Catholic Health Initiatives ER Technician in LONDON, Kentucky

ER Technician

Description

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care and performance of established tasks and procedures under the supervision of a physically present and immediately available Registered Nurse/MD.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists in implementing plan of care by performing common nursing procedures and tasks.

  • Assists in making observations, gathering data and identifying patient care needs.

  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations.

  • Demonstrates competency in the delivery of care and clinical technique to address the age specific needs of the patient (to include but not limited to):

  • Basic airway management

  • CPR

  • Vital signs including blood pressure, pulse, oral and rectal temperature and Respirations.

  • Electrocardiogram

  • Bedside urine dip

  • Wound care including suture set-up

  • Assisting with eye irrigation using Morgan Lens

  • Assisting with ear irrigation

  • Orthopedic splinting

  • Visual acuity

  • Suture/staple removal

  • Assisting with gastric lavage

  • ADL including dressing and undressing patient and assisting with urinals and bedpans

  • Pulse oximetry

  • Peak flow

  • Breath alcohol

  • Phlebotomy ( Assists with removal of peripheral IV and urinary catheters

  • Blood glucose checks

  • Decontamination /Washdown with Level C Bio-Haz Suit and powered respirator.

  • Assists with patient transport and transfer.

  • Assists with cleaning and maintenance of Emergency center equipment and supplies.

  • Adheres to safety and risk management standards.

  • Assists with clerical and communication tasks to support patient care.

Qualifications

Education:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) required.

  • Completion of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, a Medical Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant program or completion of one year of nursing school preferred.

Experience:

  • Six months recent experience in pre-hospital (EMS) or an emergency department

  • Or completion of one year of nursing school within the last two years is preferred.

License/Certification:

  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) OR EMT CERTIFICAITON

  • Current Registered Nursing Assistant (RNA)

  • Must maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Job Patient Care Support

Primary Location KENTUCKY-LONDON-SAINT JOSEPH LONDON

Daily Schedule 2

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2017-R0120880