Emergency Care Associate (Eca) Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman Full Time

Mercy Health Youngstown , OH 44501

Posted 2 months ago

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health!

This is what we were meant to do

  • Together!

SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a member of the emergency care team, the emergency care associate assists with patient care in the EC under the supervision of a registered nurse. Maintains supplies and does routine equipment checks, performs diagnostic tests and/or collects specimens for testing; performs clerical functions as necessary for provision of care. He/she performs other duties and assignments as requested.

The emergency care associate performs a variety of basic age specific duties to assist in the care of patients under the direction of a RN.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

High School Diploma/GED. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Successful completion of job analysis physical demand assessment program prior to assuming position. BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)

EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma/GED. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Successful completion of job analysis physical demand assessment program prior to assuming position. BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Knowledge/Skill:

Follows detailed written and oral instructions. Completes specific, routine tasks.

Requires basic reading, writing, or simple arithmetic skills. May operate basic equipment/machinery.

Problem Solving/Decision Making:

Work is routine. Makes decisions based on detailed procedures; technical aids generally available. Has clear-cut alternatives available and usually follows a specified course of action.

Scope of Impact/Accountability:

Impact is generally focused on immediate work area. May also affect closely related activities in other work units or teams on a temporary basis.

Influence is indirect and supportive in nature. Accountability is restricted. Activities are usually assigned by others.

Interpersonal Communication:

Works independently. Interactions are generally brief and informal. Requires common courtesy.

PRINCIPAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1.Performs general patient care including, but not limited to: bathing, mouth care, changing linens,

dressing patient, elimination, hygiene, and other needs as expressed.
2.Observes patient's responses and reports any adverse reaction or other pertinent information to

Registered Nurse and Physician.
3.Obtains and records vital signs, height, and weight.

Lifts, ambulates, and transports patient seeking assistance as needed.

Retrieves lab and x-ray results, places reports on chart and identifies abnormals as indicated to

physician/nurse.
6.Anticipates patient's needs and responds in a timely manner to patient and other caregiver

requests.
7.Provides friendly assistance to patient's family members and visitors.
8.Performs venipuncture for blood collection.
9.Collects specimens (i.e., urine, sputum) and ensures timely transport of specimens to the lab.
10. Performs designated bedside lab tests.
11. Administers oxygen therapy and performs basic and intermediate airway management. Applies

nasal cannulas and masks. Utilizes adjuncts such as an airway bag during cardio-pulmonary

resuscitation in the department under the direction of the physician or nurse.
12. Performs electrocardiogram (ECG).
13. Performs wound care as directed by the RN.
14. Performs urinary catheterizations and enemas. Whenever possible, a male ECA

will perform these procedures for a male patients and a female ECA will perform these procedures for female patients.
15. Observes universal precautions and aseptic techniques.
16. Performs computer order/entry functions as required by the department.
17. Transcribes and implements physician orders.
18. Accurately charts patient information following the guidelines for charting by standards.
19. Responds to calls from EMS providers utilizing the hospital ambulance radio. Relays

patient information to physicians and responds back to prehospital providers according to

physician direction and/or department guidelines.
20. Answers phones courteously, and quickly addresses the caller's needs.
21. Initiates emergency procedures when necessary.
22. Assist with simple Gyn exams as assigned.
23. Applies splints, ace wraps, other orthopedic equipment as ordered, prepares and dispenses

crutches.
24. Secures various trays and prepares them for use while maintaining sterile technique.
25. Places and receives calls to attending physicians and others.
26. Assist with the application of restraints and supportive devices.
27. Places patients on monitors.

Job Accountabilities: Other
1.Performs other duties as assigned.
2.Acts as liaison and support person for family members.
3.Assists with patient education and discharge planning under supervision of RN.
4.Inventories unit and determines supply needs; orders supplies and receives and distributes orders.
5.Assists in daily cleaning of patient rooms and the department. Helps prepare room(s) for incoming

patients.
6.Assesses maintenance needs.

a. Initiates maintenance requisition to repair equipment, furniture, and building fixtures.

b. Performs simple maintenance (light bulbs, batteries).

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We'll also reward your hard work with:

  • Great health, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And a lot more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40

Work Shift:

Afternoons/Nights (United States of America)

Department:

Emergency

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, which is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com.

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