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Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Physician Recruitment

Job Posting
Director of Public Relations, Marketing & Physician Recruitment
Full-time

Summary: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Physician Recruitment directs and coordinates all public relations, marketing and physician recruitment activities of the hospital.  He/She is responsible for all department personnel, capital and working budgets, supplies, general policies and compliance with accrediting agencies.

Public Relations:  Serve as director of public relations and advisor to TCMH’s leadership in the planning and execution of public relations, media relations, internal communications and external communication initiatives throughout TCMH service lines. Build and maintain the reputation of TCMH.  Supervise all public relations activities, including hosting and attending events throughout the TCMH service area.  Direct media relations including writing and editing all press releases and health education articles, providing on-call coverage as needed.  Coordinate all external and internal publications.  Assist IS department in updating the hospital’s website.  Provide leadership and membership on coalitions, boards or councils that emphasize collaborative efforts to address issues in communities throughout the county.  Oversee, edit and write content for TCMH intranet.  Assist in planning and implementing internal special events.  Participate in department meetings and activities.  Enhance professional growth through professional memberships and education/learning in specific work-related skills.  Model the behavior and activities of the hospital’s culture.

Marketing:  Develop and drive marketing communications strategies, including advertising and sponsorships.  Plan and manage all marketing communications vehicles.  Participate in department meetings and activities.  Enhance professional growth through professional memberships and education/learning in specific work-related skills.  Model the behavior and activities of the hospital’s culture.

Physician Recruitment:  Develop and drive physician recruitment strategies.  Plan and manage all recruitment and retention vehicles.  Participate in department meetings and activities.  Enhance professional growth through professional memberships and education/learning in specific work-related skills.  Model the behavior and activities of the hospital’s culture.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related discipline required.

Experience:  Three years public relations and/or marketing experience required.  At least one year supervisory experience required.  Photography experience required.  General computer skills including desktop publishing and graphic design required.  Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required. Must possess strong management, leadership and communications skills, and work well in a team environment requiring a high degree of creativity and motivation. Recruitment or sales experience desired.

Licensure, Registration, Certification:  Not applicable.

Mental/Physical Requirements:  (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations):  Considerable mental concentration on several variable projects at one time.  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:  Standard office conditions with more than average noise.  Work in an indoor and/or outdoor environment for extended periods of time, as the duties require.

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.

Licensed Practical Nurse – Intensive Care Unit – Full-Time Status

Job Posting
Intensive Care Unit
Licensed Practical Nurse
Full-Time

Summary: Under the direction of an RN, the LPN assists in the delivery of nursing care and in patient teaching assignments. The LPN is required to administer medications, IVs document care and function as a team leader at times. Employee must exhibit multi-tasking and time management skills. Must be friendly, hardworking, organized and possess the ability to take responsibility and be accountable. Employee must have good people skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

Education: Graduate of an accredited LPN program and approved IV Therapy course.

Experience: One year of ICU or Med/Surg experience preferred but not required. Previous health care experience a plus. Telemetry experience desired.

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 infectious disease, radiation, anti-neoplastic agents, and hostile persons at times. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and other body fluids. Minimal physical discomfort.

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.

Licensed Practical Nurse – Med / Surg Floor – Full-Time Night Shift

Job Posting
Med / Surg Floor
Licensed Practical Nurse
Full-Time Night Shift

Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patient’s clinical conditions, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.

Education: Graduate of an accredited LPN program and IV therapy course.

Experience: One year preferred but not required. Telemetry Unit experience desired. Previous health care experience a plus.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Current Missouri licensure, BLS

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 infectious disease and hostile persons at times. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and other body fluids. Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous material. Minimal physical discomfort. Ability to function under stress required.

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 Department Technician – Emergency Department – Full-Time Night Shift

Job Posting
Emergency Department
Emergency Department Technician
Full-Time Night Shift

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Services, and the direct supervision of the respective charge nurse, the Emergency Department Technician (tech) maintains appropriate records, performs stocking, cleaning functions within the department, assists in the provision of basis patient comfort measures, performs certain technical duties as assigned by the licensed staff, within competencies measured, and assists with portering of patients, specimens, and equipment as required by the department.

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 healthcare team and work well with the ward clerks, EMT-Ps, nurses and physicians. Must possess: excellent people skills, the ability to multi-task, prioritization skills and time management skills.

Education: High School Diploma or GED. Current Missouri EMT-B or CNA licensure.

Experience: Previous healthcare experience preferred. Previous Emergency Department experience preferred

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Missouri EMT-B or CNA. EMT-B must have BLS and PHTLS certification. CNA must have BLS certification.

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.

Registered Nurse – Med / Surg – Part-Time Night Shift

Job Posting
Med / Surg
Registered Nurse
Part-Time Night Shift

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Med/Surg Director, the Registered Nurse provides direct and indirect patient care in the Medical/Surgical setting. Communicates with physicians/nurse managers/co-workers about changes in in-patient’s clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties with adequate supervision.

The Registered Nurse functions independently within the scope of the position. Regular communication with Med/Surg Director and Director of Nursing. The Charge Nurse provides direction of activities and guides priorities. Must be highly motivated to complete assigned duties within prescribed time limits. Uses extreme tact when dealing with patients, employees, other departments, physicians and the public. Maintains a strong ethical code regarding patient’s rights as evidenced in documentation and professional attitude and behavior (i.e., privacy, confidentiality and empathy). Must promote professional, positive and cooperative demeanor.

Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Charge nurse, one year of experience preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Current Missouri Licensure. Current PALS, CPR, BLS and certification in ACLS.

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: Minimal physical discomfort. Moderate level of auditory distractions. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to infectious diseases and hostile persons at times. Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous material. Ability to function under stress required.

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.

Registration – Registration Clerk – Part-Time Evening/Night Shift

Job Posting
Registration
Registration Clerk
Part-Time Evening/Night Shift

Summary: Under the supervision of the Registration Supervisor, the Registration Team Member obtains and collects all patient consent signatures, demographic information and insurance billing information at the time of registration. Registration Team Members answer the TCMH switchboard.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: At least one year of experience in a health care organization preferred, but not required. Must type 40 words per minute and possess mathematical skills. Computer experience and knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Good customer service skills. Must be a good team player and have good work ethic. Must be able to work flexible hours.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Not applicable.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Normal mental concentration on variable operations for short periods of time and moderate concentration with repetitive operations for long periods of time. 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: Standard office conditions with more than average noise. Periodic contact with conditions such as fumes, noise, chemicals, hazards and/or diseases. Potential exposure to infectious disease. Possibility of exposure to radiation, anti-neoplastic agents and hostile persons. Minimal physical discomfort, with frequent auditory distractions.

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

Lab Asst./Phlebotomist – Laboratory – PRN Status Day/Evening/Night Shift

Job Posting
Laboratory
Lab Asst./Phlebotomist
PRN Status Day/Evening/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 or 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.

Registered Nurse – Obstetrics – PRN

Job Posting
Obstetrics
Registered Nurse
PRN

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director, the Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to a group of patients using nursing knowledge and skills through the use of the nursing process. Practices under the Missouri Nurse Practice Act and hospital policies and procedures. Provides direct patient care to an assigned number of patients with an understanding of the age-specific developmental needs. Demonstrates behaviors which exemplify professional conduct and teamwork.

The Registered Nurse functions independently within scope of position. Regular communication with Director provides direction of activities and guides priorities. Fluctuating departmental activities necessitate flexibility. Must be highly motivated to complete assigned duties within prescribed time limits. Uses extreme tact when dealing with patients, employees, other departments, physicians and the public. Maintains a strong ethical code regarding patients’ rights as evidenced in documentation and professional attitude/behavior (i.e., privacy, confidentiality and empathy). Must promote professional, positive and cooperative demeanor. While on call, be able to be present in hospital within thirty (30) minutes for STAT call back. Third person call back should be present in the hospital within one hour.

Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. ADN, BSN, MSN, or Ph.D. Must participate in a Basic Fetal Monitoring course within 6 months of hire and every year thereafter.

Experience: One year in L&D, Post-Partum or Nursery preferred. Must possess and demonstrate good IV skills.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Current Missouri licensure. BLS, ACLS and Neonatal Resuscitation certifications. Basic Fetal Monitoring Course. STABLE preferred, but not required.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required. Requires frequent heavy lifting and turning activities and nearly constant walking. Standing, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching 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: Minimal physical discomfort. Moderate level of auditory distractions. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to infectious diseases and hostile persons at times. Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous material. Ability to function under stress required. Must be able to multitask.

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.

Registered Nurse – Obstetrics – Full-Time Night Shift

Job Posting
Obstetrics
Registered Nurse
Full-Time Night Shift

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director, the Registered Nurse provides direct patient care to a group of patients using nursing knowledge and skills through the use of the nursing process. Practices under the Missouri Nurse Practice Act and hospital policies and procedures. Provides direct patient care to an assigned number of patients with an understanding of the age-specific developmental needs. Demonstrates behaviors which exemplify professional conduct and teamwork.

The Registered Nurse functions independently within scope of position. Regular communication with Director provides direction of activities and guides priorities. Fluctuating departmental activities necessitate flexibility. Must be highly motivated to complete assigned duties within prescribed time limits. Uses extreme tact when dealing with patients, employees, other departments, physicians and the public. Maintains a strong ethical code regarding patients’ rights as evidenced in documentation and professional attitude/behavior (i.e., privacy, confidentiality and empathy). Must promote professional, positive and cooperative demeanor. While on call, be able to be present in hospital within thirty (30) minutes for STAT call back. Third person call back should be present in the hospital within one hour.

Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. ADN, BSN, MSN, or Ph.D. Must participate in a Basic Fetal Monitoring course within 6 months of hire and every year thereafter.

Experience: One year in L&D, Post-Partum or Nursery preferred. Must possess and demonstrate good IV skills.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Current Missouri licensure. BLS, ACLS and Neonatal Resuscitation certifications. Basic Fetal Monitoring Course. STABLE preferred, but not required.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required. Requires frequent heavy lifting and turning activities and nearly constant walking. Standing, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching 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: Minimal physical discomfort. Moderate level of auditory distractions. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to infectious diseases and hostile persons at times. Works with sharps and other potentially biohazardous material. Ability to function under stress required. Must be able to multitask.

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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