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Assistant Administrator Job Opening in Waxahachie

Assistant Administrator – Job Opening in Waxahachie

This is an excellent opportunity to work with one of the finest Emergency Rooms in Texas.

Altus is currently seeking to fill the position of an Assistant Administrator – Job Opening in Waxahachie to work at Altus Emergency Center in Waxahachie. Please review the following job requirements and Submit your Resume Now.

Assistant Administrator Position Summary

Aid in general operations of the Center, manage employee personal and health files, participate in the Governing Board, management and review of outside vendor contracts, and aiding in the oversight of the processes of registration.

 

The staffing of the Center is based on a teamwork concept. Employees may be cross-trained in other areas of the Center and may be expected to perform duties other than their normal ones as staffing and patient needs change.

Assistant Administrator Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for maintaining and aiding in the day-to-day operations of the Center.
  2. Aiding in general maintenance of the facility and resolving problems as they occur. Following up and ensuring routine maintenance is completed within the facility.
  3. Management and security of policies and procedures that govern employees of the Center.
  4. Work with management on implementation of quality management plan
  5. Helps in different community marketing event. Acts as liaison to the community
  6. Responsible for managing contracts of outside vendors, making sure contracts are up to date and business associate agreements are signed if needed. Conduct an annual review/audit of pricing and services provided by vendor.
  7. Serves as a member of the Medical Executive Committee, Governing Board, and other committees as necessary.
  8. Creates and maintain the minutes and information provide to the Professional Standards Committee and the Governing Board.
  9. Ensure the proper function of equipment and ordering of office supplies.
  10. Work with management on utilization review to ensure cost-conscious use of all resources.
  11. Aid management with CQI processes to ensure compliance with regulations of governing bodies and accrediting organizations by continually monitoring the facility’s service delivery and initiating changes as required, according to the quality management plan.
  12. Provides basic marketing duties and attends beneficial functions in the community, including events that are after hours.
  13. Abides by and supports established Center policies and procedures.
  14. Maintains confidentiality of patient and Center related business.
  15. Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with patients, families, visitors, medical staff members and Center employees.
  16. Organization of facility invoices and assurance of payments to vendors.
  17. Aid management in oversight of registration processes and medical records.
  18. Reconciliation of payments/batching by the registration staff.
  19. Preparing for state and federal audits as well as maintaining good standing and compliance for the facilities state and federal licensing.
  20. Auditing of facility safety program and assurance that proper safety is being maintained. Reviewing that the appropriate safety drills are being performed and documented.
  21. Overseeing of the human resources processes for the facility and maintaining employee personal and health files.
  22. Auditing of the human resource processes for the other emergency facilities.
  23. Assistant to the Administrator, aiding in all functions for all the emergency centers.
  24. Other Jobs duties.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor Degree required and Masters preferred.
  2. Healthcare experience is a plus.
  3. Computer skills
  4. Type minimum of 45wpm
  5. Basic office skills
  6. Knowledge of medical terminology
  7. Must be alert, honest and of good character

Special Skills and Knowledge

None.

Essential Function

  1. Ability to read and write (legibly)
  2. Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively
  3. Ability to respond quickly, physically and mentally as the need arises
  4. Compliance with facility personnel policies
  5. Ability to function independently without constant supervision

Physical/Mental Requirements for Position

  1. Ability to frequently utilize full range of motion, including crouching, stooping, reaching bending and twisting
  2. Ability to constantly utilize manual dexterity
  3. Ability to see and hear
  4. Ability to understand simple written and verbal instructions
  5. Ability to solve simple problems
  6. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks

Bloodborne Pathogen Classification

Category 3-No occupational exposure

The above material reflects the general qualifications considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work required that may be inherent to the position.

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Altus Emergency Centers Texas

is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Altus Emergency Lake Jackson Scholarship 2021 Winners

Altus Emergency Lake Jackson Scholarship 2021 Winners

At Altus Emergency we are delighted to announce the Altus Emergency Lake Jackson Scholarship 2021 Winners! Back on February 1st, 2021, we launched our Altus Emergency Lake Jackson Scholarship 2021.  This initiative was done through Altus Gives program, which was established to help give back to our local businesses and individuals.  In this case, the Altus Emergency Lake Jackson scholarship was awarded to four individuals.  The scholarship consists in a one-time amount of $500.00, to pursue a career in healthcare.  This award was given to each of the recipients as a check to be exclusively used for expenses related to college such as tuition, fees, books, school supplies, and board.  Individuals could apply through the application form directly from our website up until the March 31st, 2021 deadline.  Then, the winners were selected in April 2021 by a review panel appointed by the management of Altus Emergency Centers.

Congratulations to our four Altus Emergency Lake Jackson Scholarship 2021 Winners:

  • Nick DeOliveira from Brazosport Christian School
  • Taryn LaSagna from Brazoswood High School
  • Abriana Nino from Brazosport High School
  • Callie Cochran from Angleton High School

The Winners’ Reaction

After having been selected, we coordinated with each of the students’ schools to deliver them the good news.  This is how they reacted to having won the Altus Emergency Lake Jackson Scholarship 2021.

“This scholarship will allow me to be more selective in my time. This will allow me to maximize my time through service-learning, volunteering opportunities, and internships.” – Nick DeOliveira

 

“Thank you! This will help me so much as I take my first steps on my journey into Healthcare.” – Taryn LaSagna

“The scholarship given to me will help me financially by getting me closer to my future nursing career. I am very appreciative of Altus Emergency Center.” – Abriana Nino

“It is an honor to receive a scholarship from Altus, this award is going to help me so much in my medical education at Baylor University. With college being so expensive, everything helps! One day I hope to help people just like myself with their dreams of going into the medical field, just like Altus did for me!” – Callie Cochran

The Admin’s Reaction

Kris DeVries, the administrator of Altus Emergency Center in Lake Jackson expressed how she enjoyed the moment she met each of the winners.

“It is extremely rewarding to be able to give back to the community that has shown us so much support over the last seven years. I am very excited that these students are eager to begin their education toward a career in healthcare!” – Kris DeVries

Congratulations to the Altus Emergency Lake Jackson Scholarship 2021 Winners!

We would like to thank everyone for participating in our Altus Emergency Lake Jackson Scholarship 2021.  A special thanks go out to the staff and schools who helped make this possible.  We could not have done this without your stellar efforts!

To all recent graduates, congratulations on a job well done! At Altus Emergency Centers we encourage you to strive and accomplish your pursuit of a career of your choice whether it be healthcare or any other path you choose to take. We will be happy to welcome more dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals to our community. It is an honor to be able to contribute to the future needs of our community through Altus Gives.

 

Altus Emergency wishes each and every one of you continued success through your college career and beyond.

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas

is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies. We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times. After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process. We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Altus Emergency Waxahachie Scholarship 2021 Winners

Altus Emergency Waxahachie Scholarship 2021 Winners

At Altus Emergency we are delighted to announce the Altus Emergency Waxahachie Scholarship 2021 Winners! Back on February 1st, 2021, we launched our Altus Emergency Waxahachie Scholarship 2021.  This initiative was done through Altus Gives program, which was established to help give back to our local businesses and individuals.  In this case, the Altus Emergency Waxahachie scholarship was awarded to two individuals.  The scholarship consists in a one-time amount of $1000.00, to pursue a career in healthcare.  This award was given to each of the recipients as a check to be exclusively used for expenses related to college such as tuition, fees, books, school supplies, and board. Individuals could apply through the application form directly from our website up until the March 31st, 2021 deadline.  Then, the winners were selected in April 2021 by a review panel appointed by the management of Altus Emergency Centers.

Congratulations to our two Altus Emergency Waxahachie Scholarship 2021 Winners: Katie Mensinger and Mariel Camargo from Waxahachie High School.

The Winners’ Reaction

After having been selected, we coordinated with the students’ school to deliver them the good news.  This is how they reacted to having won the Altus Emergency Waxahachie Scholarship 2021.

“As I transition to California to attend Stanford University, so many additional costs will be added to my estimated tuition. With the Altus ER scholarship I will be able to pay these additional costs as well as part of my tuition. With this scholarship, I will be able to pursue a career in the health field as a clinical pathologist to uncover and research the smallest yet deadliest diseases in the world. Thank you for believing in my efforts and my future!” – Mariel Camargo

“If you can’t fly then run,
If you can’t run then walk,
If you can’t walk then crawl,
But whatever you do
You have to keep moving forward.”

– Katie Mensinger

The Admin’s Reaction

Obinna Ononobi, the administrator of Altus Emergency Center in Waxahachie expressed how he enjoyed the moment he met both of the winners.

“What a great opportunity to give back to our community, especially to those who are taking the steps towards becoming our future healthcare heroes! I am very excited to see what’s ahead for them as they step into this hard but rewarding career in healthcare!” – Obinna Ononobi
Obinna Ononobi, MBA, MHA

Congratulations to the Altus Emergency Waxahachie Scholarship 2021 Winners!

We would like to thank everyone for participating in our Altus Emergency Waxahachie Scholarship 2021.  A special thanks go out to the staff and schools who helped make this possible.  We could not have done this without your stellar efforts!

To all recent graduates, congratulations on a job well done! At Altus Emergency Centers we encourage you to strive and accomplish your pursuit of a career of your choice whether it be healthcare or any other path you choose to take. We will be happy to welcome more dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals to our community. It is an honor to be able to contribute to the future needs of our community through Altus Gives.

 

Altus Emergency wishes each and every one of you continued success through your college career and beyond.

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas

is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies. We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times. After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process. We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Altus Baytown ER Scholarship 2021 Winners

Altus Baytown ER Scholarship 2021 Winners

At Altus Baytown ER we are delighted to announce the Altus Baytown ER Scholarship 2021 Winners! Back on February 1st, 2021, we launched our Altus Baytown ER Scholarship 2021.  This initiative was done through Altus Gives program, which was established to help give back to our local businesses and individuals.  In this case, the Altus Baytown ER scholarship 2021 was awarded to two individuals.  The scholarship consists in a one-time amount of $1000.00, to pursue a career in healthcare.  This award was given to each of the recipients as a check to be exclusively used for expenses related to college such as tuition, fees, books, school supplies, and board. Individuals could apply through the application form directly from our website up until the March 31st, 2021 deadline.  Then, the winners were selected in April 2021 by a review panel appointed by the management of Altus Baytown ER.

Congratulations to our two Altus Baytown ER Scholarship 2021 Winners: Kevyn Salazar from Goose Creek Memorial High School and Jimena Ramos from Ross S. Sterling High School.

The Winners’ Reaction

After having been selected, we coordinated with each of the students’ schools to deliver them the good news.  This is how they reacted to having won the Altus Baytown ER Scholarship 2021.

“I am very grateful to receive this scholarship. I love the idea that there are people rooting for me to enter medicine and would even provide a scholarship to achieve those dreams. With this scholarship, I plan to put it towards tuition at UT Austin where I will majoring in Biology down a pre-medical track. Thank you Altus Baytown ER for this wonderful opportunity!!” – Kevyn Salazar

“Hello! I wanted to express my gratitude for having had the opportunity to apply for this scholarship, and I’m incredibly thankful for having won!  You guys are really incredible for helping high schoolers in the community.  I can’t wait to go to university and start a new chapter in my education.  Thank you Altus!  ” – Jimena Ramos

The Admin’s Reaction

Kristin Kapplar, the administrator of Altus Baytown ER expressed how she enjoyed the moment she met both of the winners.

“It is our pleasure at Altus to support and encourage the next generation of healthcare professionals. Good luck to Kevyn and Jimena on their future endeavors!” – Kristin Kappler

Congratulations to the Altus Baytown ER Scholarship 2021 Winners!

We would like to thank everyone for participating in our Altus Baytown ER Scholarship 2021.  A special thanks go out to the staff and schools who helped make this possible.  We could not have done this without your stellar efforts!

To all recent graduates, congratulations on a job well done! At Altus Baytown ER we encourage you to strive and accomplish your pursuit of a career of your choice whether it be healthcare or any other path you choose to take. We will be happy to welcome more dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals to our community. It is an honor to be able to contribute to the future needs of our community through Altus Gives.

 

Altus Baytown ER wishes each and every one of you continued success through your college career and beyond.

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas

is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies. We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times. After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process. We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Flood Safety Tips

Flood Safety Tips.  Protect Yourself During and After a Flood.

Water is a source of life; however, during a flood that same water can be deadly. According to the CDC’s website, more deaths occur due to flooding than any other storm-related hazard.

Mother nature is unpredictable, but there are ways to protect yourself and those you love during a flood.

What to Do During a Flood?

The real danger starts once the floodwaters have risen. To protect yourself, please remember:

  • Not to drive through flooded areas or standing water. You don’t know how deep the water is and it’s important to realize you could lose control of your vehicle in as little as 6-inches of water
  • Don’t use flood water for bathing, brushing your teeth, washing or prepare foods, or wash dishes. Under no circumstance should drink flood water as it is most likely contaminated
  • Only drink water from the faucet after your local authorities have said it is safe to drink.
  • During a water advisory, you should only drink bottled. For cooking only use bottled, boiled, or treated water
  • If any of your food supplies come in contact with floodwaters, don’t eat them
  • If you are using a generator, make sure to place them at least 20-feet from any windows, doors, or vents to prevent accidental carbon monoxide poisoning

Flood Cleanup Tips

The cleanup process is perhaps where most flood-related injuries and illnesses occur. Infectious organisms might have contaminated floodwaters. The most common microorganisms found in standing floodwaters are:

  • coli
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Hepatitis A virus
  • Agents of typhoid
  • Paratyphoid
  • Tetanus

Floodwaters could also be contaminated by hazardous agricultural, industrial, or petrochemical components.

To help keep you safe, the staff of Altus Emergency Centers in Lumberton has several health-related tips to share with you:

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Keep Children Safe

During the cleanup process, keep a close eye on your kids.

  • Don’t let them play in or near floodwater
  • Make sure they wash their hands often or at the very least before each meal
  • Disinfect toys by soaking them in a solution made from 2-ounces of bleach per 1-gallon of water, let toys air dry after you have disinfected them
  • Throw away any stuffed or soft toys that may have been contaminated by the floodwaters

Food Safety

If you have power or are using a generator to power your appliances, then keep your refrigerator as close to 41°F as possible. If your electricity is out, you should know that your refrigerator will only keep your food cold for four or six hours if left unopened.

Additionally:

  • Without power, your freezer will keep your food frozen for one day or two days maximum if left unopened
  • Canned foods are safe to eat. However, you should remove the labels and wash the sealed cans with either warm water and detergent or a mixture made from 1-tablespoon of bleach per 1-gallon of water. You can relabel the cans after washing them
  • Throw away any canned food if you notice the can is rusted, pitted, bulging, or leaking
  • Wash your Tupperware and other kitchen items in a solution of bleach and water to disinfect them
  • Throw away any food that might have come in contact with floodwater unless it comes in a sealed can

Water Safety

  • Follow the guidelines issue by local authorities concerning the use of tap water
  • Boil water for at least one minute to kill any bacteria
  • You can disinfect water by adding 1/8 of unscented household bleach to one gallon of water. You will need to let it rest for at least 30 minutes before you can use it
  • You can also add purifying-tablets to water instead of boiling or disinfecting it
  • If you have infants, don’t feed them formula made with treated water. Try using canned baby formula instead

Beware of Mold

  • Protect yourself from mold by wearing a face mask whenever you are cleaning an area where mold has grown
  • Open windows and doors or use fans to let the air help dry out your home or office. You should try to have all the surfaces cleaned within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold from growing
  • If you encounter mold in your home, try cleaning it with a mixture of 1 cup of bleach per 1-gallon of water.
  • You should always wear gloves when cleaning moldy areas or working with bleach

Protect Yourself from Tetanus

Tetanus can enter the bloodstream through an open wound, even small ones. Tetanus can cause a condition known as lockjaw. This condition causes painful muscle tightening. When it attacks the jaw muscles, you won’t be able to open your mouth or swallow.

If you experience lockjaw, you should come to the Altus Emergency Center in Lumberton as soon as possible.

Treating Wounds

If you cut yourself while cleaning up after a flood, you need to wash the wound with soap and clean water thoroughly. Apply an antibiotic cream to the injury.

If you have not had a tetanus shot in the last ten years, you will need to get one. Additionally, if your wound is deep, severe, or becomes infected, you need to seek immediate medical attention.

There’s No Time to Wait in an Emergency!

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Altus Emergency Centers Texas

is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies. We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times. After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process. We are here to help you get well and stay well!

ER RN – Night Shift – Job Opening $10 K Sign On Bonus!

ER RN – Night Shift – Job Opening $10 K Sign On Bonus!

This is an excellent opportunity to work with one of the finest Emergency Rooms in Texas.

Altus is currently seeking to fill the position of an ER RN – Night Shift – Job Opening with a $10,000 Sign On Bonus to work at Altus Baytown ER. Please review the following job requirements and submit your resume to ERjobs@altusemergency.com.

ER RN – Night Shift Job Summary

To act as patient advocate, providing continuity of care designed to meet individual patient needs through collaboration with other members of the health care team. Supports the philosophy, objectives and goals of the organization. The Emergency Room Nurse will assess the needs of individual patients including but not limited to adult, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients.

 

The Emergency Room RN for each shift, shall be responsible for providing staffing the hospital’s emergency room, and as such shall be able to demonstrate skills in basic emergency care to meet the emergency procedures anticipated by the hospital and defined within the scope of services and care for which the hospital is capable of providing.

 

  • Reports To: CNO/Clinical Administrator
  • Supervises: ER Techs and/or LVN’s

QUALIFICATIONS:          

Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas

Demonstrates ability to stand and/or walk at five hours per day.

Demonstrates ability to lift and/carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis.

Demonstrates ability to push/pullover 25 pounds on a regular basis.

Current BLS Certification

Current ACLS Certification

Current PALS Certification

 

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE

Category I exposure to blood borne pathogens, frequent exposure to chemical hazards and may encounter radiation hazards.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

General:

  1. Performs assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychologic and cognitive status.
  2. Formulates a goal directed plan of care, which is prioritized and based on determined nursing diagnosis and patient outcomes.
  3. Implements care in a knowledgeable, skilled, consistent manner in reaching the desired patient outcomes through nursing processes.
  4. Establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available center resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies.
  5. Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons and documenting events.
  6. Demonstrates applied knowledge base in areas of medical/ surgical patient care, actions of pharmaceuticals and anesthetic agents, laboratory values, safety and legal issues and all emergency equipment.
  7. Demonstrates applied knowledge in the administration of respiratory medications, use of ventilator/BIPAP. Patient education regarding use of inhalers and nebulizers.
  8. Practices effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making.

Specific:

  1. Completes documentation duties in the patient record, which is timely, accurate and concise.
    1. Nursing ER Record
    2. Emergency Plan of Care
  2. Works as part of a team in delivering patient care.
  3. Maintains CPR/ACLS/PALS certification.
  4. Attends all mandatory in-services and participates in staff meetings.
  5. Remains flexible, adaptive and able to accept and implement new ideas and approaches.
  6. Treats all patients equally adopting the Facility’s Patient Rights policy.
  7. Reviews and carries out physician orders in an appropriate professional manner.
  8. Counts narcotics with another nurse and replenishes supply as necessary.
    1. Adheres to the facility’s medication management protocols.
  9. Upon patient admission to the emergency room department, conducts initial nursing assessment.
  10. Carries out protocols for written emergency services as defined by the organization through the facility’s Triage Policy.
    1. Assesses and initiates stabilization protocols for care. emergent, urgent ornon-urgent care according the facility’s treatment protocols.
  11. Is knowledgeable about and responsive to emergency situations, i.e. cardiac arrest, drug reaction, fire, disaster etc.
  12. Initiates basic life support measures, if required
  13. Demonstrates knowledge of the hospital’s transfer protocols relating to:
    1. Contacting the physician on duty.
    2. Assisting the physician in the transfer of patient to higher level of care, if required.
    3. Completing the patient medical record documentation required for transfer.
    4. Completing the required transfer forms.
    5. Completing the ER Department Log.
    6. Can verbalize an understanding of the EMTALA regulations
  14. Reports and completes appropriate forms for variance incidents related to patients, visitors, and employees.
  15. Readies the area to receive patients.
    1. Each shift will check defibrillator and crash cart integrity daily.
    2. Check monthly medication outdates
    3. Review for re-stocking for supply
  16. Willingly assists with other duties when asked.

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.

Altus Emergency Centers Texas

is Here for You 24/7

Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.  After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process.  We are here to help you get well and stay well!

Preparing for Hurricane Season in 2021

Preparing for Hurricane Season in 2021

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this year, we will potentially have a:

“‘Average’ Atlantic hurricane season to reflect more storms”

In a nutshell, this means that NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has had to hike up the averages based upon the last thirty-year records (1991-2020).

During our new average hurricane season, we could potentially have 14 storms and 7 hurricanes with 3 major hurricanes being a category 3, 4 or 5.  The year 2021 marks the beginning of a new 30-year record.  Considering the trend of stronger hurricane seasons to come, preparing for hurricane season is essential.  Due to the fact that we are still experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s vital to continue to use the same levels of caution as we did last year.

Here is a helpful guide to help you get organized and prepared in case of a hurricane disaster.

Do Not Forget That We are Still in the Middle of a Pandemic

Please keep in mind:  COVID-19 Symptoms, Prevention & Treatments.  Follow all Texas state and local guidelines in order to not only keep yourself safe, but keep others around you safe as well.

  • Keep your hands clean through proper hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer
  • Minimize in-person contact with individuals not within your social bubble
  • Self-screen and stay at home should you experience any of the COVID-19 signs or symptoms
  • See Checklist for individuals

At Altus, We Are Safe, Prepared and Open 24/7 Before, During & After Storms & Hurricanes

When preparing for hurricane season in 2021, it’s equally crucial to know where to go in case of an emergency.  At Altus, we ensure that we have taken all necessary precautions to ensure that we will remain open 24/7 to care for your medical needs even when other medical facilities shut down.

 

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Prepare Your Home Emergency Supply Kit

Should a hurricane make landfall in our area, roads will be flooded or blocked by debris, power lines, and water supply pipes may be damaged, leaving us no choice but to stay home.

Having an emergency supply kit is essential to survive at home during a disaster.

What to include in your Emergency Supply Kit?

Your supplies should last at least two weeks, and should include:

 

  • Easy to prepare nonperishable food
  • Drinking water, you should have one gallon per person per day
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Disinfectant
  • Soap and other personal hygiene products
  • Hand sanitizer
  • First Aid Kit
  • Copies of personal documents make sure to include a list of medications you are taking and any illnesses or allergies you have
  • Emergency contact numbers of family, friends, and local authorities
  • Emergency blankets
  • Extra cash

Evacuation Emergency Kit

Have an evacuation emergency kit ready in case you need to leave your home. Prepare your go-bag in advance; make sure to include food and water supply to last at least 3-day.

To help protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, make sure you include:

  • Reusable face coverings for everyone in your family, however, these are not recommended for children under age 2
  • Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and other personal hygiene items
  • A change of clothes
  • Emergency blankets
  • A 1-month supply of any prescription medication you take

Medications

If you take any medications, you should speak to your doctor to ensure you have a one-month prescription on hand in case of a disaster. Remember, many pharmacies could be closed, and medications may be hard to find.

Also, prepare to have over the counter medications at home, including cough syrup, pain killers, and fever-reducing drugs.

Know Where to Go in Case of an Emergency.

Updating Your Disaster Plan

You may already have a disaster plan in place from previous years; however, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some shelters may no longer be available.

Make sure to contact your local authorities to obtain an updated list of shelters in your area. View find a shelter in Texas.

 

Stay Informed

 

  • Subscribe to weather apps to receive updated weather information.
  • Follow social media accounts of community leaders and agencies to receive emergency alerts
  • Learn the jargon used in emergencies, for example; a “watch” means you should get ready to act; a warning means you should spring into action immediately.

 

Stay or Go

 

If your local authorities recommend evacuation, don’t hesitate. Grab your emergency evacuation kit, gather your family, including your pets and leave.

Make sure you have a list of shelters available in your community or have plans to stay with family or friends outside the affected area.

Make sure you have a planned route for how to get to your safe place that includes alternate routes.

Set a place where you and your family can meet in case everyone is not home at the time of the evacuation.

 

Altus Emergency will always be here for you and your family. We stayed open during hurricane Harvey, tropical storm Imelda, hurricanes Hanna and Laura and we will remain open should another similar disaster impact our community.

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat everything from major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies. We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best freestanding 24 hour ER services in Texas. We have top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts prepped and ready to come to your aid in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, and fractures, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times. After You Receive Quality ER Care, our Patient Advocate will help ensure Hassle-Free Billing.

Our Promise is to Always Help Find the Best Solutions in Benefit of our Patients from the time you walk-in without having to wait in line and when you are personally assisted with the billing process. We are here to help you get well and stay well!

National Playground Safety Week

National Playground Safety Week

When you are a kid, playgrounds are the closest thing to heaven. They provide a space to make friends, get some exercise and spread our imaginations.

However, playgrounds can also pose a risk for young ones, which is why National Playground Safety Week exists. While we may never prevent all playground accidents, knowing how to improve their safety can help safeguard many children.

Playground Accident Facts

Every year emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children under the age of 14 for playground-related injuries.

Most of the injuries treated in the ER (56%) are fractures, contusions, and abrasions. However, around 20,000 children brought to the ER suffered a traumatic brain injury, including a concussion.

Traumatic brain injuries are a genuine concern, especially when considering that the overall rate of playground-related TBIs shows a significant increase in recent years.

Risk Factors

Playground-related accidents can happen to any child regardless of age or gender. However, statistically, some kids are at a higher risk of sustaining an injury while playing in a playground.

 

  • 55% of ER treated injuries were boys, while 45% were girls
  • The age group most likely to suffer an injury that requires emergency attention is children between the ages of 5 and 9

Playground Safety Tips

Playgrounds can’t become safer by themselves. They need the cooperation of everyone involved in their maintenance and usage to ensure fewer kids get hurt while playing.

 

You can help protect your child by:

  • Supervising Children While They Play: You should never leave small children to play unsupervised at a playground. Even older children need supervision, especially when using climbing equipment.
  • Learn How to Use Playground Equipment Correctly: Make sure you read all the instructions and safety precautions posted at the playground before using any equipment. Not all attractions are suited for your child’s age, height, or weight.
  • Examine the Equipment Before Your Children Use It: Not all playgrounds receive the maintenance they require, and this can lead to faulty, rusty, or broken equipment, which can lead to serious injury.
  • Make Sure Your Kids have the Proper Clothing: Before you let your kids go down the slide or run around on the park grounds, check for things like drawstrings that can get caught on the rides and untied shoes. Also, make sure to remove any neckless, purses, or backpacks.
  • Mind the Weather: During the hot summer days, always make sure to test the temperature on slides, monkey bars, and other playground equipment to prevent burns. Additionally, don’t let kids play if the grounds are too wet or muddy, as they can easily fall and hurt themselves.
  • Keeping a Proper Distance: Teach your children never to walk in front or back of swings or stand in front of slides to prevent being knocked down.
  • Hygiene: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, ask children to wash their hands before and after touching any equipment. It’s also important to try and maintain physical distance from other children.

When Does a Playground Injury Need Emergency Attention?

Not all playground injuries warrant a trip to the ER. However, you should rush to the nearest Altus Emergency Center if your child presents any of the following symptoms:

 

  • They hit their head and lost consciousness
  • If after a fall they feel nauseous, start vomiting, or have a headache
  • If their behavior seems out of place, including being unusually irritable or lethargic
  • If you notice swelling or deformity at the injured site
  • If you suspect they broke a bone
  • They have a deep cut that may require stitches
  • If a rusty object caused their injury

 

All Altus Emergency Centers have specialized pediatric examining rooms designed to calm and reassure children and their parents. Our examining rooms also have size-appropriate equipment for your child’s comfort.

There’s No Time to Wait in an Emergency!

WHEN THERE’S NO TIME TO WASTE, TRY OUR ONLINE CHECK-IN

How Does the Online Check-In Work?

When minutes matter, try our Quick & Easy Online Check-In System.  It comes in handy to know there’s a great solution as we know there’s no time to wait in an emergency!  Just fill it in, we’ll give you a call within 15 minutes and come in.  We’ll be waiting for you at the door.

Check-In Online

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

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Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best 24 hour ER services in Texas. We’re proud of our top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts, who are here prepped and ready to help save your life in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

Youth Sports Safety Month

National Youth Sports Safety Month

April is National Youth Sports Safety Month, an observance dedicated to raising awareness of sports injuries in our nation’s youth.

This month, Altus Emergency Centers joins multiple organizations across the country that lead the charge in spreading the message of injury prevention in young athletes.

Youth Sports Injuries by the Numbers

According to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2010 to 2016:

  • An estimated 2.7 million emergency room visits in the U.S. were patients between the ages of 5 and 24 who had suffered a sport or recreational activity-related injury
  • 66.5% of those sports injuries were from patients aged 10-19
  • The analysis revealed that the top two sports responsible for sports-related ER visits were football and basketball
  • The study also found that gymnastics or cheerleading accounted for an estimated 147,000 annual ER visits
  • 89,000 yearly ER visits were the result of skateboarding injuries
  • Cycling incidents were among the top five activities that resulted in ER visits for sports-related injuries, with most patients being 10-14 years of age

 

These findings are similar to older analysis, suggesting that youth Emergency Room visits due to sports injuries have stayed relatively stable in recent years.

Top Sport-Related Injury Diagnoses

The most common diagnoses associated with sports-related injuries are sprains, strains, and dislocations.

Broken bones, contusions, and superficial wounds are also quite common.

More worrying are traumatic brain injuries such as concussions that, sustained repeatedly or left untreated, could have long-term consequences.

Sports-Related Injury Prevention

The statistics above are scary for anyone who has a child. The good news is that many of these injuries are preventable.

 

  • Schedule a health checkup before your kids start participating in an organized team. Knowing your child is healthy enough to play the sport will give you peace of mind and can help lower your child’s risk of serious injury.
  • Make sure to keep young athletes well hydrated.
  • Warming up before engaging in a vigorous physical activity is a healthy habit all children should learn as soon as possible. Stretching and warm-up exercises can help prevent sprains and strains.
  • Know and teach your kids the signs of heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Symptoms include dizziness, headaches, nausea and vomiting, muscle cramps, not sweating, shortness of breath, and confusion. If your child notices any of these symptoms in themselves or another, instruct them to call 911.
  • Insist they wear appropriate protective gear, including helmets, elbow pads, knee pads, and shin guards.
  • Don’t let your child play if they feel unwell or have an injury they have not recovered from.
  • Encourage your kids to try different sports to avoid straining specific muscle groups or joints.
  • Always listen to kids when they report an injury or experience aches and pains and seek medical attention.

 

Since children are still growing, even minor injuries left unchecked can lead to more significant problems in the years to come.

When to Come to Altus ER

Bring your child to the ER if they Injured a limb and are having trouble moving it or putting any weight on it, or you suspect they may have fractured a bone.

Rush to the nearest Altus Emergency Center if you notice any of these signs:

 

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Vomiting more than once
  • Changes in behavior, memory loss, confusion, dizziness
  • Neck pain
  • Abdominal pain

 

All Altus Emergency Centers have a pediatric ward with size-appropriate equipment and trained staff. We are always open, day or night. If your child is in need, we are here to help.

At Altus Baytown ER, We Are In-Network With MEDICARE!

Altus Baytown ER is the Preferred Outpatient NO WAIT Emergency Room of Altus Hospital.
We’re Open 24/7, Including Holidays.

There’s No Time to Wait in an Emergency!

WHEN THERE’S NO TIME TO WASTE, TRY OUR ONLINE CHECK-IN

How Does the Online Check-In Work?

When minutes matter, try our Quick & Easy Online Check-In System.  It comes in handy to know there’s a great solution as we know there’s no time to wait in an emergency!  Just fill it in, we’ll give you a call within 15 minutes and come in.  We’ll be waiting for you at the door.

Check-In Online

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

Altus ER. We-Have-Dedicated-Specialists
Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best 24 hour ER services in Texas. We’re proud of our top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts, who are here prepped and ready to help save your life in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

Top Reasons Medicare Patients Visit the ER

Why Quality Senior ER Care is Vital

The babyboomer generation continues to age, and according to one study, every year, some 56,803 senior citizens find themselves visiting the Emergency Room for various conditions.  Today we will cover why quality senior ER care is vital and the top 10 reasons why Medicare patients visit the ER.

With more patients over the age of 65, hospital-based ER’s are having a hard time providing the care these patients require. This makes access to outpatient ER centers like Altus Baytown ER, which is in-network with Medicare, patients a vital service for the community.

Top Reasons Why Medicare Patients Visit the ER

Senior citizens are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases, and this makes them vulnerable to suffer complications or injuries. Meaning, they will need immediate emergency medical attention. Unfortunately, because of the overcrowding crisis in hospital-based ER’s many patients, 65 and over, don’t receive timely care.

Here is a list of the top reasons why medicare patients will need to visit the ER.

 

Injuries and Accidents

Older adults can develop balance problems, and this makes them more likely to suffer falls, which could result in a broken bone, or concussion. 

Additionally, eyesight problems and slower reflexes could make them more likely to be involved in car crashes and other accidents. All crash victims regardless of age should visit the ER to ensure there are no severe injuries, and senior patients are not the exception.

Patients 65 and older also have a higher risk of heat-induced exhaustion and dehydration, which are conditions that require immediate medical attention. 

 

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can be a result of digestive problems, viruses or infection, food poisoning, and in some cases, kidney stones.

Adverse Drug Reactions and Accidental Overdose

Negative side effects of prescription drugs are a common reason for which older patients visit the ER. Self-medication and accidental overdoses are also reasons for which senior patients must go to the emergency room.

 

Heart Disease and Chest Pains

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US according to the CDC. Seniors who experience shortness of breath or chest pains need to come to Altus Baytown ER immediately as these could be signs of a heart attack. 

 

Stroke

Another serious condition that sends senior patients to the ER. Strokes rarely cause pain, but they do cause confusion, slurred speech, and paralysis on one side.

chest pain Medicare Patients Visit the ER

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and severe asthma are all conditions that are known as COPD. Smoking is the leading cause of COPD; therefore, quitting your smoking habit can help reduce the risk of developing COPD. Check your Medicare coverage, as most Medicare Part B plans cover counseling sessions for people who want to quit smoking.

 

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is perhaps the most common upper respiratory infection that lands seniors in the ER. Medicare Part B covers the annual pneumococcal vaccine, which could help prevent respiratory infections like pneumonia.

 

Spinal Disorders

Conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, as well as injuries to the back or neck can cause severe pain. Back pain is a common symptom that prompts older patients to come to the ER.

 

Urinary Tract Infections

Many senior citizens are chronically dehydrated. Dehydration is one of the leading causes of urinary tract infections. To help prevent UTI’s, make sure you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.

If you are a senior citizen with Medicare coverage, you now have access to quality emergency room care. Altus Baytown ER is now an outpatient facility for Altus Hospital, and therefore we are now able to accept Medicare patients.

You don’t have to wait in line anymore to get the medical attention you deserve, come to Altus Baytown ER, where top ER doctors and nurses are available 24/7 to attend your medical emergency.

At Altus Baytown ER, We Are In-Network With MEDICARE!

Altus Baytown ER is the Preferred Outpatient NO WAIT Emergency Room of Altus Hospital.
We’re Open 24/7, Including Holidays.

There’s No Time to Wait in an Emergency!

WHEN THERE’S NO TIME TO WASTE, TRY OUR ONLINE CHECK-IN

How Does the Online Check-In Work?

When minutes matter, try our Quick & Easy Online Check-In System.  It comes in handy to know there’s a great solution as we know there’s no time to wait in an emergency!  Just fill it in, we’ll give you a call within 15 minutes and come in.  We’ll be waiting for you at the door.

Check-In Online

Altus Emergency Centers Texas is Here for You 24/7

Altus ER. We-Have-Dedicated-Specialists
Altus Emergency Centers are all open 24/7/365, with no lines. Our facilities are well-equipped to diagnose and treat major to minor adult and pediatric emergencies.  We are honored to be a part of our beautiful Texas communities and work hard each day to help see them grow and prosper!

24 Hour ER Services – Best in Texas

Looking for the best quality 24 hour ER services?

We offer the best 24 hour ER services in Texas. We’re proud of our top of the line medical technology and highly experienced ER healthcare experts, who are here prepped and ready to help save your life in Baytown, Lake Jackson, Lumberton, and Waxahachie.

Each ER team is highly efficient in treating chest and abdominal pains, pediatric emergencies, flu symptoms, sports injuries, bone breaks, as well as all other major and minor injuries. All services are available 24/7, including weekends and holidays with little to no wait times.

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