Patient Care Technician/EMT (PRN) in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Patient Care Technician/EMT (PRN)

San Antonio, TX, United States
PRN/Per Diem  PRN 
Category: Nursing Support • Job ID: 27536-121264

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SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Emergency Room. Submit your application today!

Benefits:

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program, and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Seeking an Emergency Medical Tech/Patient Care Tech that is a certified and/or licensed EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) or EMT-P (Paramedic) to be a part of the Emergency Department patient care team who collaboratively works in a complementary and assistive role with nursing. The ED Critical Care Technician performs a variety of RN delegated tasks under the supervision of the registered nurse. He/she assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with training, competence and skill. He/she is knowledgeable of and follows all Hospital policies and procedures. Consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, adequately stocked and safe patient environment.

In this role, the EMT/PCT:

  • Consistently assists with maintaining a safe patient environment to include following all patient safety initiatives, hand hygiene and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate following transmission base precaution procedures.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in setting up procedures as delegated.
  • Actively participates in Unit-based/hospital-based committees and process improvement,
    • i.e. Safety Champion, assists Director with bi-annual completion of Environmental Tour       requirement, and actively participates in disaster response team. Functions as Super Trainer for Point of Care Testing for ED techs and as a preceptor for new techs.
  • Participates as a qualified observer for initial and ongoing ED tech competencies.
  • As delegated by the RN, operates patient monitoring equipment and records in patient medical record, prints rhythm strips, performs 12 lead EKGs, biomarkers and glucometer readings.
  • Communicates timely and accurate information for delegated patient care activities performed, to include observed patient response to performed activities, to the assigned RN in a written or verbal format following hand-off communication guidelines.
  • Performs phlebotomy, collects laboratory specimens as ordered and inserts saline lock.
  • Assist in patient care, obtains and documents vital signs, provides patient hygiene, maintains clear and respectful communications with patients, families and the healthcare team. Documents all interventions.
  • Transports patients within the facility utilizing appropriate transport and monitoring equipment.

Qualifications

Qualifications - External

You must be a High School Graduate (or equivalent) and a graduate of an EMT program or military medic training program. One year experience as an Emergency Department or one year experience as a Paramedic Technician is preferred. A current certification as an EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P or Military Medic is required. BLS, ACLS, PALS are required within 6 months of hire and a CPI is required within 90 days of hire.

The employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

 

Methodist ER Converse serves the Converse and surrounding area with our 24/7 freestanding emergency center. This 12,650 square-foot facility features 12 all-private treatment rooms and a full range of services such as radiology, full-service laboratory, telemetry, immediate intervention for serious emergencies, and 24-hour monitoring and testing of cardiac patients. We also offer unique use of a Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS), which allows staff to electronically transmit diagnostic images from Methodist ER Converse to any Methodist credentialed physician's office, specialist or any Methodist hospital emergency room for seamless follow-up. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist ER Converse under Locations, Emergency Rooms.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

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