Advanced Patient Care Tech - Per Diem
CHRISTUS St. Vincent
490A West Zia Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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The APCT stocks medical supplies and paper goods; inventories and processes broken equipment as required; assists physicians and nurses with procedures under their direction; assures proper storage of E-cylinders (oxygen); organizes care in a manner that contributes to the overall quality of the team; and performs other job duties as assigned, within their scope of practice. The APCT is a vital part of the ED team and acts as a mentor and preceptor to new staff.
EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent plus trade or vocational school in medical/
surgical patient care.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current BLS issued through American Heart Association is required. Emergency Medical Technician certification or equivalent preferred. Enrollment in a program within six months and completion of EMT-B/I/P within one year of initial in-house expanded duties training (see below), or currently in a nursing program.
SKILLS: The APCT must have critical thinking skills and the ability to prioritize quickly. Knowledge of methods and techniques of emergency medical response; principles of emergency medical service provision, first aid and life support. Ability to operate and maintain emergency medical apparatus and equipment. Excellent communication skills. Ability to read and interpret technical reports, charts, etc. Ability to write concise reports. Ability to handle a high level of stress and to maintain composure under a variety of adverse conditions. Computer skills required to enter data and generate reports.
IN-HOUSE (ED) EXPANDED DUTIES TRAINING:
- Peripheral intravenous access and removal
- Disaster preparedness and use of PAPR
- fem.gov training course IS 100 and other FEMA courses as requested/required
- Recording of I&Os
- Foley Catheter insertion and removal
- Ultrasound Guided IV access and removal (for EMT-P level)
- Suture/Staple removal
- Crisis Prevention Training
- Training will be provided by Clinical Educator and physicians
EXPERIENCE: One year EMT or equivalent experience.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to:Reports directly toED Director/ED Clinical Manager or designee for essential job duties and day-to-day responsibilities.
- Bloodborne pathogens - B
Works irregular hours. Multiple simultaneous activities around patient care. Exposure to x-rays and infectious diseases such as hepatitis-B and AIDS. In addition, may be subject to varying unpredictable situations such as violence from mentally unstable patients.