Centura Health Critical Care Tech - Union in Pueblo, Colorado

With a tradition of caring that began nearly 135 years ago, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, CO, is home to the nationally recognized Dorcy Cancer Center, a dedicated Joint Replacement Center, a nationally accredited Breast Center of Excellence (NAPBC) and the only hospital in Pueblo with da Vinci robotic surgical technology. St. Mary-Corwin provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Pueblo and the surrounding region. This hospital has long been known for providing exceptional service and leading-edge treatments and technologies by experienced and compassionate professionals with a commitment to uphold the highest standards of care. Our areas of specialty include trauma and emergency services, The Birth Place, stroke, cardiology, da Vinci minimally-invasive surgery, cancer and oncology, diabetes care/education, sports medicine and more. Residents of Pueblo enjoy a moderate cost of living within this modern, mid-sized community while experiencing everything great about life in Colorado including world-class nearby outdoor recreation, thriving local arts and culture, numerous parks, festivals and much more. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visiting http://www.stmarycorwin.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 128708_

_Recruiter Contact: TheresaManous@centura.org_

_Clinic/Department:_* 6061 SMC ICU*

_Hospital:_* ST MARY CORWIN HOSPITAL*

_Schedule: Full Time_

_Shift: Nights_

_Job Summary_

Performs direct and indirect patient care in collaboration with RN or Physician. Assumes responsibility and accountability for facilitating, communicating and collaborating with the team to meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient. Orders, receives and stocks supplies for the department/unit. Assists support staff with filing, medical records and daily tasks as assigned. Provides support for the Critical Care Techs and other support staff.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • High School Diploma or GED

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • Two years of experience as a Critical Care Tech/EMT in a hospital emergency department preferred Previous leadership

  • experience, preferred

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Basic computer skills

_License/Certifications_

  • Current Colorado Emergency Medical Technician-Basic with IV Certification or A-EMT or EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic license required.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for HealthCare Providers certification required from American Heart Association required.

_Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )_

  • Provides leadership, support and coordination to Critical Care Tech staff. *

  • May participate in the interviewing and selection process. Responsible for orienting, training and mentoring staff and students. Able to perform, demonstrate and train staff on processes, procedures and equipment. *

  • Provides feedback and recommendations regarding staff performance. *

  • Assists in directing, organizing and prioritizing all shift activities ensuring patient care and staff needs are met. Assures effective daily operation of the team. *

  • May conduct audits regarding documentation and assist with data collection. Problem solves immediate issues that may negatively impact patient care. *

  • Assists leadership in identifying, developing and implementing process improvement initiatives. *

  • Performs a variety of technical tasks (i.e. IV insertion, splinting, wound care, etc.) as directed by the RN or physician according to established clinic policies, procedures and standards to provide quality patient care within hospital and/or department guidelines. *

  • Provides person-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the human experience in a collaborative fashion with other team members. Assists care team in achieving daily patient and family goals. *

  • Communicates with RN and Physician regarding patient/family observations in an ongoing fashion to assist in the treatment of patients. Communicates concerns regarding hazards or errors related to patients to the health care team. *

  • Demonstrates effective use of clinical strategies to insure patient and associate safety. Uses Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR) communication techniques. *

  • Collaborates with medicine, nursing and other health care professionals regarding plan of care, follow-up and evaluation for the patient and family. *

  • Accurately and timely documents all tasks, observations, and procedures performed on the patient record according to medical and legal standards. Maintains thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *

  • Performs unit secretary functions as needed, such as order entry, placing consult calls, bed admission requests, and acknowledging orders. *

  • Communicates with colleagues and allied personnel regarding patient care to maintain continuity of care between departments and care providers. *

  • Facilitates room turnover and cleaning rooms between patients, stocking trays and carts/linen, and exchanging oxygen tanks. Ensures that work environment and patient rooms are neat and orderly to enhance unit and hospital image. Assists with tracking unit equipment such as monitors, gurneys, wheelchairs, etc. *

  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care and monitoring. Organizes and prioritizes work to be completed within assigned timeframe to promote consistent patient comfort. *

  • Maintains thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *

  • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work. *

  • Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays, evening and night hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department. *

  • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

_Physical Requirements_

  • Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.