Providence Health & Services Emergency Department Technician in Santa Monica, California
Providence is calling a Per Diem, Evening shift Emergency Department Technician to Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.
We are seeking a Emergency Department Technician who will support the Mission and Vision of Saint John's Health Center. This is achieved in their daily responsibilities of providing direct patient care and clerical support within the Emergency Room. Performance expectations and job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Demonstrate teamwork and initiative by cooperating and interacting with physicians, physician assistants, interdepartmental staff, patients and families to maintain communication resulting in positive patient outcomes.
Maintain productivity by establishing priorities and practicing cost effective methods in the delivery of care and performing assigned duties.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Prioritize and perform work assignment and job duties effectively and provide prompt and efficient customer service
Conduct job duties in accordance with Health Center and Department procedures
Identify and report potential and actual risk management issues to appropriate personnel
Demonstrate competency in selected skills including but not limited to:
Performing clerical duties related to admission, transfer, discharge and ongoing care of patients
Performing direct patient care activities delegated by registered nurses and medical staff
Ensuring proper maintenance of contents of medical record
Reporting STAT orders to the appropriate Team members within acceptable time frames
Executing computer related order entry
Managing resources such as office supplies, materials, and forms efficiently
Demonstrating good telephone etiquette at all times, answering and directing all calls promptly and correctly
Understanding and utilizing the PAX (Radiology viewing computer), the EKG computer, arrhythmia monitors, Reddinet system, and other department equipment
Provide direct patient care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse. Assists medical staff in treatment of patients consistent with their demonstrated competencies and hospital defined scope-of-practice. These delegated and/or assistive responsibilities routinely include:
Assisting Emergency Department patients to and from the ambulance bay and parking structure
Assisting with the positioning of, and holding patients during suturing, lumbar punctures, blood draws, IV’s, etc.
Transporting stable and non-fragile patients inter/intra-departmentally, e.g., Fast Track, Radiology
Assisting Transport Team and/or nursing staff transporting patients to the inpatient units
Serving as chaperone for pelvic and rectal exams by medical staff.
Assisting stable and non-fragile patients with activities of daily living, e.g., ambulating to bathroom, eating, etc.
Accompanying patient from Lobby to treatment area and orienting patient to surroundings, nurse call light, etc.
Performing EKG’s, attaching patient to cardiac monitors, and promptly informing nurse and/or physician of serious arrythmias identified by automated arrhythmia detection software and resulting alarms
Assisting Security and nursing staff to restrain violent patients, and monitoring safety and wellbeing of patients who need constant observation for the protection of the patient and/or others
Assisting with post-mortem care and transfers to morgue
Responding to the patient’s bedside to answering call lights
Performing other direct patient care duties for stable and non-fragile patients within approved hospital defined scope-of-practice at the direction and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse
Demonstrate responsibility for own professional practice in regards to:
Time and attendance
Obtaining necessary knowledge and skill to maintain competence
Completing mandatory educational and proficiency requirements
Attending and participating in departmental staff meetings
Volunteering for and accepting assignments or projects
Performing other patient care or clerical duties as assigned
Practice in a professional, collaborative and proactive manner in all interactions with patients, visitors, physicians and staff:
Demonstrate flexibility adjusting to changes with administrative and patient care duties
Maintain a positive public relations image, including patient confidentiality, with other employees, physicians, patients and visitors at all times in the ED, in patient rooms, on the phone, in the elevator and in any public place
Identifying risk management issues and communicating potential problems to the appropriate personnel
Practice cost effective methods in the delivery of care:
Using available resources efficiently
Demonstrating understanding of overall Unit needs and using downtime to assist others
Required qualifications for this position include:
Completion of EMT 1 Training program or equivalent educ/experience
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Knowledgeable in general medical terminology
Computer literate with word processor skills
Able to demonstrate understanding of overall Unit needs, work independently, and require minimal supervision
Able to establish priorities appropriately and organize job responsibilities
Able to adapt readily and demonstrate flexibility to accommodate changes in Unit activity
Able to answer telephones and answer or direct calls efficiently
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- 2 years work experience
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines. The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.
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Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Other Healthcare Support
Location: California-Santa Monica
Req ID: 243993