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EMT-BASIC

Company: University of New Mexico - Hospitals
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Shift Differentials: 15% Weekend Days, 17% Monday - Thursday Nights & -26% Friday - Sunday NightsAdditional $6.00/HR Safety Incentive Increase
Up to $10,000 Sign-on Bonus availableCell phone and/or smart devices are not allowed on persons for this position at MDC, unless there is a documented medical condition. -
Department: Metropolitan Detention Center Bern Co Contract
FTE: 0.9
Full Time
Shift: Rotating
Position Summary:
Assist in the nursing care of patients. Provides wound care and splints as required. Provide a safe, clean environment and stocks patient care areas. Ensures adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT CARE - Assist nursing staff/physicians in complicated treatment procedures; perform routine treatment procedures
* PATIENT CARE - Identify and assess clinical situations beyond their scope and promptly notifies a nurse and/or physician
* RECORDS & SUPPORT - Maintain record keeping and filing system; make photocopies; run errands; perform other support duties as assigned
* EQUIPMENT - Assist with the provision of administrative support in regards to equipment maintenance, calibration and statistical data compilation
* POLICY & PROCEDURE - Follow established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards
* ASSIST - Assist the nurse in the management of observation unit patients
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

Qualifications
Education:
Essential:
* High School or GED Equivalent
Experience:
Essential:
1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

Nonessential:
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Bilingual English/Spanish
Credentials:
Essential:
* Emergency Medical Technician Basic License
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Working conditions:
Essential:
* Sig Haz: Physical risk/injuries due to combative patients
* Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
* May be subject to initial & ongoing security clearance req
* Sub to work in close proximity to incarcerated individuals
Department: Clinical Nursing Support

Keywords: University of New Mexico - Hospitals, Albuquerque , EMT-BASIC, Healthcare , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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