San Luis Valley Health is seeking a part-time ER Aide to join our Emergency Room team! The Emergency Room Aide must cross train as a Unit Secretary and work in that role as needed. The ER Aide is able to function in both roles but primarily serves in one or the other on a routine basis (i.e. hired as an ER Aide but works an occasional shift as a Unit Secretary). When in this role, it is important that this person performs in both roles as needed and the need may change minute by minute, depending on how busy the department is and what the overall needs are to deliver safe patient care while expediting patient ser
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Communicate with the physician or nursing staff regarding patient conditions
Manage the Intake / Order Processing of all ED patients
Input all necessary information for a patient to be registered and seen in the Emergency Department.
Enter Lab and X-ray orders, communicating all orders with the appropriate nursing staff and EMT staff
Follow appropriate processes for patient orders until complete
Communicate necessary medications/procedures for each patient as directed by the physician
Manage acuity charge code calculations; entering accurate information into the computer
Responsible for documenting the appropriate charge levels, following the complete process
Manage all culture orders and document as instructed
Manage ED patient charts, copying and filing according to correct processes and communicating any errors
Stock supplies, empty trash cans, assist with cleaning/changing of beds, appropriate management of instruments
Take Vital signs
Successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:
High School graduate or GED.
EMT Basic Certification or Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification required.
One year experience as a CNA or EMT-B required, both preferred.
Knowledge of HIPAA practices.
Ability to type 30 wpm. Prior Medical Secretary experience and familiarity with medical terminology preferred. Familiar with Microsoft’s Excel and Word programs.
Internal Number: 2100
About San Luis Valley Health
San Luis Valley Health is a regional health provider serving the San Luis Valley, Colorado and beyond. In addition to our state-of-the-art hospital located in Alamosa, we also operate clinics throughout the Valley and another hospital in Conejos County.
We are proud to offer talented, experienced caregivers using the most advanced techniques and technology, along with a genuine sense of caring. Our patient-centered medical home is more than just a building; rather, it is a team of health care professionals providing comprehensive and continuous medical care.
We are located in the heart of the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado. Our fully accredited 49-bed hospital provides outstanding care for those in need of general Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care and OB hospital services.