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Pharmacy Technician – Pharmacy – PRN Status Day Shift

Job Posting
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Technician
PRN Status
Day Shift

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacy Coordinator, the Pharmacy Technician assists the Pharmacist in performing pharmacy related duties as necessary, including preparation of medications, inventory, etc. The Pharmacy Technician must perform order entry with 100% accuracy for patient medication orders and outpatient prescriptions, perform data entry of floor stock with 100% accuracy, retrieve medication orders from different assigned locations/areas and deliver medications on a predetermined schedule, assembles medications, orders and labels with 100% accuracy for the Pharmacist, fills patient medication drawers with 100% accuracy under the supervision of the Pharmacist, assists the Pharmacist in maintenance of records of controlled drugs, checks floor stock daily and replenishes it with 100% accuracy, orders, maintains, enters IV solutions at a predetermined level with 100% accuracy, checks and removes all outdated medications from usable pharmacy and departmental stocks on a monthly basis, as stock is removed from shelves, must ascertain if a particular stock should be ordered and enters such accordingly, checks in orders, places into stock and puts costs into the computer according to policies and checks orders against invoices and must abide by all pharmacy and hospital policies and procedures.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Eligibility for obtaining the State Pharmacy registration for Technicians.

Experience: At least one year experience in a pharmacy, preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Eligible for obtaining State Pharmacy registration for Technicians.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required 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 overhead, and 40 lbs. from waist height; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions: Exposure to infectious materials and other hazardous conditions. Frequent interruptions. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and stressful situations.

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

Clinic Supervisor – Medical Office Building / Houston Family Clinic – Full-Time

Job Posting
Medical Office Building / Houston Family Clinic
Clinic Supervisor
Full-Time

Summary: The Clinic Coordinator is responsible for the effective coordination of staff and the management of the operational support functions of the clinic. Manages such activities as registration, scheduling, reception of patients, processing of client’s account, documentation and processing of client billing and liaison services. Must work effectively with physicians, staff, patients, public and external agencies. Uses skills in gathering and interpreting data in a physician office setting. Must have ability to take initiative and to exercise independent judgment. Must demonstrate ability to make decisions independently. Must exercise problem-solving expertise. Maintains a clean, orderly and safe facility. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: Assure specific orientation for new employees and re-orientation for existing employees to represent TCMH in the community and to communicate the mission and goals of TCMH. Conducts appropriate orientation of all new staff members. Performs ninety day and annual evaluations on all assigned clinic personnel. Ensures that time reports are processed and submitted on a timely basis. Maintains a proper inventory of office supplies, ensures that they are ordered on a timely basis and records of supply usage are properly maintained. Responsible for providing coordination and scheduling on all computer modifications and updates. Demonstrates a working knowledge of the practice management system and electronic medical records. Supervises, hires, transfers, promotes, assigns, rewards, counsels, disciplines and discharges appropriate employees of the clinic according to the policies and procedures of TCMH. Reviews and updates forms used within the practice. Standardized whenever possible. Journalizes financial data in preparation for year-end reports and physician data for the National Health Service Corp. Assists with and reviews monthly clinical reports which include: patient account aging report, physician admission reports and physician productivity reports. Responsibilities may include daily posting of clinic and hospital charges as well as physician payments for same. Assists with health insurance and third-party payer rules and regulations. Responsibilities may include analyzing third-party payer denials and assisting with correct refilling of charges. Determines best approach to dealing with managed care plans and over the counter collections for those plans, as well as self-pay patients. Complies with contractual terms agreed to by insurance contracts. Coordinates supplying the required information for insurance companies for physicians registration and credentialing. Prioritizes, coordinates and/or assigns work to clerical personnel in order to ensure timely, accurate completion of assignments and adequate staffing coverage. Directs the staffing requirements of the clinic. Evaluates staffing needs, ensures that adequate staff is scheduled for clinic services. Resolves questions or problems related to staffing. Substitutes for receptionists or biller as needed. Acts on patient complaints at the time they are received, with complete follow-through and resolution of the complaint. Reviews, researches and responds to account inquiries from various sources and resolves problems and questions via telephone or mail. Assists with handling all telephone inquiries and letters concerning unpaid accounts. Coordinates financial arrangements with the patient or financially responsible party. Assists with managing accounts which have been forwarded to collection agencies. Answers telephone, handles patient questions and follows up with provider as necessary, relays messages. Maintains a system of confidentiality according to hospital policies and procedures. Develops and implements policies to meet State and Federal regulations. Ensures that new/revised procedures are promptly communicated to all staff members. Responsible for the coordination, development and education of all staff members regarding government regulations, i.e. OSHA, CLIA, HIPAA. Know the policies/procedures relating to fire, safety, disaster and infection control as they apply to hospital practices in general, as well as the clinic. Attends in-services of these as required. Assists in establishing/implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and systems for the clinic. Develops and monitors important aspects of care or service according to the TCMH quality plan. Conducts staff meetings, records minutes of meetings to assure that agenda items and staff discussion items are addressed with action plans and outcomes. Documents and reports to Quality Assurance/CQI Director, any incident (patient, employee, guest, physician) within 24 hours of occurrence. Reports medical, as well as clerical equipment problems and/or arranges for services as needed. Must dress in professional manner, be neat and clean in appearance. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. Must have effective verbal and written communication skills. Cognitive, verbal ability to understand patient information and to communicate with physicians, staff, patients and their families. Determines and demonstrates effective communication methods and defines appropriate lines of authority for the clinic in keeping with administrative structure. Uses all methods of communication to disseminate information to staff in a timely manner. Utilizes policies and good judgment to establish limits in independent decision making. Identifies problems which interfere with practice and develops an action plan for resolution. Consults with/reports to physicians and/or physician practice manager when appropriate. Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational goals and objectives. Supervises and coordinates clinic staff. Prepares monthly quality assurance reports.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience: Two years medical office experience required. Management experience preferred. Previous medical billing experience in managed care setting, knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT coding and how it affects reimbursement from third-party payers, knowledge of medical terminology, desirable. Experience with computer systems and their applications. Knowledge/experience of standard office equipment/machinery.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Not applicable.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required. Accuracy and attention to detail a necessity. Must have tactile ability relative to tasks, ability to reach, hold, grasp and release items and equipment. Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching 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: Frequent distractions and interruptions. Minimal physical discomfort. Potential exposure to infectious disease, communicable disease and hostile persons. Ability to perform duties 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.

Laboratory – MLT or MT – Full-Time Status

Job Posting
Laboratory
MLT or MT
Full-Time Status

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.

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.

Respiratory Therapist – Cardiopulmonary – PRN Status

Job Posting
Cardiopulmonary
Respiratory Therapist
PRN Status

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Director, the RRT renders respiratory care and diagnostic procedures to patients as directed by the medical staff. Practice under the Missouri Respiratory Care Practice Act, hospital policies and procedures. Provides direct patient care to patients assigned to him \ her while on duty with an understanding of age-specific development needs of those patients. Demonstrates behavior, which exemplifies professional conduct and teamwork.

The practice of Respiratory Care may include but not limited to;
1. The administration of pharmacological, diagnostic and therapeutic agents related to respiratory care and prescribed by a licensed physician.
2. Observing, examining, monitoring, assessment and evaluation of signs, symptoms and general physical responses to respiratory care procedures.
3. Initiation of emergency procedures as outlined in hospital policy and within the scope of practice of a respiratory therapist.
4. Initiation, monitoring, modification of ventilatory controls, and discontinuance or withdrawal on continues mechanical ventilation.
5. Point of care testing.
6. Specific diagnostic and testing techniques related to pulmonary disease within the scope of practice of a respiratory therapist. Other clinical or clerical duties that are performed within the Cardiopulmonary Department for which the therapist has special training. Each therapist will be required to be cross-trained in at least one of these other skills.

Education: Graduate of two-four year AMA- approved Respiratory Care Program.

Experience: Prefer one-year experience.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Registered by the National Board of Respiratory Care and licensed in the State of Missouri as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Required to have and maintain NALS and ACLS/BCLS certification. Must be credentialed through NBRC.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required 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 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: Constant exposure to infectious materials and other hazardous conditions.

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 Polysomnographic Tech – Sleep Lab – Full-Time Night Shift

Job Posting
Sleep Lab
Registered Polysomnographic Tech
Full-Time Night Shift

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Director, the RPSGT performs all-night recordings on patients as they sleep. Duties include application and monitoring of devices (EEG, EKG, respiration, oxygen saturation, etc.) that are used in the diagnosis of sleep disorders. May be assigned the scoring of examinations. Summarizes data after the study. Practices under hospital policies and procedures. Provides direct patient care to patients assigned to him\her while on duty with an understanding of age-specific development needs of those patients. Demonstrates behavior, which exemplifies professional conduct and teamwork.

Education: Successful completion of an accredited educational program leading to an associate degree with an emphasis in polysomnography. OR Successful completion of a polysomnography program of no less than one year duration associated with a state licensed and/or a nationally accredited educational facility or equivalent experience and documented proficiency at all competencies required of a Polysomnographic Technician.

Experience: Prefer one-year experience.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: RPSGT and CPR and BCLS certification required. Must have NBRC credentials and AASM.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required 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 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: Constant exposure to infectious materials and other hazardous conditions.

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.

Home Health Aide – Home Health / In Home Services – PRN Status

Job Posting
Home Health / In Home Services
Home Health Aide
PRN Status

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Registered Nurse, the Home Health Aide assists the patient in personal care, rehabilitative activities, nutrition, and/or other therapeutic activities as prescribed in the care plan developed by a registered nurse or therapist, and other duties as assigned.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent G.E.D.

Experience: Must have completed one (1) year as a health care aide in a hospital, extended care center, or home health. Has the emotional and mental maturity necessary for establishing a good work relationship with patients, families, caregivers, supervisors, and employees of the agency.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: CPR certification and completion of the Home Health Aide competency evaluation. C.N.A. required. Current driver’s license, declaration of automobile liability insurance, and copy of driving history.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time and to walk up and down flights of stairs. Ability to receive and express detailed information through oral communications, visual acuity, and the ability to read and understand written directions. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to safely operate an automobile. 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 employee(s)/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 and hostile persons at times. Variation in environmental temperatures. Exposure to various community environments.

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 – EMT – Full-Time Status / 24 Hour Shifts

Job Posting
Emergency Medical Services
EMT
Full-Time Status / 24 Hour Shifts

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Medical Services, and the direct supervision of the Paramedic and the respective charge nurse, the EMT is responsible for providing Basic Life Support for patients 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 Diploma or GED. Graduate of EMT course.

Experience: One year preferred but not required.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Current Missouri licensure as EMT-B and Class E Missouri Driver’s license (with a clean driving record.) Candidate must have current BTLS.

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 employee(s)/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.

Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic – Full-Time Status / 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.

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