Mercy Medical Center Clinton Advanced EMT- Full Time- Nights in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Pontiac, Michigan
I Accountability Objectives:
Assist in providing patient care in collaboration with the health care team as directed and supervised by an Registered Nurse. Works as a member of an identified emergency medical team, contributes to the assessment of patient status, planning of care, implementation of nursing care activities, patient/family teaching and evaluation of patient response to treatment through observation of the patient.
II Position Qualifications:
Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.
• Graduation from an accredited Advanced EMT Program.
B. Licensure / Certification
Current State of Michigan Paramedic License.
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
C Special Skill / Aptitudes
Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with patients, family, staff, physicians, and a variety of hospital personnel.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information, as well as the ability to be tactful, diplomatic, and flexible in a changing environment.
Ability to take direction as a member of the healthcare team, and anticipate the needs of the patient, staff, and physician in the care of the patient
Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.
• 1 year of road experience as a paramedic.
III Duties / Responsibilities:
According to hospital policy and as directed by the RN and physician, performs selected therapeutic and preventative emergency care measures such as taking patients' vital signs, restoring breathing by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, controlling bleeding by applying compresses with pressure, assisting the RN or physician in treating patients for shock, applying splints to immobilize injured limbs, performing extremity venipuncture for blood specimen collection and IV catherization (locks, and IV solutions without additives). Contributes to the assessment and identification of patient's basic problems and needs through observation and questioning of patient., relatives and/or associated medical personnel. Assists in the transfer of patients within the Emergency Department. Reports patient care events and changes in patient condition to the RN in a timely manner. Seeks guidance as needed to make adjustments to care based on evaluation of treatments and response data to the plan. Collects overt data relative to the patient's knowledge, motivation and skill for self-care. Identifies resources of patient to meet overt self-care deficit needs. Reports observed patient needs to the RN and physician. Contributes to plan of nursing care with the RN and considers patient request in plan for care. Assists patients to meet learning needs relative to maintenance of self within hospital environment. Teaches correct procedures and techniques of health care based on established protocols to patient while encouraging patient to meet own care needs. Maintains records of information such as nature and extent of injury/illness, treatment provided, etc for inclusion in medical record. Records results of intervention in the electronic health record (EHR). Assists RN as indicated in research activities, special projects, and other duties as assigned. Additional duties may include duties consistent with meeting the needs of the patient and care team. Acts as a preceptor/resource for new employees/students in order to orient and train new associates in appropriate hospital procedure. Maintains clinical expertise through self-study, continuing education programs and formal education as necessary. Preps the patient care room prior to the next patient occupying the room.
Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.
Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and communication regarding revenue management.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient with the electronic health records for documentation, assessment, and care management, performing these activities concurrently with provision of care throughout the shift.
IV Dept/Unit Specific:
V Working Conditions:
Ability to lift, bend, push and pull in order to care for patients.
Working in the patient care environment may result in exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous substances.
Working weekends and holidays is necessary to meet staffing needs. Work in other units and on different shifts may be assigned as necessary to also meet staffing requirements.
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