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.
Assists with admission, transfer, and discharges of patients
Commensurate with training, observes patient's condition, recognizes changes in patient status, and reports findings to the RN
Escorts stable patients to other departments as required
Cleans, procures, and returns equipment and supplies
Assists with ordering and maintaining stock items
Maintains competency to perform special procedures: Venipuncture Splinting Staple and suture removal Non sterile dressing changes Peak expiration flow rate Pulse Oximetry Crutch Training Demonstrates competence to perform assigned patient care responsibilities in a manner that meets the age specific and developmental needs of patients served by the department
Appropriately adapts assigned patient assessment, treatment, and/or care methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age specific and other developmental needs of each patient served
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.