+ Provides direct patient care, performing delegated data collection, treatments and procedures in accordance with standards.
+ Implements patient care directives communicated by the Registered Nurse, shift report, patient therapy profile, and plan of care.
+ Instructs patients and families as delegated.
+ Responds to patient call bells, and notifies the Registered Nurse as necessary.
+ Maintains the tidiness and cleanliness of patients’ rooms and patient care areas.
+ Maintains designated equipment in appropriate working order, reporting needed repairs.
+ Inventories and stocks designated instruments, equipment, and supplies.
+ Maintains aseptic technique when handling sterile equipment/supplies and/or assisting with or performing invasive procedures.
+ Handles clean and soiled linen, supplies, and equipment and disposes of waste materials in accordance with protocols and procedures.
+ Ensures completion of requisition forms and/or patient charge forms when indicated.
+ Documents pertinent observations and procedures performed on the appropriate chart forms, in accordance with protocols and procedures.
+ Reports patient problems, patient incidents, or changes in patient status to a Registered Nurse or supervisor.
Education and Training
Current certification and registration as an EMT-paramedic by the Pennsylvania
Department of Health
2 years’ patient care experience