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Patient Care Technician - Emergency Department

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Snowmass
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Job Description:

Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, provides medical/nursing assistance under the direction of physicians or appropriate nursing staff in the Emergency Department within their certified capabilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS WEIGHT I CLINICAL PROCESS # PRACTICE SKILLS 15% # Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and family assessment and problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. # # Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards. # # Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice. # # Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care. # # Prioritizes patient#s situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. # # Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment and acuity of care. # II PATIENT TEACHING 5% # Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post procedure######### # # Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient#s learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs # # Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning # III COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES 5% # Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. # # Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. # # Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. # # Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) # IV PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT # INTEGRATION 5% # Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making. # # Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals # # Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. # # Able to express values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding. # # Active participant in quality improvement processes. # # Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities. # # Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to practice # V SERVICE EXCELLENCE # CUSTOMER SERVICE 5% # Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations. # # Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee. # # # # VI #####UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES # RESPONSIBILITIES 10% # ED specific patient assistance including professional introduction, timely triage and reassessment, complete and accurate documentation, compassionate care and a team approach to communicating patient#s care and change of status. # # Demonstrates competency and knowledge of equipment and procedures commonly performed in the ED. # # Positively supports unit specific activities to maintain and improve quality of care.# Includes monitoring of equipment status and identifying need for repairs. # # Actively participates in department meetings with attendance of 80% or better.## Read and respond appropriately to departmental email and postings.# Maintains awareness of AVATAR patient satisfaction improvement initiatives. # # Demonstrates self directed learning and participates in departmental education.# Takes initiative to identify educational needs both individually and for the department. # POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Pass/No Pass # Ensures developmentally and medically appropriate care for all patient populations and age groups.# # VII CORE VALUES 50% # Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients# expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient#s safety above all else. # # Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas # # Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly.# He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance.# The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders # # Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital#s guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders.# He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers # # Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled.#He/she#demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others.##The employee#s word can be trusted.##Behavior is#consistent with these AVH Core Values # KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS # ABILITIES # EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS # ######### High school graduate ######### Some type of technical training preferred # LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS # ######### EMT # B with IV Certification or EMT-I required ######### BLS required ######### ACLS, PALS preferred # KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS # ######### Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail ######### Relatively high degree of analytical abilities ######### Strong interpersonal skills required ######### Ability to work independently LANGUAGE SKILLS # ######### Ability to read and communicate effectively in English ######### Spanish preferred # WORKING CONDITIONS # ######### Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature ######### May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities ######### May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices ######### May be exposed to stressful situations # # DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS # PHYSICAL DEMANDS # On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities.# ########################################################################## - Percent of Time- Stand:####################################################################### 40% Walk:######################################################################## 30% Sit:############################################################################ 30% Talk or hear:############################################################# 50% Use hands to finger, handle or feel:######################## 100% Push or pull:############################################################# 10% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl:################################## 10% Reach with hands and arms:##################################### 20% Taste or smell:########################################################## 10% # This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. ####################################################################################### - Yes/ No - Up to 10 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 25 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 50 pounds:######################################################## yes## Up to 100 pounds:###################################################### yes### More than 100 pounds:################################################ no### # This job has vision requirements as follows:############# - Yes/No - Clear close vision:###################################################### yes# Clear distance vision:################################################## yes# Depth perception:####################################################### yes# Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge ## distances and spatial relationships:######################## yes# Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into ## sharp focus:############################################################ yes# # Specific demands not listed: WORK ENVIRONMENT # Job may have exposure to the following environmental conditions: ######################################################################################### -Yes/No - Wet..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Snowmass , Patient Care Technician - Emergency Department, Professions , Snowmass, Colorado

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