Covenant Health

Job Title
Emergency Room Tech
ID
3130972
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
EMERGENCY ROOM

Overview

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Emergency Room Tech, Emergency Tech

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Variable Shifts

 

Parkwest Medical Center has a very fast-paced, high-energy, busy, 39 bed emergency room.  We see a wide range of patients on a daily basis, averaging 140 per day.  It is a very broad spectrum and a continuum of care.  We currently use self-scheduling, but hold staff to the requirement of three 12 hours shifts per week.  We also rotate every other weekend and every other Monday.  

 

Position Summary:  Functions as a specialized direct patient caregiver in the Emergency Department, performing tasks to assist nurses and providers. Performs hands-on care, specified technical tasks, and coordinates communications on the unit 

Responsibilities

  • Enters and updates the ED tracking board promptly to communicate with staff.
  • Document/maintain patient record as appropriate.
  • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressures, oxygen saturation, weights, heights, and intake-output measurements.
  • Completes all items / activities on “TECH CHECKLIST of DAILY ACTIVITIES” as applicable.
  • Orders patient care supplies and keeps patient care supplies stocked in proper amounts in rooms, carts and other areas as appropriate.
  • Cleans and wraps instruments to transport to sterile processing with ability to correctly identify and replace proper surgical instruments on appropriate trays.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe environment, which may include checking equipment daily for proper function and reporting equipment that is out of order, appropriate handling of linen and storing of supplies.
  • Gathers equipment for O2 set up. Checks O2 for connection and proper placement.
  • Set up suction equipment and check for proper function.
  • Promptly answer patient call lights and respond to patient requests.
  • Report observed changes in patient condition to nurse or provider.
  • Assists with transportation ofpatients to other areas of the facility.
  • Prepare wounds for provider as directed. Cleans and dresses wounds appropriately.
  • Application of splints.
  • Applies immobilizers and ace bandages; fits patient for crutches.
  • Perform tasks such as ROM, assist with ambulatory devices as specified by the patients' plan of care.
  • Assist provider with pelvic exams.
  • Assists in triage with vital signs.
  • Ambulate, and assist patients in and out of bed, into wheelchairs and transport when necessary (on oxygen if required).
  • Empty canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and record intake and output.
  • Provides general care such as positioning, lifting or turning patients; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; preoperative supportive care; and anti-embolism stockings and sequential compression devices.
  • Collect urine, stool and sputum specimen as ordered.
  • Perform phlebotomy. To include correct labeling using two patient identifiers, maintenance of lab-draw supplies, rotating and restocking.
  • Performs INT removal per nursing or LIP direction.
  • Performs suture / staple removal at nurse or LIP direction.
  • Perform EKG.
  • Employ all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures, and proper body mechanics in performance of job.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in providing for age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Help to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience:  One (1) years’ experience as an EMT, HUC, MA, or PCA/CNA OR must meet licensure requirement below.

 

Licensure Requirement:  CPR required. If less than one (1) years’ experience, must have current EMT registry or license, LPN, MA, or CNA certification at time of hire/promotion or be a student in an accredited nursing education program. Student must have successfully completed fundamental clinical skills portion of the program (1st semester of clinicals).

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