exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve in Northern New Mexico. Through our commitment to these communities, we are expanding choice, enhancing quality and elevating the patient experience.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.