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TECH PATIENT CARE IV

Company: University of New Mexico
Location: Algodones
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Department: Surgical Specialty Unit (4-S)
FTE: 0.90
Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week)
Shift: Nights
Position Summary:
Perform a variety of medical assistant clerical duties in support of assigned area to include but not limited to collecting patient data, obtaining patient medical history; performing treatment procedures, preparing instruments for sterilization; Provide basic patient care to include tube insertion, wound care and phlebotomy. Assist in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the activities occurring in the nursing station by performing clerical and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment of the area. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* RELATED WORK - Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* CASHIER - Perform basic cashiering duties; collect monies for various activities; close and balance cash register
* 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"
* PATIENT CARE - Assist in preparation of patient care to include the admission, transfer and discharge process; phone in prescriptions; assist the provider with a variety of treatment procedures as requested to include setting up sterile fields and chaperoning
* PATIENT CARE - Perform routine non-invasive treatment procedures to include saturation, administration and urine dipsticks; may perform invasive procedures to include but not limited to phlebotomy, ear irrigation, catheterization, and EKG's
* PATIENT CARE - Perform basic patient initial screening; intakes and records vital signs; records chief complaints; patient data collection; report any changes in condition or behavior of patients to appropriate personnel
* DATA - Enter various data into computer and forms; verify data, make corrections and ensure accuracy; schedule patient appointments; answer and direct phone calls as requested; take and relay messages to providers
* ENVIRONMENT - Maintain a sanitary work area to include patient care rooms, equipment and instruments; report equipment problems; order and stock supplies; maintain appropriate PAR levels
* CUSTOMER SERVICE - Provide and ensure quality service and customer satisfaction
* MEDICATION - Administer medication, including Parenteral (IM, SQ, ID); Oral Drops, Eye Drops, and Oral via Seven Rights; document and communicate clinical findings (After completion of UNMH MA Medication Administration course)
* DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* PATIENT OBSERVATION - Observe patient to ensure their safety and well being; report observations to Charge Nurse or appropriate designee
* PATIENT CARE - Provide basic patient care; take and record vital signs to include temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake-output measurements
* PATIENT CARE - Assist with activities of daily living (ADL): meals, ambulation, hygiene, linen change and toileting as instructed
* PATIENT CARE - Maintain therapeutic plan of care and minute to minute care of patient who is at extreme risk to self or others
* PATIENT CARE - Complete specific skills listed in the "University of New Mexico, Unlicensed Assistive Personnel Specific Functions" Matrix
* PATIENT CENTERED MED - Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home or Patient Centered Specialty Practice as applicable
* PATIENT CARE - Assist in preparation of patient care to include the admission, transfer and discharge process; assist the provider/nurse with a variety of treatment procedures as requested to include setting up sterile fields and chaperoning
* PATIENT CARE - Perform routine non-invasive treatment procedures to include, administration and approved point of care tests; may perform invasive procedures to include but not limited to phlebotomy, catheterization, and EKG's
* PATIENT CARE - Perform basic patient initial screening; intakes and records vital signs; records chief complaints; patient data collection, including but not limited to Adult Admission Database, Patient Information form, Vaccine Screening Forms and; report any changes in condition or behavior of patients to appropriate personnel

Qualifications
Education:
Essential:
* High School or GED Equivalent
* Program Graduate
* Course
* Course
Education specialization:
Essential:
* MA program graduate or 2 yrs MA experience on DD Form 214
* UNMH MA Safe Med Admin Course Completion w/in 90 Days
* Phlebotomy, Indwelling Urinary Catheter (Foley) w/in 90 Days
Experience:
Essential:
No minimum experience required

Nonessential:
Bilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
1 year directly related experience
Credentials:
Essential:
* 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 Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE
* Limited access to med room. Med Admin Policy, Att A
* May be required or is required to rotate work shifts
Department: Clinical Nursing Support

Keywords: University of New Mexico, Rio Rancho , TECH PATIENT CARE IV, Other , Algodones, New Mexico

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