Emergency Room Technician - FT - Nights - ED

Nursing (RN and LVN) Brownsville, Texas


Description

Position at DHR Health

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assist clinical team members by performing a variety of duties for patients within the patient focused care system and under the direction/supervision of a registered nurse. Including, but not limited, to phlebotomy, splinting, assisting with procedures and transporting of patients.

 

­POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School graduate/GED preferred
  • Must maintain an active license as C.N.A, CECA, EMT, EMT Intermediate or graduate of a Medical Assistant program in the state of Texas.
  • Current BLS certification required upon hire
  • Graduate of an accredited college providing paramedic or related training preferred.
  • Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
  • Prefer hospital experienceJOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE­:
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  • Two (2) years experience as ED Technician or related preferred.
  • Able to adjust and/or troubleshoot monitoring equipment, and computer equipment.
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.
  • Requires working with frequent interruptions.
  • Exhibits tact, enthusiasm, and patience.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • High degree of competency/experience in general.
  • Requires good communication and organizational skills.
  • Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
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  • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practice
  • Ordering paper products and medical supplies for unit.
  • Maintaining log of assignments for ER techs, and assigning room duties at start of shift.
  • Actively participates directly with patient care and ensures a safe and comforting environment
  • Responds to patients needs in a timely manner. 
  • Transports patients as needed. 
  • Welcomes patients and assists in the admission process. 
  • Pre-Triage functions including vital signs, notification of arrival and transporting patients to triage
  • Performs/Assists with positioning patients and transferring patients from bed to chair or wheelchair or stretcher. 
  • Cleaning and assembling bed for next patient.
  • Observes intravenous lines for adequacy of fluids and operations and reports any non-functioning line as observed with visual inspection. 
  • Performs oral suction with yankauer.
  • Establishes patient setup/connection tasks including NIBP, SaO2, and EKG.
  • Applies icepacks.
  • Able to prepare IV fluids for licensed personnel via spiking & priming for protocol
  • Performs 12 lead ECG.
  • Performs vital signs using a variety of equipment
  • Performs shave preps on patients.
  • Obtains weights and basic patient information as necessary.
  • Provides clerical duties as needed, including looking up labs and radiology results.
  • Order entry as needed
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring.
  • Maintains appropriate stock levels of supplies and forms in the emergency department.
  • Uses resources in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Orients new hires to floor
  • Participates in developing other staff
  • Maintains and develops competencies
  • Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation and collaboration.
  • Assists in interdepartmental service coordination
  • Participates in the Performance Improvement and Utilization.
  • Assumes a role in the maintenance of the patient-focused care delivery system.
  • Maintains a neat, organized work area in emergency department.
  • Assembles patient chart with appropriate labeling of all chart forms.
  • Maintains organization of charts to facilitate location of data and placement forms.
  • Posts labs on chart
  • Applies skills as delegated such as phlebotomy, setting up trays, dressings and splinting per policy.
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LINES OF RESPONSIBILITY:

 

ER Director…Charge Nurses…ER Registered Nurses…ER Technician