Covenant Health

Job Title
ED Tech
ID
3798077
Facility
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name
EMERGENCY ROOM

Overview

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Emergency Department Tech

Full time, 72 hours per pay period, Varied shifts

 

With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 301 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 8 step-down beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 1 electrophysiology lab
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • 205 active and courtesy physicians
  • 1,192 employees

Position Summary:

The ED Tech coordinates communications on the unit; provides materials to staff and physicians; and provides direct patient care as listed on ER Tech skills checklist.

 

Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || kkarnes@covhlth.com || 865-374-5391

Responsibilities

  • Collects vital signs accurately according to directions of nurse caring for patient.
  • Uses standard precautions and complies with infection control policies.
  • Collects lab specimens as needed to maximize patient flow.
  • Performs STAT EKG’s.
  • Enters and updates the ED tracking boards promptly to maximize its usefulness as a communication tool.
  • Orders patient care supplies and keeps patient care supplies stocked in proper amounts.
  • Cleans and wraps instruments for autoclaving, with ability to correctly identify and replace proper surgical instruments on appropriate trays.
  • Checks equipment daily for proper function and completes maintenance requisitions as appropriate.
  • Assists with transportation of patients to other areas of the medical center.
  • Maintains proper levels of supplies on eye tray, ENT tray, Glucometer, etc.
  • Completes all items/activities on Tech. Checklist of daily activities.
  • Prepares wounds for MD. Cleans and dresses wounds appropriately.
  • Assists MD with splints.
  • Applies immobilizers and ace bandages, and fits patient for crutches.
  • Assists MD with pelvic exams.
  • Assists in triage with vital signs
  • Administers appropriate treatments to patients with scope of ability. Reports observed changes in patient condition to nurse.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Removes medications form the delivery system and promptly gives to the appropriate nursing staff.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

Must have successfully completed training as an Emergency Medical Technician or successfully completed the first year of an accredited nursing school program, or have CNA certification.*

 

Minimum Experience:

Functional knowledge of medical terminology, software and hardware related to data and ordering systems preferred.

 

Licensure Requirement:

Must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR/Provider C) or be recertified during the orientation period.

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