Position posted by Metroplex Health System. Updated: Jun 12, 2014

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Triage Assistant - Per Diem

Description
Demonstrates through behavior core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork.
Performs, properly documents and reports all procedures and assessments in accordance with departmental and hospital policy.
Assists with completion of assessments and reassessments, including pain scale, response to medication / interventions. Reports suspected abuse or neglect to nursing staff.
Performs treatments and general patient care within scope of practice and under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse. Anticipates needs and plan of care and responds appropriately. Functions appropriately in clinical emergencies within scope of practice. Reports abnormalities to the Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse. Interprets and verifies physician’s orders correctly. Demonstrates ability to assess and interpret data relative to patient age (all age groups) and takes appropriate action. Investigates concerns or challenges and offers suggestions for improvement / correction. Identifies patient teaching needs and utilizes opportunities for teaching. Assists with thorough and concise discharge instructions.
Supports performance improvement initiatives and Clinical Best Practice / Core measures initiatives (ACS, CAP, Brain Attack, etc.)
Follows CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs hand washing according to policy and enforces infection prevention and safety regulations.
Is a customer service champion as demonstrated by AIDET, keeping patients informed, providing information and updates to patients, apologizing for waits, demonstrating caring, compassion, & concern; demonstrating a sense of urgency, advocating for pain management, and ensuring that patients can get help at any time. Performs ½ hourly rounding on patients to keep them informed and to ensure that the patients have call bells, pillows, blankets as needed, that care givers names are on the boards (applicable campuses), and that patient and family needs are exceeded. Participates in discharge call backs and patient experience improvement initiatives.
Maintains current certification and education in accordance with the requirements of the Emergency Department Technician job description.
Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the Emergency Department.

Qualifications
Licensure, Certification or Registration Required
Current Texas certification or registry as a CNA, CMA, RMA, EMT or Paramedic as appropriate
Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience Required and Preferred
Graduate of an accredited CNA, MA, EMT, or Paramedic program
BLS (Required)
ACLS (Required for Paramedic)
PALS (Required for Paramedic)
One year experience in ED or EMS (Preferred)
Computer skills (Preferred)

Pay and Benefits

This position offers very competitive hourly wage.

Metroplex Health System also offers its employees comprehensive health coverage, retirement plans, and many other competitive benefits.

Benefits include health plan with optional insurance such as cancer insurance, vision and dental insurance; life insurance; 401K; paid days off (PDO) vacation/illness leave account; short and long term disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; family select life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

How to Apply

Are you ready to become a part of the Metroplex family? Simply click here to visit our website at www.mplex.org to apply for a position or call our Human Resources department at (254) 519-8184 to learn more about this job opportunity.

Interested individuals may also apply in person by visiting the Human Resources Department office, located to the right of the main hospital at 2201 South Clear Creek Road, Killeen, Texas 76549.

Applications of licensed and professional personnel are kept on file for one year. All other applications are kept on file for 90 days.

About Metroplex Health System

Taking care of the sick and hurting is our Christian mission at Metroplex Health System. As a major healthcare provider for Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties, we are dedicated to meeting residents’ needs for quality healthcare services.

Metroplex has 238 licensed beds, employs about 1,200 area residents and cares for more than 125,000 patients each year. Metroplex supports an exceptional staff of more than 150 physicians, representing 36 medical specialties. Metroplex Health System is a not-for-profit Christian organization operated as a community service by the Adventist Health System.

Metroplex Health System employees strive to:

· Demonstrate Christ's love with compassionate healthcare.
· Extend services to all, in the likeness of Christ.
· Encourage and support one another to achieve full potential.
· Promote a healthful lifestyle, recognize the body is God's temple.

Metroplex Health System is an equal opportunity employer.
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