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Beth Israel Lahey Health RE: ER Patient Family Liaison (6-Hrs) 5-11:00 PM in Winchester, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

6

Work Shift:

Evening (United States of America)

JOB SUMMARY: Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by greeting and helping patients and their family members, pre-registering patients in the tracking system and providing non-clinical assistance to the staff to improve patient flow and patient/family member satisfaction. This customer service position may be the first face of the organization when a patient visits and can have a dramatic impact on making individuals feel welcomed, ease their anxiety, and make their wait as pleasant as possible.

Job Description:

QUALIFICATIONS :

Education/Experience Required:

· High school diploma or G.E.D.

· Certified Nursing Assistant, a nursing student with completion of one medical-surgical clinical rotation or one-year clinical care experience or equivalent education, one-year clinical care experience, EMT or emergency room clinical experience

Preferred:

· Emergency patient care experience

· EKG experience

· Phlebotomy experience

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS :

Preferred: Nursing Assistant, EMT, Medical Assistant, and/or Phlebotomist certification

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED : BLS

Travel requirements: May be scheduled at either the Emergency Department or off-site Walk-In Urgent Care, based on department needs.

JOB FUNCTIONS :

Consistent with the PROMISE principles inherent in a hospital environment, employees must be flexible in meeting patients’ and the Hospital’s needs. While the list below describes the primary functions of this job, all employees at Winchester Hospital need to recognize that an essential element of their job is the ability to respond to unanticipated and/or changing situations. This may result in assuming responsibilities or tasks, which are not on this list.

As part of the Emergency Department/Walk-in Urgent Care team, this position:

· Provides quality and safe patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

· Introduces oneself, welcomes and orients patients, family members, and significant others and instructs the patient on the call light and ensures it is within reach.

· Meets ambulance to expedite patient care.

· Contributes to meeting the patient’s physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual needs.

· Observe patients and report findings and/or concerns to the nurse promptly

· Demonstrates purposeful rounding and promptly responds to call lights to ensure patient safety and satisfaction.

· Responds urgently to patients in crisis and performs CPR

· Under the direction of a registered nurse, and by hospital quality and safety procedures perform required tasks in which they have been verified as competent by Nursing Staff Development and/or the Manager:

· Performing EKG tests within the expected benchmark time frame

· Stocks supplies and emergent equipment at the bedside and on the unit, addressing inventory issues promptly

· Admitting patients on cardiac monitor and discharge from monitor

· Applies supplemental oxygen

· Cleans wounds of debris and applies topical ointment

· Applies ace wraps, other splints, immobilizers, and sterile dressings

· Assisting with activities of daily living

· Repositioning and ambulating patients

· Making an occupied and unoccupied bed

· Disinfecting equipment and stretchers between patients

· Assisting in transporting patients, beds, supplies and equipment

· Verifying patient identification using two identifiers, collecting, labeling at the bedside, and transporting specimens

· Retrieving and signing out blood products

· Accurately performing point-of-care testing

· Obtaining vital signs and weights and promptly communicating to the nurse

· Maintaining accurate intake and output measurements

· Utilizing sterile technique, inserts and removes Foley catheters

· Removing saline locks

· Setting up/breaking down room ensuring a clean and neat environment after each patient.

· Assisting in post-mortem care in a respectful manner

· Documenting accurately, legibly, and timely

· Assisting with procedures

· Performs non-invasive procedures

· Appropriately follows the chain of command and adheres to hospital policies and procedures.

· Informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

· Communicates effectively with the healthcare team utilizing established handoff procedures.

· Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.

· Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes the infection control protocols.

· Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.

· Coordinates work schedule with departmental supervisor to provide coverage and maintain

Safe staffing levels.

· Has incidental access to medications.

· Maintains a clean and safe work environment and hallways free of clutter to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.

· Respond to equipment issues promptly to ensure availability of equipment and to maximize its useful life.

· Functions effectively in patient crises and utilizes emergency resources. Assists in the preparation of patients and transport to the appropriate level of care.

· Maximizes patient throughput to minimize wait times.

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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