ED Technician - ED / Cascade
Skagit Regional Health Arlington, WA
Job Category CNA/LPN/MA Position ED Technician - ED / Cascade Req Code 13900 Location Cascade Valley Hospital Job Summary MISSION: To improve the health of our community, serving with compassion and respect, one person at a time. VISION: Working together, Skagit Regional Health will transform healthcare by improving access, service, quality and efficiency in support of our goal of a healthier community. The information described in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Essential Functions Assists in diagnostic x-ray with patient transfers and transport as well as sitting with selected patients that cannot be left unattended. Stands by for exams requiring second person as witness or patient advocate as deemed appropriate by physician i.e.: pelvic, rectal, sexual assault exams. Assists ED personnel as needed, performs basic ED skills, as outlined in unit skills list. Collect specimens using correct techniques and protocols for handling. Participates as an active member of the patient care team, including participation in timely change of shift report. Assists in room and stretcher preparation, restocking linen and emptying kick buckets as needed. Answers phones appropriately. Takes and relays messages. Follows protocol and directs calls as appropriate. Maintains department records in an accurate manner. Assists co-workers as required in providing quality and responsive patient care. Maintains patient board for accuracy, when downtime procedures in place. Transfers patients from location to location using appropriate methods and assistive devices. Keeps all areas clean and orderly. Maintains patient comfort, privacy and safety at all times. Takes and records vital signs including height/weight as directed. Demonstrates a working knowledge of equipment specific to assigned area, including maintenance and cost to patient and hospital. Completes the proper maintenance/ engineering repair form for faulty equipment. Assists Emergency Department personnel as needed by stocking and cleaning rooms, locating transporting supplies. Assembles appropriate equipment for procedures utilizing sterile technique. Perform EKGs on patients of all ages. Recognizes and reports abnormal signs and symptoms to RN/MD. Maintain ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office (Outlook) and department specific software applications to perform work. Communicate effectively and cooperatively in the workplace. Actively contribute to the achievement of Quality Improvement and Lean Process Improvement activities. Complete all mandatory learning requirements in a timely manner. Maintain current licensure and/or certification as required. Attend and actively participate in all department, team and/or committee meetings. Comply with all Skagit Regional Health, department and location specific policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor or designee. Education High School diploma or GED required. Experience/Training Minimum (6) months previous related experience preferred. License/Certification Washington State CNA license required or Washington State NAR license required (with proof of successful completion of EMT training). American Heart Association BLS required. MA-P (Medical Assistant – Phlebotomy) required. Required to complete MA-P license training and apply for MA-P license within 30 days of hire and continuing in the position is contingent on obtaining this license timely. Other Qualifications Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required. Must be able to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications to perform work. Well developed problem solving and analytical skills required. Must be able to effectively prioritize workload amongst frequent interruptions with competing priorities. Knowledge of the healthcare environment and transport equipment required. Ability to coordinate work schedule with requirements of position (may include overtime and weekend work).