Express Care Medical Specialist
Company: Memorial Health System
Posted on: September 17, 2020
The Specialist operates within Memorial Health System---s
Corporate, Hospital and Divisional and Departmental mission,
philosophy, goals and objectives. The Specialist, under the direct
supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse or a Licensed
Physician/Mid-Level provider, assists in the delivery of care to
patients within the ExpressCare area(s). The Specialist performs a
variety of tasks which include, but are not limited to, clerical
and communications. These tasks and duties are performed in
accordance with both the established values and policies and
procedures of the Department and Memorial Medical Center.
Education: GED or High School graduate.
Licensure/Certification/Registry: One of the following is required:
Illinois Department of Public Health EMT certification or National
Registry EMT (NREMT) certification Current Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA) certification Graduation from an accredited Medical
Assistant program Enrollment in a nursing school program Enrollment
in PreMed with Biology or Chemistry major CPR certification
required. Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstration of the
ability to type accurately write and/or print legibly and
accurately. Successful completion of Unit-Based orientation and
clinical guidelines. Routine Duties: Responsible for checking,
cleaning and stocking rooms with supplies and linens in preparation
for daily work schedule. Responsible for performing equipment
checks as directed, reporting all instances of malfunctioning to
Biomed Department per MHS reporting policy. Responsible for
maintaining a clean, organized and therapeutic environment.
Responsible for utilizing supplies in a cost effective manner.
Practices positive ---Guest Relations--- skills with public, with
physicians, with other staff and other Medical Center personnel.
Responsible for documentation of appropriate tasks. Responsible for
following GPE initiatives directed by MPS/EC. Attends at all
mandatory in-services. Completes all required unit specific
training programs. Patient Care Services: Provides care to patients
under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse and/or
Licensed Physician according to Memorial Health System policies,
procedures and standards of care. Maintains a level of clinical
knowledge and skill commensurate with the level of patient care
provided in accordance with the Department standards. Assist in the
admission of patients, (i.e. placing patients in room, preparation
of patient for examination, obtaining initial and/or repeat vital
signs, communicates any unusual circumstances to the Registered
Professional Nurse and/or Licensed Physician). Assists in the
preparation and/or examination of the patient, (i.e. patient
positioning, equipment, collection of specimens, surgical scrubs)
while maintaining the privacy of the patients. Assists in executing
Physician orders. Communicates with patient, family and/or
significant other concerning procedures to be performed,
anticipated waiting time and/or obtains information if unknown.
Maintains an operating knowledge for providing appropriate
assistance with various procedures (i.e. Splinting, Bandaging, Heat
and Cold Applications, Cast Application and/or removal, oxygen
application and maintenance, electrode placement and use of
monitoring equipment, application of oral suctioning, preparation
for suture application, cannot do any wound closure such as derma
bond, steri-strips or sutures, can only apply steri-strips to
wounds that are already closed and edges of the wound have been
approximated, glucose monitoring and EKG application and testing.
Transport patients in an appropriate manner with appropriate
records. Maintains appropriate documentation skills. Performs
clerical functions Provides preceptor functions as directed by
Clinical Manager. Maintains familiarization with location and
operation of equipment and procedure manuals for Department.
Practices appropriately for the safety of patients, (i.e., uses
side rails appropriately, disposes of infectious waste
appropriately, addresses spill appropriately and initiates incident
reports as appropriate). Demonstrates professionalism (i.e.,
attends or reviews 75% of staff meetings minutes, documenting
review with signature and date; actively pursues opportunity to
increase knowledge within area of responsibility; maintain patient
confidentiality; complies with professional appearance policy;
presents at work on time and maintains satisfactory attendance in
accordance with department Ill/Absent policy). Participates in
collecting data for Quality Improvement activities, assists in
identifying patient care problems for study and applies Quality
Improvement findings to patient care. Performs EC Triage on
Patients according to policy.
Keywords: Memorial Health System, Springfield , Express Care Medical Specialist, Other , Springfield, Illinois
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