Emergency Service Technician- Full Time/Nights in Huntington Park, CA at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 9/7/2022

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Job Description

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The ER Technician supports Emergency Department by performing basic emergency medical procedures under the direction of the Registered Nurse. Assists the medical, nursing, and clerical staff of the department by providing direct and indirect safe patient care and performing related duties and procedures as assigned and within the scope of their practice.

Essential Job Duties:
• Receives direction and assignments from physicians and nurses and provides technical support to optimize patient care.
• Responsible for reporting on the condition of patient/client to the appropriate supervisor and other staff members.
• Coordinates and assists with care as directed.
• Cleans and stocks carts, rooms, and changes linen, as required.
• Assists with transport of patients to other departments.
• Assists with resuscitation / CPR and emergency airway procedures.
• Assists with obtaining and documentation of vital signs and placement of oxygen saturation, cardiac monitoring, and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring systems.
• Assists with other technical functions such as: obtaining 12-lead EKGs, discontinuation of peripheral IV and saline locks, maintenance and care of specimens for laboratory analysis, and Point of Care Testing.
• Assists with wound care, insertion of Foley catheters, and nasogastric tubes.
• Decontaminates all equipment, instruments, and supplies.
• Assists with positioning patients, application of orthopedic splints and dressings.
• Measures and fit crutches and canes; assists RN with training of patients on proper crutch and cane walking.
• Maintains appropriate documentation.
• Maintains use of appropriate medical equipment and supplies.
• Monitors patient and family activity in waiting room and main ED, providing excellent customer service to meet patient needs and notifying the RN of any change or concerns with the patient’s condition.
• Participates in team meetings and in-services as needed.
• Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures of hospital, and other local, state, and federal guidelines.

ADA CONSIDERATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical information, and to be easily understood through verbal communication in the English language. Must be able to prepare documentation in a manner that conforms to prescribed style and format, and to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to perform upper level mathematical operations, including algebra and geometry, frequent distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.