Job: Emergency Department Technician/HUC

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Jobing Description



Location:Silverdale Hospital
Zip Code:98383
ID:1991
Department:Emergency - Silverdale, 72303
Shift:Per-Diem (Casual)
FTE:0.0
Shift Hours:Shift & Days vary
Job Type:Per Diem
On-Call Required:Yes
Rotating Weekends:Yes
Rotating Holidays:Yes

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

The ED Technician is responsible for assisting the Emergency Department staff and physicians during emergency procedures, as needed. The ED Technician takes vital signs, prepares wounds for suturing, and applies splints and bandages. Cross train as Health Unit Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Brings patient to room, which has been assigned by Charge Nurse. Gives patient a brief orientation to room and obtains brief history. Has the patient gowned and ready for examination prior to arrival of the physician. Obtains patient's consent for treatment or documents if patient is unable to sign.
  • Refers advice calls to nurse. Does not give medical advice over telephone.
  • Assists the ED physician with all emergency procedures, as assigned by the Charge Nurse. Transports patients to nursing units, as directed by the Charge Nurse.
  • Obtains and records vital signs in appropriate space on the chart. Obtains temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate on all children. Reports abnormal vital signs to the patient's nurse.
  • Performs and records visual acuity on patients with eye problems. Reports to Charge Nurse any trauma or chemical injuries to the eye, which may require immediate attention. Uses the Morgan Lens for eye irrigation.
  • Recognizes critical symptoms and immediately informs the patient's nurse.
  • Attends training and responds as a team member to all Code Blue and CodeGray situations. Certified in BLS and/or instructs in Code Gray training.
  • Inserts foley catheters, using proper sterile technique. Records output on the chart.
  • Performs venipuncture to collect blood specimens, as delegated by physician.
  • Performs wound preps and irrigations, using proper technique. Provides cleaning and dressing of burns, as instructed by physician. Applies ace bandages, soft casts and plaster splints under the direction of the physician.
  • Assists physicians with ED patients requiring closed reductions and castings, as directed by the Charge Nurse. Applies steri-strips, as directed by physician.
  • Performs 12-Lead EKG on ED patient. E: Instructs others in performing 12-Lead EKG.
  • Sets up gastric lavage system and assists with the procedure.
  • Completes annual skills checklist in assigned time frame.
  • Communicates in a caring and professional manner with patients, their families and co-workers.
  • Behavior reflects and supports the hospital mission through service-focused care.
  • Keeps patient and family informed, as directed by Charge Nurse or Patient Care Supervisor. Anticipates patient and visitor's need of information regarding waiting times and updates them frequently.
  • Helps maintain Emergency Department in an orderly fashion. Keeps work areas clean and clear of obstacles. Restocks linen and supplies, as needed. Maintains organization of the cast and laceration cart and restocks daily.
  • Assists patients getting in and out of automobile at the Emergency entrance.
  • Emergency Department: Misses no more than one staff meeting annually. If one meeting is missed, is responsible for the content of the meeting, through reading meeting minutes, or meeting with supervisor or peer to review material presented and discussed at the meeting.
  • Must have regular, reliable, predictable attendance in performance of essential job functions.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

High school diploma, or GED equivalence

LICENSE / CERTIFICATION / REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

Registered Nursing Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant, Washington State

With Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy training and licensure within 90 days of hire

Or Medical Assistant, Certified

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers through American Heart Association

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

One year recent Emergency Department experience preferred. Preference given to those with experience who have EMT certification. EMT experience in Kitsap EMS may substitute for ED experience.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits our service standards:
    • Care about me - We put the patient at the center of every decision we make and tailor the hospital experience to the patient's needs.
    • Keep me safe - We adhere to strict safety procedures, and seek new knowledge and experience in pursuit of continuous improvement.
    • Help me heal - We address our patients' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs with the most advanced medicine available and a warm, caring environment.
  • 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.

About Harrison Medical Center:

For more information about what it's like to be part of the Harrison team and live in the Kitsap area, please visit http://jobs.harrisonmedical.org/.

Harrison Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits our service standards:
    • Care about me - We put the patient at the center of every decision we make and tailor the hospital experience to the patient's needs.
    • Keep me safe - We adhere to strict safety procedures, and seek new knowledge and experience in pursuit of continuous improvement.
    • Help me heal - We address our patients' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs with the most advanced medicine available and a warm, caring environment.
  • 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.

About Harrison Medical Center:

For more information about what it's like to be part of the Harrison team and live in the Kitsap area, please visit http://jobs.harrisonmedical.org/.

Harrison Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer