ED Technician


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Job Number 51311
Posted 11/29/2017
Account Inland Hospital
Department Emergency Department
Location Inland Hospital, ME 04901
Schedule Pool/Per Diem
Shift Variable
Hours variable
Job Details

SUMMARY OF MAJOR FUNCTION




Performs basic direct patient care duties, including secretarial/registration duties, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND WORK ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Exhibits a positive professional attitude with supervisors, co-workers, and patients.
  • Functions as an assistant to the ED Providers and ED Nurses as an integral member of the ED Team.
  • Responsible for direct patient care within the scope of their (CNA or EMT) license including but not limited to wound care, EKG's, heart rhythm monitoring, vital signs, lab specimen collection and delivery, splint application, transportation of patients, and helping to facilitate patient flow through the ED.
  • Performs all clerical/unit secretary functions in the ED.
  • Is supportive of department and hospital goals, philosophies and objectives.
  • Adheres to Inland Hospital Standards of Behavior, Hand Hygiene Standards, and Policies and Procedures.
  • Registers all types of patients into the computer systems or using downtime system when appropriate. Maintains 95% accuracy when obtaining information. Ensures all patients are properly identified. Performs admitting function when required.
  • Is able to troubleshoot common routine problems associated with the dept's office equipment i.e. computer, printer fax and copier etc. Oversees the repair of this equipment to ensure its proper functioning at all times. Communicates issues to manager.
  • Demonstrates the ability to adapt and adjust to changes in unit activity

(Census fluctuation, change in patient acuity) and/or hospital activity (floating to another unit, rotation off shift).



PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT



Exposed to all patient elements including blood/body fluids and other unpleasant elements. At times, long and irregular hours are necessary. Exposure to hazardous substance is, at times, unavoidable. Frequently multiple tasks and patient needs must be addressed in a rapid fashion by prioritizing situations and organizing the remainder of the needs.

PHYSICAL CRITERIA/EFFORT



Daily work involves standing and/or walking over 70% of the time. There is moderate physical effort in positioning, lifting or moving patients of various weights and body shapes, with and without assistance. Vision and hearing acuteness is required at all times. Repeated bending, squatting and stooping is necessary. This incumbent is subject to frustration and fatigue.



OCCUPATIONAL RISKS



Occupational injuries may occur from not following policies and procedures regarding: (1) exposure to hazardous materials including blood and body fluids, and (2) potential injuries from sharp objects, violent individuals, and physical environment.







PROBABILITY AND CONSEQUENCES OF ERRORS



Errors in practice can result in negative patient outcome. Probability is contingent upon individual practice. Poor performance in meeting job description criteria will be addressed according to established progressive disciplinary policies and procedures of Inland and Maine State Law.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB


  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Computer Skills
  • Maine Registry CNA or Maine Registry EMT (basic or intermediate level)


EDUCATION


  • BCLS certified
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Telemetry certified preferred



EXPERIENCE



1-2 years of related job experience preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.
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