The Paramedic Triage Liaison’s primary responsibility is to provide
the initial contact with a patient presenting via emergency care center's
front entrance. Based on protocols, chief complaints, and observations,
the triage liaison will gather initial information perform an initial
assessment and notify the emergency department staff about patients that
need urgent/emergent care.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Immediately assesses patient’s chief complaint and presenting condition
using Emergency Severity Index (ESI) triage system.
- Evaluates patient’s vital signs and initiates lifesaving measures
as needed, i.e., opening an airway, hemorrhage control, chest compressions,
stabilization of fracture, cervical spine alignment, etc.
- Communicates the condition of patients presenting to the Emergency Department staff.
- Stabilizes and extricates injured patients from vehicles at emergency department entrance.
- Assists patients to and from vehicles and the emergency department.
- Acts as a liaison between the patients’ family/significant other
and the members of the emergency staff by maintaining open communication
regarding patient condition, status, progress, etc.
- Transports patients from triage to the treatment area in the emergency
department at the request of the nurse.
- Assist in directing patient flow and traffic in the triage/reception area.
- Maintains the standards for care and performs skills in compliance with
the regulations set forth in the Montana State Board of Paramedics.
- Exhibits age-appropriate competencies: newborn, child, adolescent, adult
- Upon completion of all interventions, documents accurately and thoroughly
in the appropriate area of the patient record in accordance with organization policy.
- Reports changes in patient condition or pertinent observations to the appropriate
nurse, physician, and/or other member of the healthcare team.
- Participates in economical utilization of supplies and ensures that equipment
is maintained in a clean and safe manner.
- Participates in orientation of new personnel.
- Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
- Actively participates in Performance Improvement.
- Accepts accountability for own actions.
- Other job-related duties as assigned by department manager.
- Attends at 75% of unit staff meetings.
- Attends all mandatory in-service classes.
- Completes all annual required educational competencies.
- Maintains current CPR, ACLS and PALS certification.
OTHER FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL EMPLOYEES:
- Supports and models individual behavior consistent with the Standards of
Excellence and the mission, vision and values of Livingston HealthCare.
Demonstrates commitment to customer service by:
- Building effective working relationships and treating others with respect
- Interacting with customers (Patients, co-workers and visitors) in a warm
and friendly way.
- Taking immediate action to meet customers’ needs or requests.
- Attentive to each customer concern.
- Demonstrates and encourages an ethic of open and effective communication
and teamwork throughout the organization
- Adheres to Livingston HealthCare’s Code of Conduct and Livingston
HealthCare and departmental compliance policies.
The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to
describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not
be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements which
may be inherent in the position.
1.Current Montana Paramedic license
2.Current BLS/CPR certification
3.ACLS and PALS, certification
ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
1-2 years of Emergency medicine experience.