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Department: Emergency Department
Status: Per Diem
Shift: Varies
Hours Per Shift: 12 Hour Shift
Job Details:
    • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
      • Performs basic secretarial and clerical/computer skills, order entry, ordering and storing of clerical and clinical supplies, and phone answering. Interprets rhythm strips and dysrhythmias. Performs venipuncture. Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Reports to
      • Clinical Director
    • Supervises
      • N/A
    • Ages of Patients
      • Adolescent
      • Adult
      • Geriatric
    • Blood Borne Pathogens
      • High Potential
    • Qualifications
      • Education
        • Required: EKG Class
        • Preferred: Medical Terminology Class
      • Licensure/Certification
        • Required: American Heart Association BLS, California State Certified Phlebotomy Technician
      • Experience
        • Preferred: 1 year experience as CPT
    • Essential Responsibilities
      • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
      • Performs phlebotomy for assigned patients
      • Performs point-of-care glucose testing for assigned patients
      • Enters physician orders.
      • Stat orders relayed to nursing in a timely manner.
      • 24-hour checks to assure correct transcription of physician orders by others.
      • Orders preps and tests per guidelines to include: initiating NPO, correct sequencing of tests, change in diet, etc.
      • Prepares charts for admission, transfer, and discharge per Medical Record Policy: Chart order is correct, charts are thinned appropriately, and all pages are addressographed appropriately.
      • Notifies admitting regarding ADT.
      • Uses computer correctly for order entry.
      • Places computer order number on physician order sheet as needed
      • Coordinates ordering unit supplies as directed.
      • Aids in keeping unit and supplies orderly.
      • Assists nursing staff with tasks and procedures as designated, such as setting up rooms for admits.
      • Prepares RN worksheets and phones.
      • Documents correct and accurate information on daily census and White Boards
      • Initiates solutions to unit needs without prompting such as taking part in computer projects, maintenance of bulletin boards and distribution of mail.
      • Interprets rhythm strips accurately.
      • Documents rhythm strips according to existing hospital guidelines.
      • Communicates in a timely manner all rhythm changes and dysrhythmias to RN.
      • Re-stocks procedure carts after use.
      • Checks procedure carts for intact lock each shift.
      • Checks expirations on procedure carts once a month.
      • Performs venipuncture in accordance with phlebotomy and identification and labeling procedures, utilizing Mobile Care Phlebotomy system at bedside to ensure patient safety.
      • Washes hands before and after patient collection, and disposes of sharps devices according to policy.
      • Collects patient specimens requiring special collection procedures, and utilizes resources available to assist with such.
      • Observes all isolation precautions and regulations when collecting specimens from isolation patients.
      • Performs point of care glucose monitoring as directed by RN.
      • Other duties as assigned.

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