Assumes responsibility for care of patients and functions as a member of the health care team, taking direction and guidance from the Supervisor, RN or Physician. All care is provided in compliance with and according to department policy/procedure and Standards of Care. This includes but is not limited to vital signs, blood glucose, phlebotomy, Doppler, O2 application, suction, wound measurement and pictures. Technicians will also be skilled in NPWT and assist the Physician in Total Contact casting and application of skin grafts. Perform dressing changes, staple removal and soft tissue debridements for wound and burn patients under Physician supervision. Prepare specimen for cultures or pathology. Order wound and burn care supplies including Interim care, custom Jobskin garments and skin grafts for patients using PeopleSoft. Track and order weekly linen use, topical medications and keep inventory of all supplies. Complete billing for all interim care and custom Jobskin garments. Maintain accurate patient chart documentation and billing sheets. Use the Graft tracker system for all grafts and pyxsis for medications per physician order. Participate in staff, patient and/or family education regarding wound/burn care. Contribute towards assessment of patient needs, education and communicates with the health care team. Participates in unit Performance Improvement activities and provides departmental statistics that aids in staffing and budget decisions. Uses an understanding of the principles of growth and development to assess each patient's age specific needs and provide age specific treatment and care.
Prior wound care &/or Medical Assistant program/training required. Phlebotomy experience, current BLS, AAS degree and/or CMA preferred. BLS certification required within three months of employment. Successful completion of all orientation/competency programs. By the end of the first year of employment, a wound care course, medication exam, clinical hours and a burn theory class must be successfully completed.
Employees of Saint Barnabas Medical Center are committed to exemplifying the Standards of - Exceptional Communication, Compassionate Care, Outstanding Teamwork, Professional Integrity and Ownership & Accountability - creating an environment of C ompassionate C are, H ealthcare E xcellence and S uperior S ervice (CCHESS) for all that enter our facility. If you share the commitment, dedication and drive meet the CCHESS challenge, we welcome your application.
Since 1865, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), located at 94 Old Short Hills Road in Livingston, is New Jersey's oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital. The 597-bed institution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating more than 35,500 inpatients and over 84,000 Emergency Department patients each year. The Medical Center and the Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center provide treatment and services for more than 300,000 outpatient visits annually.
The Medical Staff is comprised of more than 1,600 physicians in 100 medical and surgical specialties and there are over 3,400 employees. As a teaching institution, we have nine residency programs and one fellowship in Mammography and a shared Nephrology fellowship with Newark Beth Israel. There are a total of 154 residents and fellows.
Among Saint Barnabas' nationally recognized facilities are The Burn Center, the only certified burn treatment facility in the state; the Barnabas Health Care System Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division, one of the most active transplant programs in the country; The Saint Barnabas Heart Centers, a world-class cardiac surgery program in affiliation with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; The Neurology and Neurosurgery Program which is the only program in New Jersey to be ranked by US News and World Report as a Top Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. It is led by an unprecedented team of experts dedicated to diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain and nervous system; the Regional Perinatal Center, providing care for high-risk and critically ill infants in New Jersey's leading Level III, a 56-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; comprehensive Pediatric Services including a dedicated intensive care unit; The Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, designated by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery; a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, The Center for Sleep Disorders; The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas; extensive services in robotic and minimally-invasive surgery, The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas, the widely recognized assisted reproductive technology program; and comprehensive cancer programs and services that includes one of the largest Radiation Oncology programs in northern New Jersey and a highly-specialized Gastrointestinal Cancer Center of Excellence.