The Emergency Department (ED) Technician, under the supervision of Nursing Staff, assists in the provision of emergency care. Performs duties and direct technical care requiring knowledge of basic patient care principles and medical technology.
Unit: ER Unit
Shift: PRN Nights
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Assists in patient care duties. Collects objective data such as vital signs, weight, pulse oximetry reading, pain scale reading, pain scale rating, visual acuity, nutritional intake and output and documents on appropriate forms.
Recognizes and reports abnormal data or findings promptly. Implements Physician, Provider and Nursing orders responsibly and documents interventions according to Hospital protocol.
Provides direct technical care. Assists with mobility, toileting, feeding and other personal care needs.
Performs phlebotomy to obtain venous blood samples and obtains and delivers other specimens for Laboratory analysis.
Assists or transports patients to and from the department.
Assists in patient education. Comforts patients and family members and responds to their concerns.
Performs clinical coordination activities.
Communicates effectively with Nurses, Physicians, and other healthcare team members to gather and exchange information related to patient care.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge and understanding of nursing and patient care standards and procedures.
Interpersonal skills required to interact effectively with patients and staff.
Ability to follow established safety, infection control, environmental and isolation practices and procedures at all times.
Must be able to read, write and follow instructions and flow chart protocols.
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both verbally and in writing.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: using required software applications, data entry, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email.
Corpsman Certificate preferred.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) preferred.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
EXPERIENCE - 1 Year of Experience
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer.
Baylor Scott & White Health