Emergency Department Technician (Part-Time, Days)
St. Charles Health SystemFull time Full day
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: ED Technician 1
REPORTS TO POSITION: Assistant Nurse Manager/ED Manager
DEPARTMENT: Emergency Department
DATE LAST REVIEWED: February 21, 2020
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Emergency Department positions include technicians on various units throughout St. Charles Health System. These departments provide 24/7 specialized care to patients during emergency visit through discharge or hospitalization.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The ED Technician 1 provides the highest quality standards of care for patients in the Emergency Department in accordance with the organization's mission, philosophy, policies and procedure and within the scope of this job description. This position does not directly supervise any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Recognizes, reports, and records observations and care provided.
Functions as an unlicensed assistive care provider under the direction and supervision of Registered Nursing.
Performs tasks in which competency has been demonstrated as delegated by the Registered Nurse.
Provides patient care hygiene as needed.
Stocks unit, transports patients, and assists in keeping the unit clean and free of clutter.
Cleans equipment and helps identify need for maintenance, when appropriate, and ensures rental equipment is returned to agency of ownership.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way, including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient's care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting with the patient to determine his or her care goals, active listening, and communicating effectively and appropriately through touch, eye contact, etc.
Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with hospital policies, procedures and regulatory agencies.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school graduate or GED equivalent required.
Must be willing to take additional courses as required for the position.
Required: AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.
Code Gray Training upon hire.
Preferred: Current Licensure/Certification as a CNA 2 or EMT.
Preferred: One-year experience as a CNA, EMT or Military Corpsman and/or Military Medic, strongly preferred.
Nursing students will be considered if currently enrolled in an accredited RN program and have completed 2 clinical semesters in the program.
Previous experience working with the public, problem solving, and community agencies and resources strongly preferred.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent organization.
Ability to multi-task and work independently.
Attention to detail.
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in working in a stressful, fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated ability and experience in computer applications, use of electronic medical record keeping systems and MS Office.
Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for Home Health and Wound Caregivers.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), operation of a motor vehicle.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
First Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays
Shift Start & End Time:
0830 - 1700
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