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Advanced Emergency Medical Tech AEMT

Company: Saint Alphonsus Health System
Location: Boise
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type: Part time Shift: Rotating Shift Description: GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE: Assist in providing patient care within scope of certification/practice in collaboration with the health care team as directed and supervised by a 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. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited Advanced EMT program. Certified as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) by the State of Idaho and / or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). 1 year of experience as an AEMT preferred. Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers certification from either AHA, ARC or the Military Training Network is required at hire in all units, unless currently certified in ACLS and/or PALS as defined in the SAHS Certification Crosswalk. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organization's Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions. 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. 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, oxygen delivery management, controlling bleeding by applying compresses with pressure, assisting the RN or physician in treating patients for shock, applying splints to immobilize injured limbs including spinal precautions, performing extremity venipuncture for blood specimen collection and IV catherization (locks, and IV solutions without additives), nebulizer and inhaled breathing treatments, IO placement, select oral and IV medication administration per scope. 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. 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 oneself in a manner consistent with customer service expectations. Colleagues of Saint Alphonsus Health System enjoy competitive compensation with a full benefits package and opportunity for growth throughout SAHS and Trinity Health. Visit www.saintalphonsus.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Alphonsus Health System. Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are committed to promoting diversity in its workforce and to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect. We are committed to recruit and retain a diverse staff reflective of the communities we serve. Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions. Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Alphonsus Health System, Boise , Advanced Emergency Medical Tech AEMT, Other , Boise, Idaho

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