Job Description

Job Title: Emergency Department Technician
Job ID: 618524
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours: Evening with Rotation
Shift: Evening
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Emergency Dept
Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601

Description

Flex Full Time - Evening/Rotation

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted:  9/13/2017

 

Purpose:
Provides direct patient care and other related activities in accordance with level of education, responsible to clinical manager for the environment and physical management of patient to which assigned, and for factual observation and the reporting and recording of pertinent information.

Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to universal precautions and complies established occupational exposure policies.
  • Assists RN/physician in the admission of patient - orients patient to their surroundings, transfers patient, assists in discharging.
  • Assists patient in bed, turning, lifting, positioning, and ambulating.
  • Assists with treatment as directed, such as foley cath, cath irrigations and care, oral tracheal/nasal suctioning, enemas, dressing changes, perineal care, etc. in accordance with level of training and direction, assists with throracotomies, chest tube insertions and other procedures regarding trauma, EKG's , immobilization, oxygen, and suturing.
  • Calls for patient in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort; adheres to instructions from Clinical Manager or physician and established routines.
  • Completes ongoing age specific and annual competency validation via defined mechanisms.
  • Maintains cubicle and equipment in an orderly fashion, cleans, restocks, and orders as necessary. Maintains instruments and trays .
  • Maintains proficiency/competency in patient care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the lab.
  • Observes, reports, and documents all unusual symptoms, condition changes, and care delivered as to DEM policy
  • Participates in patient care conferences providing input in patient care planning and in patient/family teaching, and in CPI processes.
  • Performs and records vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure and pulse oximetry).
  • Performs venipuncture and intravenous access
  • Responds effectively in emergency situations.
  • Utilizes restraints and protective mechanisms as due with documentation.

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required: High School Diploma, GED required. Successful completion of Licensed Practical Nurse course; Medical Assistant; Surgical Technician or Paramedic Program. Experience Required: Basic knowledge regarding care of patients and operation of monitors. Specific abilities: 1.Adapt to constant change inherent in healthcare. 2.Maintain good working relationships with the Medical Staff, Administration and other departmental personnel who are involved in the care of patients. 3.Exercise skills in nursing and technology. 4.Demonstrate a knowledge of supervisory techniques concerning the management of patients and personnel.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certification in BLS according to level of training CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Union Position: Yes

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