Under direct supervision of registered nurse or provider, performs variety of technical, semi-technical, clerical and patient attending duties; participates in instruction of patients and family members; works cooperatively with staff and other departments.
Establishes and maintains open communication; relays pertinent information to staff members in own department or other departments; assures information is accurate and complete.
Reports and records vital signs, tests, procedures and pertinent data and observations related to patient care duties within scope of practice.
Administers approved medications and treatments to patients in accordance with guidelines, policies and procedures, and as delegated by nursing supervisor and ordered by practitioner with prescriptive authority.
Provides written instructions and/or educational materials to patients and family members; reinforces written materials provided by privileged practitioner or registered nurse.
Transports patients, equipment and supplies from one location to another; assists with lifting as needed.
Performs chest compressions in cardiac arrests.
Maintains clean, safe and well equipped environment for patients and staff.
Utilizes universal precautions during patient care and related activities; maintains awareness of infection control and emergency preparedness procedures.
Participates in economical utilization of supplies; assures that emergency equipment and supply inventories are maintained and available for use.
Participates in staff meetings regularly; participates in projects as requested.
Assists, if applicable, in orienting, training and providing performance feedback on emergency department tech staff.
Participates, if applicable, in committee and/or department process improvement activities.
Assembles decontamination equipment and participates in disaster procedures as assigned by incident commander.
Practices within organizational, departmental and emergency services specific standards, policies, procedures, processes, protocols or guidelines; practices in accordance with departmental scope of service and emergency department tech scope of practice; works as part of the health care team.
Demonstrates and applies competency in basic clinical skills and use of department equipment.
Demonstrates sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of specialization.
Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served.
Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care and/or service.
Performs other duties and accepts responsibility as assigned.
Basic Qualifications: Experience
Six (6) months emergency services experience or related background and experience. Education
High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
Completion of course in basic cardiology or EKG; or equivalent combination of education (lesser)&experience may be considered in lieu of requirements.
Completion of training as Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B), Army Medical Specialist, Navy Corpsman, or nursing student who has completed one or more semesters of an accredited registered nursing program with clinical coursework and practicum. License, Certification, Registration
Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, teamwork, and written communication.
Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone.
Reading, writing, speaking and understanding English.
Training/giving and receiving instructions.
Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration and alertness.
Completion of one or more of the following Emergency Nurses' Association sponsored courses: Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (NPC)
Completion of one or more of the following American Heart Association courses: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Completion of Intermediate, Advanced or 12-Lead EKG course.