Assists professional staff in providing diagnostic and therapeutic care for patients presented to the Emergency Department. Facilitates vital signs, EKGs, cardiac and respiratory monitoring, suture removal, transportation of patients, disinfects and prepares instruments, stocking of supplies, and other aspects of patient care under the direction of the RN or physician.
A High School Diploma or GED is required.
Completion of oneof the following educational programs is required:
a) Successful completion of a Nursing Assistant program OR
b) Successful completion of a Medical Assistant program OR
c) Successful completion of a Basic EMT program (Intermediate EMT or Paramedic preferred).
One (1) year of patient care experience in an acute care hospital or EMT field/Emergency Care Setting required.
Current CPR certification required.
If certified as Nursing Assistant, Associate must maintain current certification.
If certified as a Medical Assistant, maintaining current certification is preferred.
If certified as an EMT, maintaining current certification is preferred.
Peak expiration flow rate
Monitoring Equipment (Spacelabs)
Processing Lab work
E. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Works in a modern facility.
Walking, standing, and heavy lifting are required.
Must adjust to changing workloads and constant interruptions.
May encounter body fluids and exposure to infectious disease.
Must also successfully complete the pre-employment/post job offer health screening examination, and the annual screening each year thereafter as an employee.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.