ER Tech

ER Tech 2018-09-17T12:09:03+00:00

JOB DESCRIPTION

The ER Tech in the Emergency Department setting is responsible for assisting the RN and Physician with patient care, carrying out delegated
tasks within their scope of practice. The ER Tech must assist the licensed nursing personnel in meeting the education, physical, and
psychosocial needs of patients based on their age-specific needs. The ER Tech must involve the patient, parents, and family/significant others
in the plan of care. Respond in a timely manner to requests for information or follow-up with physician, staff, or patient issue. The ER Tech is
responsible for maintaining the standards of care in a holistic, family centered and individualized manner. In the performance of his/her job
duties, the ER Tech is responsible for maintaining quality and guest relations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BLS required. ACLS and PALS preferred but not required.
  • Minimum two-year experience as an ER Tech. Hospital experience preferred but not required.
  • Strong communication skills both in oral format and written.
  • Flexible and service oriented.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to critically think in an emergency setting.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

JOBS RESPONSIBILITIES/ DUTIES

  • Potential physical activity such as heavy lifting, pushing, and/or pulling of objects over 100 lbs.
  • Maintains continuing education as needed for licensure.
  • Carry out delegated tasks as assigned by the RN and/or Physician within the EMT-P scope of practice.
  • Follow protocols, written by the medical director, as they pertain to medication, administration, specimen collection, or any other delegated task.
  • Documents accurately in the electronic medical records, maintaining patient privacy and adheres to HIPAA standards.
  • Documents appropriately and accurately in all log books in the laboratory when documenting patient lab results.
  • Reports critical lab values appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Assists with the stabilization and continues treatment of patients in the emergency department.
  • Assists nurses in performing direct patient care activities.
  • Stocks departments/rooms daily.
  • Exhibits positive attitude towards performances of duties/customer service skills.
  • Assists in ensuring all chest pain patients receive EKG within 10 minutes of arrival.
  • Answers calls for assistance by staff and patients promptly.
  • Rounds on patients to provide appropriate comfort measures for patients.
  • Coordinates patient care activities with nurses.
  • Assists in keeping all areas of the Emergency Department neat, organized, and clean. Returns/cleans equipment after use.
  • Actively looks for ways to improve patient care in the Emergency Department.
  • Collects/processes specimens in proper, timely manner.
  • Promotes positive image of SignatureCare Emergency Center in all interactions.
  • May be required to work holidays and weekends as needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Performs duties in a fast-paced emergency room
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move using proper body mechanics and agree to ask for assistance if required.
  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Must submit to random drug screenings.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSHAZARDS
Manual dexterityxUse of latex glovesx
Perform shift workxExposure to toxic diacaustic/chemicals/detergentx
Maneuver weight of patientsxExposure to extreme conditions, hot/cold
Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorderxExposure to dust/fumes/helicopter
Walk 2 hours per dayxExposure to moving mechanical partsx
Reach above the shoulderxExposure to potential electrical shockx
Repetitive arm/hand movementsxExposure to x-ray/electromagnetic energy
Finger dexterityxExposure to high pitched noisesx
Color VisionxExposure to communicable diseasesx
Acuity-farxBlood born pathogen exposurex
Acuity-nearxGaseous risk exposure
Depth perceptionxUse of a fitted respiratorx
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSNONESOMEFREQVR. FREQ
Lifting (0-50 LBS)x
Carrying (0-50 LBS)x
Pushing (0-300 LBS)x
Pulling (0-300 LBS)x
Stoopingx
Kneelingx
Crawlx
Climbx
SignatureCare Emergency Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, physical or mental disability or veteran status. The above job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements of the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. The statements in this job description are intended to describe the essential nature and level of work performed by ER Techs assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties & skills required of ER Techs so classified.To  apply for this or any other position fill out and attach your resume using the below form.