EMERGENCY ROOM ASSISTANT – FULL PERFORMANCE (KAUAI -KR391)

JOB DESCRIPTION

DATE POSTED: May 23, 2022

POSITION TITLE: EMERGENCY ROOM ASSISTANT – FULL PERFORMANCE

Under the direct supervision of the Registered Professional Nurses and/or Providers, the primary responsibilities of the Emergency Room Assistant includes but is not limited to: performing a variety of technical paraprofessional nursing care duties to patients in the Emergency Services and Critical Care departments; utilizes the principles of growth and development to assess each patient’s age specific needs and provides age-specific treatment and care; records and monitors vital signs; prepare patients for examinations; collect and deliver specimens; respond to emergency codes; transports patients to different units within the facility; take inventory and restock all supplies/equipment; including any other duties as assigned. Although assigned to the Emergency Services department, these positions may be cross-trained and assigned to float and assist other nursing units within the facility, as necessary. These positions report directly to the Registered Professional Nurse V (Unit Nurse Manager – Emergency Department), position no. 59228, or its designee.

Candidates must be available to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays, based on hospital operations. Services are provided 24/7. 

STATUS: Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

POSITION NOS.: 59639, 59640, 59641

LOCATIONS: These positions are located in Emergency Services department of Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH). KVMH, Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH), and the Kaua’i Region Clinics, which include: The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalaheo, Specialty Clinic at Kalaheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipu, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, are part of the Kaua’i Region, Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation, a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Emergency Services department provides nursing care and first aid to patients requiring emergency services; assists the physician in the examination and treatment of patients; prepares and maintains records of all emergency cases; and arranges admittance to the hospital as required; and for outpatient surgery patients, provides preoperative and postoperative care.

SALARY: $4,024 per month at 1.0 FTE| HE08 | BU10

BENEFITS: 

  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements.  Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek. Also, please see below additional requirements according to the specific department.

Licensure: None required. However substitutions may be allowed for the following. Evidence of licensure is required, if indicated on application/resume: 

Current registration as a Paramedic or Mobile Intensive Care Technician (MICT) by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians substitutes for one (1) year of experience required; 

Current registration as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and nine (9) months of hospital emergency room experience substitutes for one (1) year of experience required;

Successful completion of a State of Hawaii-approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic training program and nine (9) months of hospital emergency room experience substitutes for one (1) year of experience required.

Certifications: Current certification from the American Heart Association for Basic Life Support for Healthcare Workers (BLS). Evidence of certification is required. 

Experience: Two (2) years of work experience which involved independently observing and reporting on a variety of physical and/or mental symptoms and conditions and implementing care and/or treatment procedures for a caseload of acute care patients.  Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of basic nursing skills (i.e., taking vital signs, measuring output, recognition of abnormal signs and symptoms, etc.); first aid; patients’ rights; universal precautions; infection control; body mechanics; basic medical and nursing terminology; and the ability to read, write, speak and understand simple sentences in English; follow oral and written instructions precisely; and assist in providing paraprofessional nursing care to emergency room patients and patients receiving care on an outpatient basis AND

One (1) year of experience must have been obtained in a hospital emergency room and involved receiving formal and/or on-the-job training in emergency medical practices, techniques, procedures, equipment and supplies; and applying the knowledge gained by assisting professional nurses in the provision of care to emergency room patients.  Such experience must have demonstrated knowledge of emergency medical practices, techniques and procedures; functional anatomy and human physiology; use of emergency equipment and supplies; and the ability to evaluate the condition of an injured or sick patient; recognize life-threatening signs and symptoms; render a variety of emergency aid and treatment; and operate and maintain emergency equipment and instruments.

Desirable Qualifications: Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm manner; ability to communicate and work effectively with distraught or agitated individuals.

DESIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES

Knowledge of: Personal hygiene and bodily care; multiple/differing cultures; oral and written communication skills; good observation skills and ability to recall and report/document a series of events accurately; positive attitude; tolerant of unusual, irritating behavior (e.g., slow, repetitive, forgetful, confused, incontinent, messy).

Ability to: Read, write, speak and understand simple sentences in English; follow oral and written instructions precisely; get along well with others; acquire and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward patients with a variety of disabilities; retain emotional stability despite emotional and physical pressures; develop an appreciation of nursing and medical ethics.

Personal Characteristics: Patience, tact, an even temperament in meeting and dealing with others, and productive work habits.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily.

Sensory: Distinguish changes in a patient’s skin color; read typewritten and handwritten reports, instructions, and notes in patient’s charts; and hear through a stethoscope to measure a patient’s blood pressure.

Coordination and Dexterity: Apply dressing, slings, and bandages; ventilate patients with and ambu-bag, elder valve, or external chest compressions.

Strength and Stamina: Lift and carry patients when extricating them from a private or emergency vehicle or helicopter; subdue and physically restrain uncontrolled patients.

Mobility: Move freely and quickly thorough out the emergency room to attend to frequently changing priorities and patient needs.

Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.  After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all prospective new HHSC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  New employees are required to provide confirmation of their full vaccination status by presenting their CDC vaccination card or VAMS Certificate prior to their start date.

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To apply for this job email your details to cguirao@hhsc.org