Emergency Department Assistant - Emergency

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Healthcare Support
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St. Mary Medical Center
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R325486 Requisition #
We are looking for a Emergency Department Assistant with Emergency at St. Mary Medical Center.

Location: Apple Valley, California
Work Schedule: Full Time - 72 Biweekly Hours
Shift: 12 Hour Night Shift

Job Summary:

Performs multi-task functions while maintaining organization of the nurse's station under general supervision and direction of the department director, manager, supervisor or charge nurse and according to established policies and procedures. Works cooperatively with all staff in the Emergency Department. Transcribes physicians' orders, schedules diagnostic tests, arrange patient transfers, monitor cardiac rhythms, answers telephone, relays other calls and messages and maintains appropriate supplies and equipment levels.

Essential Functions:
  • Enters Emergency Department and admission orders into MEDITECH.
  • Assists in the transfer of patients to other facilities.
  • Monitors cardiac rhythms and relates changes to nurse/physician when a monitor technician is unavailable.
  • Assists in STEMI protocol by paging STEMI team.
  • Overhead page code Blue and Rapid Response between 2300 and 0600.
  • Make phone calls as requested by nursing staff including calls to physicians.
  • Verify insurance with Emergency Room Admitting Department.
  • Answer EMS phone and report to Team Leader.
  • Complete death report and call to Coroner/One Legacy.
  • Inputs disposition of patients in MEDITECH and breakdown of charts.
  • Run ED central log and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Enters admissions on bed board.
  • Precept new technicians to the multi function of the desk as directed by management.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with visitors, patients, medical staff, all departments, and medical center personnel.
  • Complies with medical center Life-Safety, Quality and Risk Management policies, standards and procedures and in doing so is responsible for identifying, reporting, and initiating correction of any potentially harmful conditions and/or behaviors.
Skills:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to gather and exchange information with physicians, residents, visitors and medical center staff in a courteous and effective manner.
Position Requirements:

Education:
  • H.S. Diploma or GED Or equivalent educ/experience
  • Unit specific training
  • Successful completion of Dysrhythmia Recognition Course within 6 months of hire
License / Certifications:
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider.
Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience:
  • Two (2) years experience in a hospital setting.


St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.

This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.

The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

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