EC Technician - Emergency Center
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
 Albany, GA

Job Summary

Assists professional nursing personnel in providing patient care in the Emergency Center to patients of all ages per EC scope. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate.

General requirements

  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
  • Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
  • Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
  • Must successfully complete the EC Tech program as assigned by supervisor.
  • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines

Working Conditions

  • General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
  • May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.
  • May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
  • May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
  • May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
  • May be scheduled as needed including overtime

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED (Required)
  • Vocational / Technical Degree in Patient Care Assistance, Emergency Medicine (Preferred)

Experience Requirements

  • 1 - 2 years Direct patient care experience in hospital setting(Preferred)
  • 1 - 2 years Acute Care and (or) Emergency Medicine Experience(Preferred)

General Skills

  • Organizational Skills,Communication Skills,Interpersonal Skills,Customer Relations,Grammar / Spelling,Read / Comprehend Written Instructions,Follow Verbal Instructions,Basic Computer Skills,General Clerical Skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Have near normal hearing; Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder/normal speaking voice
  • Have near normal vision: Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
  • Have good manual dexterity
  • Have good eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks/motion

Physical Demands

  • Occasionally within shift (1-33%) : Sitting,Climbing.
  • Frequently within shift (34-66%) : Bending/Stooping,Twist at waist,Pushing/Pulling,Lift/carry > 20 lbs with assistance,Reaching above shoulder,Lift/carry > 50 lbs with assistance,Lift/carry up to 20 lbs.
  • Continuously within shift (67-100%) : Standing,Walking.

Certifications and Licensures

  • Required Certifications/Licensures : Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Preferred Certifications/Licensures : Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA),Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).