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Administrative Assistant – Home Health – Full-Time

Job Posting
Home Health
Administrative Assistant
Full-Time

Summary: The Administrative Assistant is responsible to the Department Director for providing administrative and clerical support for the leadership team, and other duties as assigned.

Education: Graduate of high school. Additional training/schooling or directly related experience preferred.

Experience: Minimum six months clerical experience preferred or appropriate schooling. Previous experience in the health care field preferred. Proficient in use of computer applications. Coding and medical terminology preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Current driver’s license and declaration of automobile liability insurance.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Ability to receive and express detailed information through oral communications, visual acuity, and the ability to read and understand written directions. Excellent computer skills. Minimum typing skills of 60 wpm. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Knowledge of staffing/scheduling preferred. 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 overhead, and 40 lbs. from waist height; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions: Ability to work in a fast paced office, meeting multiple deadlines, and the ability to set priorities. Interaction with various individuals of the department and hospital. Environment of changing regulatory requirements for agency operations.

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

Emergency Department Technician – Emergency Department – Full-Time

Job Posting
Emergency Department
Emergency Department Technician
Full-Time

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 – Full-Time Night Shift

Job Posting
Med / Surg
Registered Nurse
Full-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.

Experience: 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.

Licensed Practical Nurse – Intensive Care Unit – Full-Time Night Shift

Job Posting
Intensive Care Unit
Licensed Practical Nurse
Full-Time Night Shift

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.

Registered Nurse – Intensive Care Unit – Full-Time Night Shift

Job Posting
Intensive Care Unit
Registered Nurse
Full-Time Night Shift

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director, the Registered Staff 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 Staff 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.

Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. ADN, BSN

Experience: Two years ICU experience preferred. Experience with geriatric patients is also desired. Must possess and demonstrate good IV skills. Basic telemetry monitoring skills. Prefer one year of cardiac monitoring, but not required. Ability to recognize cardiac arrhythmias and respond appropriately.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: Current Missouri licensure. ACLS, BLS, PALS certified.

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, radiation, anti-neoplastic agents, 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 Day/Evening/Night Shift

Job Posting
Registration
Registration Clerk
Part-Time Day/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.

Emergency Department – Registered Nurse – Full-time Day Shift

Job Posting
Registered Nurse
Emergency Department
Full-time Day 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.

Emergency Department – Registered Nurse – Part Time and PRN

Job Posting
Registered Nurse
Emergency Department
Two Part Time and One PRN Positions Available

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.

Laboratory – MLT or MT – Full-Time

Job Posting
MLT or MT
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.

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.

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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