Emergency Department Technician

Wellstar Health System, Inc. Lagrange, GA
Overview

At WellStar we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

The Emergency Department (ED) Tech Level I is a multi-skilled caregiver who functions under the direction of the professional Registered Nurse. Provides safe, age-appropriate care to the patient by performing the following patient care functions and technical procedures: vital signs, 12-lead EKG, bedside blood sugar testing, superficial wound care, oral suctioning, splint application, instruction of safe ambulation with crutches. Must understand and practice aseptic technique when require: urethral catheterization, sterile tray preparation, dressing applications and all phlebotomy. Must be able to operate and observe cardiac monitors to ensure recognition of arrhythmias (site specific ED), as well as operate pulse oximetry monitors. Requires knowledge of all specialty instruments and trays, including trauma resuscitation equipment and set-up, ENT trays, special procedure trays. Transports patients, unit supplies, equipment, and patient medications. Assures patient care area is appropriately stocked with supplies. Monitors patients in restraint/seclusion and documents observations. Performs other duties deemed necessary to ensure delivery of patient care.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education: High School graduate or equivalent.

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: See experience below

Required Minimum Experience: Certified nursing assistant certification, graduate of an accredited Emergency Medical Technician program or a nursing student who has successfully comopleted the "Fundamentals of Nursing course" in an accredited nursing program. Other experience may be considered at the Directors discretion. One year of patient care experience in physician's office, pre-hospital or acute care setting preferred. Paramedic or EMT-A preferred.

Required Minimum Skills: Effective communication skills (verbal and written) required. Proficiency with desktop computer required. Demonstrate willingness to be a team-player and a self-starter required. Proficiency obtaining vital signs using manual processes required.

For Direct Patient Care positions, Indicate American Heart Association or American Academy of Pediatrics certification required:

BLS (Basic Life Support)

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