High School Degree or GED
LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION
BLS with the American Heart Association as a Health Care Provider
Emergency Medical Technician License or Certified Nursing Assistant
One year Emergency Department or EMS experience
KNOWLEDGE OF, SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:
Perform a variety of patient-related duties under the guidance of the registered nurse.
In addition, must possess the skills and abilities to perform reception, secretarial and clerical duties for the patient care area.
The emergency Technician is responsible for recognizing if he/she has not had proper training or if the request is beyond his/her scope of practice.
COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:
20% Time Spent - Provide emergency Department technical support for nurses and physicians to optimize patient care. This includes but is not limited to vital sign monitoring, placing patients on the cardiac monitor, performing blood glucose monitoring and obtaining lab specimens, to include urine and stool only.
20% Time Spent - Demonstrates skills as a receptionist: receives, greets and directs patients and families: demonstrates proper phone etiquette and transcribes physician orders.
5% Time Spent - Stocks supplies
5% Time Spent - Performs other duties as assigned or required.
50% Time Spent - Applies Splints, Applies wound dressings, clean and irrigate wounds, prepare wounds for cleansing, and monitor telemetry.
Additional Functions - Stroke Competency:
Complies with hospital policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines related to care for patients with an acute stroke.
Participates in two hours of initial cerebrovascular disease (stroke) education by November 1, 2018, or within one year of hire.
Participates in one hour annually of cerebrovascular disease (stroke education).