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Emergency Department Technician, Bethlehem Hospital (Full Time Nights)

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Emergency Department Technician anticipates and implements patient and health care team needs and functions as an integral part of the ED patient care team. The Emergency Technician is responsible for patient care, transportation, participating in planning, data collection, recognition of changes and communication to other healthcare team members. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Responds to medical emergencies with an RN and transports patient to ED. - Responds to critical patient situations. - Sets up and assists with operating specialty equipment. - Performs clinical procedures within scope of practice. - Performs EKGs, glucometry, phlebotomy, point of care testing, and collects/sends specimens. - Performs quality control checks as appropriate. - Performs out of bed/back to bed as appropriate. - Accepts responsibility for providing safe appropriate quality patient care. - Communicates new orders, change in patients condition, and unit concerns with the unit based team. - Restocks unit supplies as needed. - Performs patient observations under the direction and supervision of the RN. - Performs code cart, defibrillator, and unit specific maintenance duties. - Assists with gynecological exams. - Applies, maintains and removes immobilization devices prn. - Performs CPR. - Maintains excellent rapport with EMS personnel. - Maintains responsibility for own development through active participation in in-services and or continuing education programs. - Assists with training new staff. - Performs hazardous patient decontamination procedures. Identifies hazards, selects proper personal protective equipment (including respiratory protection) sets up appropriate decontamination systems, removes contaminated clothing from patients, contains contaminated wastes for proper disposal. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 12 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk up to 12 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry, and push objects up to 10 pounds. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend and reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high/low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral vision. EDUCATION: High school education or equivalent. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE CPR certification. Medical terminology. First Receivers Operations Level Hazardous Materials Emergency Response. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , Emergency Department Technician, Bethlehem Hospital (Full Time Nights), Professions , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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