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PeaceHealth Emergency Department Technician II in Springfield, Oregon

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Emergency Department Technician II for a Full Time, Night position. Hourly compensation starts at $19.16, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for performing direct patient care activities within his/her scope of practice under the direction of Physician in the Emergency Department.They will assist the nursing staff in providing high quality and compassionate care for patients to promote a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families and all member of the care delivery team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Participate in patient care in collaboration with and supervised by RN: which may include vital signs; IV starts; blood draws; document on flow sheet; communicate with patient and family; set-up and assist with procedures; clean and dress wounds; splinting; assist with airway management; initiate cardiac monitoring; may be required to perform emergency defibrillation; point of care testing; patient transport; patient discharge.

  • 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.Room set-up.

  • Performs clerical and communication functions to support departmental operations and patient care.

  • Order entry and results retrieval in the computer system.

  • Document patient care in health care record according to standards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • OR:Graduate of EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic certification course required.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Experience in the pre-hospital or emergency department setting preferred.

  • Successful completion of ED orientation/training and standard competencies.

  • 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:

  • OREGON ONLY: Current state EMT-Intermediate (EMT—I) or EMT-Paramedic (EMT-P) certification required.

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at time of hire.

  • ACLS certification required within 6 months of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Completion of ED specific competency-based education

  • IV Skills

  • Phlebotomy

  • Strong communication 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.

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Oregon West Network – Sacred Heart Medical Center (University or RiverBend):

  • ACLS certification required at date of hire.

Oregon West Network – Sacred Heart Medical Center – RiverBend:

  • Will NOT perform emergency defibrillation.

PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS – RIVERBEND

  • 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).

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

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

REQNUMBER: 1179

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