Congratulations to Jacklyn Hartman, Patient Care Technician (PCT) in Medical Oncology/Neuro, who has been selected as this month’s Daffodil Award winner. A co-worker nominated Jacklyn for her hard work and compassion:
"Jackie not only helped me in providing comfort and safety to my patients (today), she also gave seven baths, leaving the patients clean and happy. Cleaning patients’ rooms and changing linens can sometimes be most challenging but Jackie managed to clean rooms of trash and soiled linens, remove meal trays, and keep passageways clear of clutter the remainder of the shift. She relentlessly provided care to two last-minute discharge patients to expedite their discharges. By anticipating the needs of nurses, patients and family, we were able to get patients out without further delay. It was so awesome to have such a co-worker working side by side with the same goal in mind, to give the best care to every patient every day."
It was a lucky week for baby Michael William Grimm, who made his debut March 8 at 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Michael stayed toasty warm in a special St. Patrick's Day cap hand-knitted for him by St. Anthony's volunteer crafters. His proud parents are Emily Grimm, a registered nurse in St. Anthony's Family Birth Center, and her husband, Craig Grimm, of Ballwin.
As part of its efforts to establish itself as a center of excellence for total hip and total knee replacement in the community, St. Anthony’s is seeking Advance Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission.
This advanced certification is awarded for compliance with advanced, disease-specific care standards and total knee and total hip replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation and pre-operative, interoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.
“St. Anthony’s has an amazing total hip and total knee program that deserves recognition,” said Nancy Miller, Clinical Manager of Orthopedic Surgery. Surveyors from The Joint Commission will visit sometime between April and June. The staff has been working on the preparation process for a year and a half, Nancy said.
“Most departments in the hospital will have an essential part in the program,” Nancy said. “Nurses on the Ortho floor will have to know all the goals each patient will have to attain before his or her discharge, from the doctor’s office to rehab. Even though the program is consistent, it’s also individualized for each patient.”
Leaders are working on an educational video for patients that will explain the program in depth and focus on the rapid, safe recovery patients receive. As the survey period nears, an e-learning event or education fair will be planned for employees. Watch for details in upcoming editions of This Week.
Do you know of family members and friends who are looking for a job in the health care industry? St. Anthony’s Employee Referral Bonus Program offers an opportunity to earn extra cash, while at the same time contributing to quality and compassionate care.
Referral payouts are available for three tiers of hard-to-recruit positions. They include:
Tier I – Experienced Professional Clinical Staff (more than one year of experience): Cardiac Ultrasonographer, Medical Tech/Medical Lab Tech, CT Tech, MRI Tech, Cytotechnologist, Staff RN (job title) or RN First Assistant, Histology Tech, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Referral payout for Tier I: full-time, $3,000; benefit-eligible part-time, $1,500 (new hire must have at least one year of related work experience).
Tier II – Professional Clinical Staff (less than one year of experience): Cardiac Ultrasonographer, Medical Tech/Medical Lab Tech, CT Tech, MRI Tech, Cytotechnologist, Staff RN (job title) or RN First Assistant, Histology Tech, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Referral payout for Tier II: full-time, $1,500; benefit-eligible part-time, $750 (new hire with less than one year of related work experience).
Tier III – Patient Support Positions: Lab Support Tech, Patient Care Tech, Medical Assistant (MA)/Receptionist, Urgent Care Tech
Referral payout for Tier III: full-time, $500; benefit-eligible part-time, $250.
For new employees with a start date of March 1, 2017 and beyond. For more information, please contact the Employment Department at (314) 525-4339.
St. Anthony’s employees and their families are invited to apply online for three scholarships offered through the generosity of the St. Anthony's Medical Center Foundation and the Memmolo family. They are the Norbert Siegfried Scholarship for Sons and Daughters of Employees,
St. Anthony’s Medical Center Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Memmolo Memorial Scholarship, all programs of the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation.
For a link to the application and more information, visit www.stanthonysmedcenter.com/Employees/Scholarship. Deadline for applications is April 15. For additional questions, contact Tameka Herrion, Scholarship Manager for the St. Louis Community Foundation at (314) 880-4960, email@example.com. You also may contact Michelle Jost, Director of Professional Practice & Staff Development, at (314) 525-1252.