Supports the care of patients presenting to the Emergency Department. Takes vital signs, measures input and output; collects non-invasive specimens; and records all data collected in the medical record.
Assists with patient flow. Prepares, positions, and monitors stable patients during transport. Responsible for preparing equipment during basic examinations, diagnostic procedures, and treatments using aseptic techniques. Maintains equipment, orders supplies, and cleans and restocks the treatment areas.
Under the direction of the registered nurse, performs simple diagnostic tests and obtains blood samples by venipuncture. Initiate peripheral IVs as directed by the physician order and under the direction of the registered nurse.
Communicates directly with physicians, nursing staff, patients, and patient families and is responsible to report changes in the patient¿s condition.
Performs duties under the general supervision of a registered nurse.
1. Completion of EMT IV or EMT-P program.
2. One year of relevant healthcare experience required.
3. Experience with IV placement and/ or phlebotomy required.
4. Experience with performance of 12 lead ECG¿s required.
5. Relevant experience in Emergency Departments, Hospitals, or other heath care entities to include EMS. Knowledge of UWHC inpatient and diagnostic testing locations preferred.
6. CPR/AED course work completion prior to hire.
7. Successful completion of the UWHC Basic Arrhythmia test prior to hire.
8. National Registry or WI State Emergency Medical Technician ¿IV or Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic licensure.
9. Knowledge of Standard Precaution techniques and ability to incorporate Standard Precaution techniques while providing patient care
10. Knowledge of safety measures used during provision of patient care
11. Knowledge and ability to practice aseptic technique
12. Ability to read in order to interpret type and level of patient care ordered, to record patient vital signs, and to understand and follow instruction related to basic patient care
13. Ability to learn patient care procedures.
14. Ability to apply patient safety protocols.
15. Ability to understand the use of patient care equipment and supplies and the principles of infections control.
16. Ability to work under a fast pace and stressful environment.
17. Ability to observe and accurately report on the condition of the patient.
18. Ability to observe and accurately report on the condition of the patient.
19. Ability to communicate directly with physicians, nursing staff, patients, and patient families to receive instructions on the treatment plan and report changes in the patient¿s condition.
20. Physical Requirements: Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/and or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
This position is temporary. The hours will vary based on the operational needs of the department.
Contact Amy Langenohl for more information at ALangenohl@uwhealth.org or at 608-265-8897.
Who We Are...
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 566 bed facility that ranks among the finest academic medical centers in the United States. Frequently cited in publications listing the nation's best health care providers, UW Hospital and Clinics is recognized as a national leader in fields such as cancer treatment, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgical specialties and organ transplantation.
UW Hospital and Clinics offers:
-More than 900 active medical staff and more than 80 outpatient clinics.
-Six intensive care units (trauma and life support, pediatric, cardiac, cardiothoracic, burn, neurosurgery) with 83 total beds .
-Nine satellite locations .
-One of only two organizations in Wisconsin with designated level One Adult and Pediatric trauma centers.
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