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Eastern Connecticut Health Network ED Technician in Manchester, Connecticut

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs activities which assist the patient in meeting basic human needs and activities of daily living, providing basic patient care to patients under the direction of the RN, mid-level provider, or physician. Assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment. Reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Must have certification in Basic Life Support upon hire or receive certification within a month after hire and maintain certification during employment with ECHN in this role.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least one (1) recent year experience as an Emergency Medical Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant/Certified Nurse Assistant or at least one (1) current year patient care experience.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English and have basic personal computer skills.

  • Must be capable of taking swift and efficient action, including patient restraint when responding to patient emergency codes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position. These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time.

Job-Specific Competency
  • Provides general aspects of patient care that meet physical and/or psychosocial needs. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served.

  • Assists in admission, transfer and discharge of patients.

  • Demonstrates ability to communicate to the RN any observed changes in patient status and responses. Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.

  • Collects, reports and assists in documentation of data.

  • Performs patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and promotes positive patient outcomes.

  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers and other members of the health care team.

  • Performs other duties as assigned, to promote efficient functioning of the unit. Maintains and prepares rooms between patients and procedures. Assists with preparation of equipment and procedures. Monitors stock and restocks supplies as needed.

  • Responds appropriately and in a timely manner to patient requests, including prompt acknowledgement of patient call bell. Maintains patient comfort and privacy.

  • Maintains an awareness of activity in all areas of the department, offering assistance to others whose workload may be heavier. Makes good use of downtime.

  • Collects, correctly labels and sends specimens to the Lab as ordered.

  • Facilitates patient preparation for evaluation – undressing, placing on noninvasive blood pressure monitor, ECG monitor, and pulse oximetry.

  • Performs duties as oriented, including EKG’s, phlebotomy, point of care testing, crutch walking, dressing changes, air casts, ace wraps, and splinting.

  • Receives and carries out instructions accurately and promptly. All patient care activities are delegated by and supervised by the registered nurse, mid-level provider or physician.

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