The Emergency Department Technician anticipates and implements patient and healthcare team needs and functions as an integral part of the ED patient care team. The ER Technician is responsible for patient care, transportation, participating in the planning, data collection, recognition of changes and communication to other healthcare team members. The ER Technician is responsible for administering direct patient care to non-acutely ill patient and for assisting the staff in the care of critical patients. The ER Technician always works under the direct supervision of a professional nurse. Other duties are assigned by the professional nurse when deemed necessary to insure a safe and clean environment. The ER Technician is also responsible for performing emergency EKG's in the department.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs clinical procedures within scope of practice - Prepares patient and instruments for suturing prior to physician exam, maintains accountability of instruments and soaks used instruments in the open position, anticipates patient/physician needs prior to exam, i.e., has instruments prepared for suture removal or nasal packing, gyn exam, etc., assists physicians with examinations and minor procedures, applies cold applications, measures and instructs patients correctly in crutch walking, demonstrates accuracy and proficiency in specimen collection and labeling, Glucometry and other waived testing as appropriate, Applies cardiac and non-invasive monitoring equipment, performs EKG's, uses appropriately sized cuffs for patients.
- Performs the following tasks as assigned assists patients with dressing and undressing, prepares patients for exams, x-rays and admission, vital signs and weights, passes and empties bedpans and urinals, measures fluid intake and output and reports measurement to nurse, ambulating patients, completion of assigned documentation.
- Follows treatment plan as directed by licensed personnel.
- Assists in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients
- Performs necessary functions to ensure patient comfort and satisfaction with service.
- Performs out of bed/back to bed as appropriate.
- Answers patient and visitor inquiries.
- Makes frequent rounds on patients to determine their needs.
- Transports patients and specimens. Runs errands as needed.
- Assists other staff in completion of their duties as appropriate.
- Maintains treatment room in a neat, clean, fully supplied manner with the appropriate levels and types of supplies.
- Accepts responsibility for providing safe, appropriate, quality patient care.
- Communicates changes in patients' conditions and unit concerns with the unit-based team.
- Restocks unit supplies as needed.
- Performs 1:1 watches as assigned.
- May perform CPR.
- Participates in unit based disaster drills and preparedness; able to respond to disaster/trauma situations within scope of practice.
- Assists with post mortem care.
- Takes active role in unit based performance improvement.
- Maintains awareness of unit budget.
- Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs.
- Assists in orienting and educating new staff.
- Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 7 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 10 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 300 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above should level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision.
High school graduate or equivalent, preferred. Certified Nurse Aide (current NJ certification) - OR - Proof of successful completion of 66-hour nurse aide program (UAP Curriculum). Proof may include a current or expired CNA license from NJ or any state, or proof of course completion. - OR - Nursing student who has completed Nursing Fundamentals or equivalent (currently enrolled or completed fundamentals within the last 12 months) -OR - Experience as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) as evidenced by a current or expired EMT license/registration -OR- Proof of successful completion of a 40 hour medical assistant program. Proof may include a current or expired CMA or RMA registration, or proof of course completion.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Evidence of successful completion of BLS. Evidence of previous training determined through on-the-job written and clinical skills competency evaluation. Successful completion of post-hire Interventional Crisis Management (ICM) training on safe handling of patients.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!