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  • Emergency Department Technician

    Posted: 02/09/2020


    POSITION SPECIFICS
    Title:  Emergency Department Technician
    FTE: 0.90 FTE (36 hours/week)
    Schedule: 7:00 pm – 7:00 am
    Holiday Rotation:  Based on department guidelines
    Weekend Rotation: Every other weekend

    POSITION SUMMARY
    To provide quality professional care, comfort, assistance with activities of daily living and rehabilitation for patients, under the supervision of a registered nurse.  

    POSITION TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Serve as a communication link between departments and other organizations using a variety of communication technologies.
    • Participate in patient care interventions and personal care procedures for patients under the direction of the Registered Nurse. Duties include:
    • Documenting vital signs, including pulse, respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturations.
    • Performing safety checks and assisting patients with ambulation.
    • Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures, providing manual assistance as required.
    • Collecting, delivering and conducting routine tests on patient specimens.
    • Assisting with personal hygiene; bathing.
    • Assisting with ambulation.
    • Assisting with bowel and bladder elimination
    • Participating in nutritional activities
    • Perform approved dressings and wound care.
    • Report changes in a patient’s physical or mental status to the nurse.
    • Ensure a clean and safe patient environment equipped with adequate supplies for each patient.
    • Provide care to patient of all socio-economic status, including young, old, confused, dying, multi-racial, and those in isolation.
    • Perform IV starts and venipuncture for collection of routine blood specimens and blood cultures.
    • Perform a variety of clerical functions including patient documentation, communications, record keeping and retrieval, and registration of patients.
    • Care for patients' family members in a caring and sensitive manner.
    • Make frequent rounds of patients to safety and comfort.
    • Document care provided and actions taken in a timely and appropriate manner. 
    • Order and maintain supplies needed for patient care.
    • Float to other units as necessary.
    • Attend 75% of unit meetings. 
    • Keep the patient rooms, supply rooms, hallways neat and nurse’s station clean and orderly.
    • Answer patient call lights promptly.
    • Participate in education by attending in-services.
    • Maintain knowledge of safety policies and reports codes as needed.
    • Safely handles IV solutions as directed by an RN in order to stock the unit.
    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    EDUCATION
    • Required: High school degree or equivalent
    • IV start and phlebotomy training within 3 months of hire (Provided by SPH)
    • Preferred: None
    EXPERIENCE
    • Required: None
    • Preferred: Nursing assistant, EMT, or paramedic experience
    LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
    • Required: Valid certification as a CNA or EMT
    • Preferred: None
    CERTIFICATION(S):
    • Required: Basic Life Support (BLS) within 3 months of hire
    • Preferred: None
    BENEFIT SUMMARY
    1. Competitive health and dental insurance options
    2. Flexible paid time off to balance work and life
    3. Retirement plan with immediate vesting and employer match
    4. Free membership to our state-of-the-art fitness facility
    5. Generous tuition reimbursement
    6. Employer provided life and disability insurance
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