The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's leading orthopaedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopaedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopaedic program in New York City. HJD is consistently ranked among the leading orthopaedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopaedic Surgery Rheumatology Neurology Radiology.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Medical Service Associate in the Nursing/Pre Admission Testing Department. To qualify a High School Diploma or equivalent required, plus six (6) months on the job experience in a hospital. Completion of a diploma/certification, hospital-based medical technology program which includes phlebotomy and EKG training in a clinical setting.
In this role, the successful candidate will perform routine technical and clerical duties in Pre-Admission Testing (Phlebotomy, EKG's, assists with v/s, weighing in of patients); related to direct and indirect patient care. Prepares patient and equipment for testing. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs clerical work related to EKGs including but not limited to copying, completing requisition slips and placing information in the patients chart. Performs electrode placement. Performs limb and chest leads.
Performs phlebotomy on assigned patients as set by departmental procedures. Cleans the area and secures the tourniquet. Locates an appropriate vein from which to draw blood. Completes preparations prior to starting the procedure; follows protocols and uses sterile techniques. Inserts the needle accurately into the vein and draws the blood properly. Draws the correct number and types of tubes in accordance with the requisition. Completes all blood drawing assignments during assigned shift in a quality fashion. Strictly follows departmental and standard operating procedures. Label all specimens promptly and accurately. Disposes of used needles in the appropriate containers after immediate use. Carries out safety and sterile procedures.
Follows emergency protocol call for help immediately if patient passes out, develop acute distress, loses conscious, or is suspected of being in cardiac arrest. Notify RN/NM and Anesthesiologist if EKG reads abnormal.
Call RN/NM immediately if patient shows any form of resistance or discourteous behavior that interferes with completion of procedures.
Prepares patient for testing. Observes patients and determines patients mental and physical state prior to performing venipuncture and EKG. Based on patient condition may instruct a patient to lie down on a stretcher bed or recliner chair.
Prepare all necessary supplies and equipments required. Ensures all exam room are in sanitary and properly supplied condition. Have all necessary materials/supplies available during testing. Follows departmental policies and procedures.
Greets the patient in a courteous manner by introducing self and calling the Patient by name. Ensures that the name on the requisition is acknowledged by the patient. Inputs statistical data/compiles results/generates management reports. Complete the verification before a procedure is started.
Always verifies the identification of the patient before preparing the patient for venipuncture and EKG.
Escorts patients into examining room when necessary.
Takes vital signs as required. Performs EKGs and venipuncture as ordered.
Follows isolation techniques as outlined in policy and procedure manual. Applies principles of infection control as outlined in Infection Control Manual in performance of patient care.
Weighs patient as assigned and records same. Follows isolation techniques as outlined in policy and procedure manual.
Performs activities related to direct patient care under supervision of the RN/NM.
The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of... only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.