Feb 15, 2020

Emergency Department Patient Care Assistant

  • Riverside Health System
  • Tappahannock, VA 22560, USA

Job Description

Works under the supervision of Registered Nurse Nurse Manager/Director in personal care of the patients and their environment (including those needing special precautions) and performs specified functions in tasks where there is validated competency including: simple wound care (i.e. cleaning of abrasions/laceration) EKGs peripheral INT removal basic phlebotomy and extremity splinting. Emergency Department personnel will provide education and validate team member has met required competency to perform skills specific to job description. In addition this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served in assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and provide the care needed as described according to the departmental policy and procedure. Promotes and maintains safe work environment for staff as well as our customers incorporating national patient safety initiatives.

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital is a 67-bed facility caring for citizens in the Tappahannock, Essex, King and Queen, King William counties and the Northern Neck counties of Richmond, Westmoreland, Northumberland, and Lancaster. Riverside Tappahannock Hospital was recently awarded 2nd place in the Best Hospital category in Best of Virginia 2017 by Virginia Living Magazine. Tappahannock is a wonderful and small town located on the banks of the Rappahannock River. There is a relaxing, laid-back feel to the town and its close proximity to water means that leisure activities are usually centered around the river. There are marinas and public launch sites for boating and fishing as well as public parks to enjoy the water. Downtown Tappahannock also offers local shops and restaurants with a feel that is unique to this region. We strive every day to earn the trust of patients and family members with the state-of-the-art medical care, compassionate professionals and concern for the communities we serve. We offer a wide variety of services available, ranging from traditional hospital care to intensive care, including sophisticated diagnostics, home care and physician specialists in most fields.

Qualifications

High School Diploma preferred

Previous health care experience preferred

Required to be (1) licensed or eligible by the State of Virginia as a C.N.A., or (2) EMT-B, or (3) have completed a Medical Assistant program/certification, or (4) currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program with 80 hours completed, or (5) must have completed training in phlebotomy and splinting.