Emergency Room Assistant (On-call Evening shift in Woodland Hills, CA)
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Under direct supervision, performs routine patient care duties following all assignments given by the Registered Nurse in charge of Emergency Services. Assists in treatment rooms.
- Completes documentation and functions as information source for patients when appropriate.
- Responsible for adhering to all standards of nursing care and for promoting teamwork among co-workers.
- Patient Health Care: Instruct patients on general health and basic self care procedures.
- Review, explain and clarify physician orders with patient or parent.
- Instruct patients in use of home equipment.
- Administer patient first aid.
- Apply orthopedic appliances.
- Apply and remove dressings.
- Execute treatments such as urinary catheterizations, bladder irrigations and installations, suctioning procedures, throat irrigations.
- Follow standard infection control procedures.
- Give enemas.
- Initiate emergency procedures (including CPR) and provide emergency patient treatment.
- Irrigate and pack wounds.
- Safely Lift patients.
- Monitor patients vital signs and for bleeding.
- Observe machine monitors.
- Perform inhalation therapy and surgical preps.
- Prepare and position patients for procedures.
- Respond to Code Blues.
- Take and record patient vital signs, height, weight, etc.
- Obtain patient specimens.
- Prepare samples and specimens for lab analysis.
- Perform waive testing, including but not limited to blood glucose, urine dip, and pregnancy testing.
- Check patients vision with Snellen chart.
- Assist physician in obtaining tissue specimens and biopsies.
- Restrain or support patient during procedures.
- Select and pass instruments.
- Deliver food trays to patients.
- Heat and serve patient meals.
- Records and Patient Information: Schedule, cancel or reschedule patient appointments, when necessary.
- Direct members to appropriate department.
- Question patients regarding nature or illness and medical problems.
- Make initial assessment of patient condition.
- Fill out maintenance forms, as appropriate.
- Fill out laboratory, x-ray, diagnostic test requisitions or specialized test forms.
- Complete referral forms, as necessary.
- Obtain patient signature on consent forms.
- Record all procedures and activities during emergencies.
- Transport patient to and from designated areas.
- Route specimens to laboratory.
- Transport laboratory specimens and procedures trays.
- Equipment and Instruments: Ensure equipment is available for procedures and examinations.
- Assemble and disassemble equipment and instruments.
- Check and stock emergency supply charts.
- Check that defibrillators are working.
- Set up and organize exam rooms.
- Select instruments and equipment.
- Set up instruments and surgical trays.
- Stock and restock treatment and procedure rooms.
- Rinse and clean instruments and equipment.
- Maintain clean work area.
- Administrative and other: Train and orient new or less experienced personnel.
- Answers call lights.
- Answer nurses station telephone.
- Answer telephones and take messages.
- Locate personnel by paging system or existing technology.
- Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed, such as EKGs.
- Minimum of six months (1,040 hours) experience (within two years) in Hospital Acute Care, in the field, or in an Emergency Department as an EMT or Paramedic.
- Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.
- Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (California) OR Paramedic Certificate (Colorado)
- Basic Life Support
- Good verbal and written communications skills required. Knowledge of PC or mainframe computer system (or will train).
- Competency performing 12 lead EKG.
- Knowledge of sterile technique.
- Bilingual preferred.
- On Call
- Shift 4pm - 12:30 am