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Emergency Department Technician

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Job ID: 4917
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Emergency Department Technician for a Per Diem/Relief, Variable position.  Hourly compensation starts at $18.23, more depending on experience.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for performing direct patient care activities within his/her scope of practice under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Physician in the Emergency Department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assists nursing staff and other care team members with patient care: receiving patients by ambulance and from triage; assisting with ambulatory patients; setting up and assisting with procedures; obtaining patient vital signs; dressing or undressing patients; providing treatment supplies when needed; application of sterile dressings; restraint procedures; immobilization of extremities; cast and splint applications; patient transport.
  • Performs basic patient observation skills and reports significant changes in patient condition to the appropriate team member. Observation of secluded or restrained patients.
  • Maintain unit supplies by stocking patient rooms and supply areas to meet patient care needs. Assist in keeping patient care areas and equipment clean.
  • Performs clerical and communication functions to support departmental operations and patient care.
  • Order entry and results retrieval in the computer system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant program required.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of one year work experience as a Certified or Registered Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant or EMT required.
  • Prior acute care hospital experience preferred.
  • Previous leadership/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Nursing Assistant certification in the state of Washington required at date of hire.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Completion of ED specific competency based education
  • Strong communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Sufficient knowledge of English, spelling and arithmetic to complete and compile reports, make out requisitions, maintain simple records and perform various clerical duties
  • Proficient computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications

ST JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion more than 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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