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Laboratory – Medical Laboratory Technologist – Full-Time

Job Posting
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Laboratory
Full-Time

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor or another Medical Technologist, the Medical Technician obtains and receives laboratory specimens, and competently performs clinical testing in the areas of hematology, immunology, microbiology, clinical microscopy, chemistry, and blood bank. He/she interprets results as to accuracy, acceptability and critical limits and uses quality control materials according to established procedures with appropriate documentation. In the absence of the supervisor, serves as a resource person for the technicians. Assists with investigating new procedures and instrumentation, performs quality assurance studies, and ordering of supplies as well as performing other duties as requested and assigned.

Education: Associate / Bachelor’s degree in Biological science, military training or documented equivalent.

Experience: None required. Experience working independently and unsupervised in a laboratory setting preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Certification as Laboratory Technician by accrediting agency (ASCP, ISCLT, AMT, HHS or NCA).

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Close mental and visual attention required for sustained periods of time. Frequently works under stressful conditions due to time constraints and critical condition of some patients. 90% of time spent transporting self throughout department and hospital or working at a lab workstation. Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from the floor and overhead, and 40 lbs. from waist height. Must exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions: Constant exposure to hazardous and infectious material. Works in air-conditioned environment with moderate noise level. May be required to work any time of day or night.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

Laboratory – Lab Asst./Phlebotomist – Day, Evening and/or Night shift

Job Posting
Lab Asst./Phlebotomist
Laboratory
Day, Evening and/or Night shift

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor, the Lab Assistant receives physician’s requests and collects blood specimens from adult, pediatric and newborn patients by venipuncture and skin puncture. The Lab Assistant performs general office duties and general laboratory cleaning, collects drug screens for employers and may perform other tasks as assigned.

Education: High School education of equivalent.

Experience: Equivalent of one year full-time phlebotomy experience preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: None required. PBT preferred.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Close mental and visual attention required for sustained periods of time. Frequently works under stressful conditions due to time constraints and critical condition of some patients. Frequent standing and walking required along with sitting, lifting, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from the floor and from overhead, and 40 lbs. from waist height; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions: Constant exposure to infectious material. Works in air-conditioned environment with moderate noise level. May be required to work any time of day.

Age-Specific Competencies: Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family.
Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.
• Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
• Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
• Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
• School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
• Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
• Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
• Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
• Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic – Full-Time 24 Hour Shifts

Job Posting
Paramedic
Emergency Medical Services
Full-Time 24 Hour Shifts

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Medical Services and the respective charge Nurse, the Paramedic is responsible to perform emergency care to patients on the field and in the Emergency Department as well as providing Advanced Life Support for patients on both emergency and routine transport, with similar capacity in the ED. Responsible for checking the ambulances for supplies and vehicle inspection, documenting accurately on the MARF report and patient’s ED charts.

Education: High School education of equivalent. Graduate of approved EMT-P course.

Experience: One year preferred but not required.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Current Missouri licensure as EMT-P. Current certification of BLS, ACLS, BTLS, and PALS required. (ACLS, BTLS, and PALS may obtain within six months of hire.)

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required. Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required. Fit for duty test is required for employment and includes:

• Walk three laps (3/4 mile) on the track in 10 minutes or less
• Walk three circuits of the stadium stairs (not timed but without stopping)
• Take ambulance cot and 180-200 pound subject in and out of ambulance alone
• Lift backboard and 180-200 pound subject from the ground and carry 25 feet with a partner
• Lift and carry backboard and 180-200 pound subject up and down 6-8 steps with a partner
• Use stair chair to move 180-200 pound subject up and down 6-8 steps with a partner
• Move 180-200 pound subject from seated position to cot alone

Exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions: Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to infectious diseases, radiation, anti-neoplastic agents, and hostile persons at times. Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous material.

Age-Specific Competencies: Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family.
Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.
• Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
• Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
• Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
• School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
• Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
• Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
• Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
• Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

Licking Family Clinic – Clinic Receptionist – Full-Time

Job Posting
Clinic Receptionist
TCLicking Family Clinic
Full-Time

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Clinic Coordinator, the Receptionist is responsible for performing the reception and secretarial duties of the clinic while functioning as the primary/focal communication source. Performs under hospital and clinic policies and procedures. Demonstrates behaviors which exemplify professional conduct and teamwork.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:Fluctuating clinic activities necessitate flexibility. Must be highly motivated to complete assigned duties within prescribed time limits. Exercise extreme tact when dealing with patients, employees, hospital departments, physicians and the public. Maintains a strong ethical code regarding patient rights as evidenced in professional attitude (i.e., privacy, confidentiality and empathy). Must promote professional, positive and cooperative demeanor. Performs receptionist duties, to include, but not limited to: answering telephone calls, screening telephone calls, processing and/or relaying of messages, assisting clinic visitors and directing them to the appropriate personnel. Responsible for patient check-in and check-out functions. These include: new chart preparation, photocopying insurance cards/crucial documents, scheduling appointments for clinic patients, completing new patient registration forms, printing daily encounter forms, totaling patient charges upon check-out, collecting appropriate payment. Scheduling functions include: notifying nursing of additions/cancellations to the provider’s schedule, rescheduling of patients if the physician is unavailable or detained, pulling medical charts/records for next day’s appointments. Additional daily tasks: insure that all correspondence is signed, copied, addressed and mailed or faxed, keeping log of daily patient information, filing of charts, filing of correspondence in patient charts, maintaining an inventory of office supplies. End of day duties: batch encounter forms and receipts, prepare appropriate corresponding paperwork/documentation, lock and secure office. Knows the policies and procedures relating to fire, safety, disaster and infection control as they apply to hospital, as well as clinic practice. Attend in-services of these as required. Performs other duties/projects as assigned by authorized personnel.

Education: High school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Experience: At least one year of experience in clerical, receptionist and/or medical office preferred. General office procedures: filing, typing, and basic computer skills required. Knowledge of standard office machinery.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Not applicable.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Effective and appropriate communications skills, both verbal and written. Accuracy and attention to detail required. Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from the floor and from overhead, and 40 lbs. from waist height; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions: Minimal physical discomfort. Frequent distractions and interruptions. Potential exposure to infectious diseases and hostile persons. Ability to perform duties under stress required.

Looking for a candidate that is able to work in a fast-paced environment, eager to learn, friendly and outgoing. If you are that candidate, please submit a transfer form or submit your application to Anita Kuhn in the Business Office

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

Emergency Department – Registered Nurse – Night Shift

Job Posting
Emergency Department
Registered Nurse
Full-Time Status
Night Shift

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of the Emergency Department, the Registered Nurse is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for patients seeking emergency treatment. S/HE provides both direct care to the emergency patient, as well as directing the care given by other members of the health care team, such as LPN’s, paramedics,
EMT’s, emergency technicians, and coordinators. The registered nurse also coordinates care for emergency patients, working closely with physicians and ancillary departments to assure coordinated care is provided. The Registered Nurse assures that care is delivered utilizing the nursing process, considering age specific parameters, and does so in a professional, compassionate manner.

Must be able to work at a fast pace for long hours, to include lifting and moving patients. Must be willing to be part of a healthcare team and work well with the ward clerks, EMT-Ps, technicians and physicians. The RN must possess: excellent people skills, the ability to multi-task, as well as prioritization and time management skills.

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing: ADN, BSN. ACLS and PALS preferred and must be obtained within one year of employment. CEN certification, TNCC encouraged.

Experience: Must have either one year of Medical/Surgical Nursing as a Registered Nurse, or one year of emergency department experience in any capacity. Previous emergency department experience or critical care experience as a Registered Nurse Preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Current Missouri licensure.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required. Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from floor and from overhead, 40 lbs. from waist height and be able to handle, move or transfer articles of 100 lbs. regularly and over 100 lbs. periodically; in concert with other employees/person(s) and/or lifting device; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions: Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to infectious diseases, radiation, anti-neoplastic agents, and hostile persons at times. Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous material.

Age-Specific Competencies: Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family.
Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.
• Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
• Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
• Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
• School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
• Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
• Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
• Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
• Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

Certified Surgical Tech – Perioperative Services – PRN

Job Posting
Certified Surgical Tech
Perioperative Services
PRN

Under the general supervision of the Perioperative Services Supervisor, the OR Scrub Tech/Surgical Assistant is a professional caregiver who works with Anesthesia, surgeons and other surgical personnel in patient care before, during and after surgery.  The OR Scrub Tech/Surgical Assistant uses sterile technique and technical equipment to perform surgical procedures.  Assures operating suite is adequately prepared for procedures.  Monitor PAR levels of all surgical instruments and supplies.  Cleans and sterilizes all surgical instruments.  Participates in departmental staff meetings and performance improvement activities.

Education:  Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, Practical Nurse, or Surgical Technologist program preferred.  Current BCLS certification.

Experience:  Minimum one (1) year work experience in the OR/PACU setting is preferred, but not required.  Surgical Assistant should have a total of two (2) years scrub experience.

Licensure, Registration, Certification:  Current Missouri licensure.  RN, RNFA, LPN-IV, or CST/CFA.

Mental/Physical Requirements:  (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required.  Nearly constant Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required.  Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from floor and from overhead, 40 lbs. from waist height and be able to handle, move or transfer articles of 100 lbs. regularly and over 100 lbs. periodically; in concert with other employees/person(s) and/or lifting device; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.  Must have ability to pull retractors and hold patient extremities during surgery.  While on call, must be able to be present in hospital within thirty (30) minutes for STAT callback.

Working Conditions:  Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids.  Frequent exposure to infectious diseases, radiation, anti-neoplastic agents, and hostile persons at times.  Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous material.

Age-Specific Competencies: Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family.

Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.

  • Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
  • Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
  • Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
  • School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
  • Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
  • Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
  • Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
  • Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.

 

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

RN/PACU Nurse – Operating Room – PRN

Job Posting
RN/PACU Nurse

Operating Room
PRN

Under the general supervision of the Perioperative Services Supervisor, the Circulating/PACU Nurse is a professional caregiver who provides direct patient care to pediatric through geriatric populations.  Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical/PACU environments.  Communicates with surgeon and anesthetist continuously and as needed about patient condition.  Assists with the maintenance of surgical/PACU equipment and inventory.  Participates in performance improvement activities.  Assesses the Operating Room and PACU for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases, and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical/PACU teams are met.  Monitors, positions and assists patient throughout surgical experience and intercedes to maintain optimum homeostatis (pre, intra and postoperatively).

Education:  Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing:  Associate Degree, Diploma, or BSN required.  Current ACLS certification is required.  Current BLS is required.

Experience:  Minimum of one (1) year work experience in the OR/PACU setting is preferred, but not required.

Licensure, Registration, Certification:  Current Missouri registered nurse licensure.

Mental/Physical Requirements:  (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations):  Considerable mental concentration required. While on call, must be able to be present in hospital within thirty (30) minutes for STAT callback.  Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required.  Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from floor and from overhead, 40 lbs. from waist height and be able to handle, move or transfer articles of 100 lbs. regularly and over 100 lbs. periodically; in concert with other employees/person(s) and/or lifting device; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Requirement: Must live within 30 miles of hospital to take call.

Working Conditions:  Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids.  Frequent exposure to infectious diseases, radiation, anti-neoplastic agents, and hostile persons at times.  Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous material.

Age-Specific Competencies: Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family.

Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.

  • Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
  • Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
  • Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
  • School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
  • Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
  • Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
  • Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
  • Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.

 

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

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