Under the supervision of a licensed independent practitioner, manager and/or Registered Nurse, in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing delegation and supervision guidelines, assists with a variety of direct and indirect patient care activities. These include assistance with activities of daily living, comfort care and nutritional support, and performance of selected diagnostic and therapeutic tasks and procedures as directed. Indirect patient care activities include maintaining a clean safe environment, ensuring adequate inventory of supplies and equipment, and data collection as pertinent to the patient population.
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: Current EMT-P certification in Virginia Current AHA ACLS Certification
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Current EMT-P certification in Virginia AHA BLS HCP Certification or equivalent
Experience REQUIRED: N/A
Experience PREFERRED 1 year of active pre-hospital service Previous hazardous materials experience
Education/training REQUIRED: Graduate of accredited EMT-P Program
Education/training PREFERRED: N/A
Independent action(s) required: May function independently under protocols approved by VCUHS Medical Director and hospital and departmental policy/procedure. Functions under direction of a licensed independent practitioner, MD, and/or RN in providing patient care, emotional support, and problem solving; all in accordance with hospital, nursing and unit policy/procedure. Functions under departmental Standards of Practice (SOP) in the communications room and in the role of patient transport in collaboration with RN and Physician colleagues. Job duties may include the handling, transportation, access to and/or contact with medications and related supplies.
Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A
Additional position requirements: Works all three shifts, weekends and holidays. Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific Nurse Manager/Practice Manager. Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet unit requirements and/or as needed.
Age Specific groups served: N/A
Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs. Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Other: describe exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Able to handle multiple priorities, Able to adapt to frequent change, Noisy environment
Varies by Need (United States of America)
EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.