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Category: Allied Health/ Other Nursing Schedule: Part-time
Facility: Saint Anne's Hospital Shift: Evening Shift
Department: SAH Emergency Services Hours:
Req Number: 41656 Union: No
Job Details:
 
Job Summary:
The Emergency Room Technician performs various patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients, under the ultimate direction and supervision of a registered nurse.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates patient care activities for all ER patients including: departmental flow, logging, setup for procedures, documentation, discharge instructions, and coordination of other professional services as directed.
  • Removes sutures/staples after the wound is assessed by the physician.
  • Applies slings, ace wraps, cervical collars, wrist and knee immobilizers.
  • Applies posterior splints to include, but not limited to: sugar tong splints, thumb spica splints, ulnar gutter splints when directed by the physician.
  • Measures patients for crutches.
  • Performs skin scrubs on dirty wounds prior to laceration repair.
  • Provides wound care, applications of OTC ointments, Gelfoam, Silvadene, and applies aseptic or sterile dressings.
  • Assist with gastric lavage as directed.
  • Performs EKGs on critical and non-critical patients.
  • Performs phlebotomy on patients.
  • Determines a patient's oxygen saturation by using a pulse oximeter.
  • Documents vital signs and all interventions on Emergency Department Clinical Record and signs full name.
  • Considers age specific needs according to scope of service:  Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric.
  • Initiates crutch walking teaching.
  • Reviews preprinted instructions with patients and refers all questions to the physicians.
  • Sets up sterile instruments for procedures, being aware of applying sterile technique and its principles.
  • Rinse, reassemble, and make ready Central Supply equipment for  return to CSR.
  • Orders, maintains, keeps track of inventory of ER supplies.
  • Applies safety principles in testing and maintaining oxygen tanks.
 
Qualifications:
  • High School diploma.
  • More than one year's experience, as a technician, in an emergency room preferred.
  • Previous phlebotomy experience and/or EKG experience preferred.
  • Basic computer literacy and BLS required.



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