Under close/general supervision of licensed personnel, the Emergency Department Technician (ED Tech) will perform a variety of functions (see essential functions below) in support of the Physician and Registered Nurse and provide care of patients requiring urgent or emergency care and assist with the overall efficient operation of the ED.
Performs administrative/clerical duties in support of the Emergency Department
Strives daily to give all customers excellent patient care and promotes Valley View Medical Centers’ Standards of Behavior.Promotes culture of safety for patients through proper identification, reporting, and documentation.Maintains competency and knowledge through current standards of practice, trends and developments in related scope of job role or practice. Works as an advocate for the physical and emotional well-being of the patient. Reports any reported or suspected abuse/domestic violence to the RN and/or Physician.
Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, competency, knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures of Valley View Medical Center and other local, state, and federal guidelines. Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner.The ER Technician/Coordinator has the responsibility of reporting any unusual occurrences to the Registered Nurse. Cleans and stocks carts and patient rooms.Assists the Registered Nurse with transport of patients to other departments.Assists with processing patient admissions, transfers and discharges. Assembles and maintains patient records and charts.Works with the House Supervisor in the coordination of bed assignments for patients to be admitted and reports information to the RN.Performs needed clerical tasks, including copying, filing, and ordering/stocking suppliesAssist with obtaining and documentation of vital signs and reports results to the RN and/or physician.Maintains accurate documentation within the patient's electronic health record compliant with HIPAA/Confidentiality regulations at all times.Maintains compliance with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information. Adheres to infection control policies and protocols for themselves and the patients. Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner. Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment.Respects cultural and religious practices of the patients.
Competency Based Essential FunctionsThe ER Technician may perform duties that are within their scope based on the regulations of the State Licensing Board.The following are tasks (but not limited to) frequently performed by the ER technician but he/she must have and show competency prior to performance:Obtaining 12-lead EKGs.Discontinuation of peripheral IVs Obtaining laboratory specimens.Maintenance and care of specimens for laboratory analysisAssistance with wound care/dressings, casting, splinting and educating patients on use of crutches. Monitoring of patients in restraints 1:1 monitoring of patients - Sitters competencyPerformance of Point of Care Testing. -Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities with and without notice.To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.