Emergency Department Technician II at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Job Description:
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.

Essential Functions:
  • 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.

    Additional Requirements:
  • 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.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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.