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Emergency Department Technician

Company: Memorial Health System
Location: Springfield
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Job Description:

Provide direct patient care under the supervision and guidance of the Registered Nurse to an assigned group of patients. Assist as a team member to provide direct care to all patients in the emergency department including all age groups. Nursing Care is provided in accordance with established standards, policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines. Transports medications as requested from the Pharmacy to the nursing unit. Transports specimens to the laboratory and retrieves blood products from the laboratory. Responsible for maintaining and performing skills within the Emergency Department Technicians' roles and responsibilitiesEducation:

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Enrollment in nursing school with one (1) semester of clinicals completed.
  • Successful completion of Nursing Team Onboarding, unit-based orientation, and clinical competency validation tool within 30 days of hire.Annual Credentialing:
    • Attends all Joint Commission, OSHA and Hospital/Nurse Manager mandated inservices. Demonstrates clinical competence.Licensure/Certification/Registry:
      • One of the following required: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Emergency Medical Technician- Basic Licensure
      • CPR certification required, or obtained during nursing team onboarding process.Experience:
        • N/AOther Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
          • Demonstrated competency in written and oral communication and practical skills.
          • Demonstrates ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs.
          • Demonstrates ability to complete Care Assistant classroom and clinical orientation.
          • Demonstrates care and compassion to patients, families and visitors.Performs and documents nursing care measures to meet the physical needs of patients as directed by the registered nurse. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:
            • Provides hygiene and comfort measures, assuring privacy and preventing undue exposure
              • Prepares patient room to receive new patients or transfers to another nursing unit.
              • Assists with the admission process by greeting patient and family, collects appropriate data and orients them to the room and emergency department.
              • Provides care to all age groups as defined by nursing standards in the emergency department. Uses age appropriate communication techniques.
              • Activity
                • Assists with patient's activities including ambulation, chair, dangling and repositioning; uses proper body mechanics, positioning techniques, and assistive devices.
                • Elimination:
                  • Provides bed pan/urinal or assist the patient to the toilet
                  • Performs perineal care
                  • Performs bladder catheter care and discontinues bladder catheter as directed
                  • Performs ostomy care (ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy) including application of appropriate appliance
                  • Performs Bladder Scanning Performs and documents monitoring procedures; observes and reports the patient response. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:
                    • Obtains vital signs (B/P and TPR).
                    • Obtains weight in kg (standing, chair or bed scale) and reports deviation from previous weight.
                    • Empties drainage collection devices.
                    • Performs blood glucose monitoring.
                    • Observes and reports unusual conditions and/or change in patient behavior or appearance.
                    • Performs venous phlebotomy and collection of lab specimens (EMT-B only)Performs therapeutic measures/procedure, observes and reports changes, deviations from normal. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to based on orientation and competency, the following:
                      • Application of heat (i.e., K-pad).
                      • Application of cold (i.e., ice bags, sponge baths).
                      • Therapeutic baths (i.e., Sitz, Aveeno).
                      • Obtains routine non-sterile specimens.
                      • Assist with patient preparation for surgical, therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures.
                      • Applies nonsterile dressing as directed.
                      • Discontinues peripheral IV as directed.
                      • Performs oral pharyngeal suctioning.
                      • Preps skin and applies telemetry patches.
                      • Records all interventions; observes and reports the patient response, changes, and/or deviations from normal parameters.
                      • Inserts peripheral IV (EMT-B only)
                      • Electrocardiogram
                      • Splint application assist
                      • Wound cleaningMaintains safety and security of patient/family/self/others, observing safety precautions and promoting a sense of security and well-being. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to the following:
                        • Conducts purposeful continuous rounding as a team member.
                        • Follows standard precautions. Always washes hands between patients.
                        • Reports equipment malfunctions.
                        • Assists in keeping patient rooms/corridors free of clutter. Cleans fluid spills.
                        • Uses proper body mechanics in moving, transferring and transporting patients.
                        • Positions side rails appropriate to the patient's condition.
                        • Applies and maintains restraining devices as directed.
                        • Interacts with patients/visitors/others in a courteous and respectful manner.
                        • Fully explains procedures to patients/families prior to performing.
                        • Assures patient privacy/rights/confidentiality.
                        • Recognizes and reports patient concerns; offers constructive solutions. Promotes efficient and effective functioning of the unit/hospital. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to, the following:
                          • Completes assigned aspects of unit inventory management.
                          • Complies with established policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
                          • Uses designated lines of communication and authority.
                          • Supports efforts to reduce costs.
                          • Consistently utilizes time and resources effectively and efficiently.
                          • Maintains cleanliness of unit, service area and equipment.
                          • Cooperates with all members of the healthcare team.
                          • Enthusiastically supports and participates in planned changes.
                          • Accepts responsibility for accurate and timely completion of tasks as assigned.
                          • Adheres to MHS Behavioral Standards.Performs additional unit specific tasks/care elements for which they have received specific instruction and demonstrated competence. Maintains compliance with standard infection control practices including hand hygiene and isolation precautions Responsible to assist in cleaning the emergency department areas and keeping unit organized and clutter free. Performs other related work as required or requested. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Keywords: Memorial Health System, Springfield , Emergency Department Technician, Professions , Springfield, Illinois

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