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Emergency Tech, LNA/EMT

NH-United States-Dover Apply View Saved Jobs Job ID 3158157 Date posted 06/06/2021
Emergency Tech, LNA/EMT-(3158157)

Description

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a subsidiary of Massachusetts General Hospital, is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

Job Duties:

1. Assists with patient assessment and care provision (under the direction of the Registered Nurse

  • Measures / records patient information (hgt, wgt, v/s)
  • Measures intake & output
  • Observes and records feces and urine
  • Observes/reports or records patient response to care given
  • Identifies and reports deviation in v/s or patient observations & patient needs to RN
  • Assists with dressing and undressing

2. Assists patients in meeting nutritional and elimination needs

  •  Feeds patients, provides fresh drinking water/liquids & nourishment's
  • Assists patients with bedpans/urinals/commode

3. Assists patients with bed rest care and mobility

  • Assists with turning and positioning with RN or EMT.
  • Transfers to w/c or stretcher with assist as indicated
  • Assists with use of assistive devices such as walkers, canes, crutches

4. Assists patient with comfort care and emotional support

  • o Protects patient 's physical privacy during care
  • o Provides reassurance, acceptance and encouragement during times of stress
  • o Listens attentively/displays interest in patient
  • o Updates patient/family as directed by RN
  • o Provides diversional activities
  • o Provides comfort measures (I.e.: music, reading material)

5. Assists in promoting patient safety & environmental cleanliness/order

  • Uses side rails appropriately
  • Keeps patient unit clean, clutter-free, and free of hazards
  • Keeps call bell within patient reach
  • Answers call bells promptly reporting patient's need as indicated
  • Carries out isolation precautions
  • Observes oxygen precautions
  • Recognizes life threatening emergencies & responds appropriately

6. Utilizes organizational skills to assure smooth functioning of department operations.

  • Checks with charge nurse frequently to prioritize duties related to ongoing department activity
  • Prioritizes delegated tasks based on patient care needs and unit activities and requests assistance as needed
  • Runs errands as required, delivering specimens to the lab, transporting patients, assisting with special procedures, and other tasks as indicated
  • Completes work/assignments within allotted time, reporting unfinished responsibilities
  • Assists RN with the patient disposition
  • Turns over Express Care rooms to facilitate EC turnaround time goal.
  • Preforms room checks, restocks and obtains items commonly used for patient care
  • Assists with the orientation of new or transferred employees

7. Performs clerical duties as assigned

  • Assembles packets and charts
  • Enters lab, pulmonary and diagnostic procedure orders in the computer Order Entry system

8. Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in LNA practice

  •  Acquires and maintains clinical knowledge and skills appropriate to the assigned area and practice setting
  •  Maintains personal documentation of inservice attendance

9. Demonstrates competency in performance of procedures and skills under the direction of the RN

  • Simple dressing change
  • Suture set-up and assist
  • Uncomplicated IV removal
  • Application of vital sign monitoring equipment
  • Application of seizure pads
  • Application of cold
  • 12-Lead EKG acquisition
  • Clean catch UA specimen collection
  • Waived tests, Chain of Custody Urine tests
  • Simple splint application, Sling, Ace wrap
  • Crutch fitting
  • Ortho shoes
  • O2 per RN direction
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pyxis Supply Station
  • Logicare preparation

10. Assists Triage RN with Nurse First function

  • Identifies patient chief complaint
  • Notifies RN of emergent patient complaints
  • Brings patient to appropriate treatment area
  • Assists with patient/equipment set up as time allows
  • Provides safe handoffs to treatment RN 

Qualifications

Experience Minimum Required
• 3 Months LNA or EMT-B experience, preferably in an acute care setting


Experience Preferred/Desired
• 1 year experience as an LNA or EMT-B


Education Minimum Required
• High School Diploma or Equivalent


Special Skills Minimum Required
•ARC or  AHA BLS


Licensure and/or Certifications Required
• LNA or EMT 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
· The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Primary Location

:NH-Dover-WDH Main Hospital

Work Locations

:
WDH Main Hospital
789 Central Ave
Dover03820

Job

:Nursing Assistant

Organization

:Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)

Schedule

:Full-time
Standard Hours:36

Shift

:Rotating

Employee Status

:Regular
Recruiting Department:WDH Emergency

Job Posting

:Jun 6, 2021
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-WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING-

"The best thing about my job at Wentworth-Douglass is my co-workers; they are like family and I genuinely love to come to work!"

Environmental Services Staff

-WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING-

"I chose to come to WDH for many reasons: the location, the friendliness, and the welcoming environment I was surrounded with when I first entered. Walking into WDH you immediately feel at ease. It's like you aren't even in a hospital; it's clean, calming, and everyone is so friendly and welcoming. My department is a constant learning experience due to the need of radiology throughout the hospital. Anyone thinking of working here…DO IT! You won't regret it. If you're looking for an incredible job, full of wonderful experiences and great staff, don't hold yourself back. "

Registered Nurse

-WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING-

"When I began at WDH I was amazed at the technology and access to resources that are available to me which supports my day to day job function enabling me to be accurate, efficient and collect supportive data to make a difference for the future of the hospital, physicians, staff and our patients. Since being at WDH I have vastly built on my skill set as a Case Manager thanks to the expertise of the physician advisors, my manager and team of seasoned, expert Case Managers. WDH offers, encourages and supports professional growth with a strong team atmosphere. I have been encouraged to become involved in committees that promote positive change within my team. I feel I have a voice and can make a difference for the better.
My career as a Registered Nurse has become a lot clearer since joining my WDH team. I would say to anyone looking to advance his or her career, feel supported and belong to an awesome organization has a commitment to their community health; WDH is the place for you. "

Case Manager

-WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING-

"I chose to come to WDH because of its reputation. I had always heard such great things about the hospital and the staff. Coming here, I have found the teamwork is what I have enjoyed most; the staff have been so welcoming and have treated me like family. I love my job and the management is by far the best I have ever experienced. Anyone thinking of applying to WDH should definitely do it!"

ED Tech

-WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING-

"I did not know what I wanted to pursue as a career, but I knew I wanted to be in the medical field. I took a Phlebotomy course to get my foot in the door and got hired at WDH. Ten years later, I am still here and loving it every day. Not only do I love my coworkers, who have become my close friends, but I love the diversity of my job. Often times I feel people overlook what we do, but not only do we provide compassion and skill in our job to the patients, but we also get to see behind the scenes; working closely with the medical staff ensuring patients are getting accurate results. I feel rewarded at the end of everyday knowing that I have played a role in helping the patients get the proper treatment they need."

Phlebotomist

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- Awards and Recognitions -

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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has achieved Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for excellence in nursing, recognizing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.

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