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Emergency Department Technician

  • Job ID: 338945177
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: evening/night shifts with rotation
  • Shift: Evening Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Emergency Dept
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Emergency Department Technician
1.0 full time, evening/night shifts with rotation (40 hours/week)
Union position:  AFSCME
Posted:  10/28/2020

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to utilize your skills for a world-class healthcare organization?  If you have completed coursework for an LPN, MA, Surgical Tech, or Paramedic program, apply now to be considered for UPMC Altoona's Emergency Department Technician role!

In our Emergency Department, we have an experienced emergency and trauma team consisting of doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff delivering excellent care.

UPMC Altoona's Emergency Department offers comprehensive care for minor and major injuries, illnesses, and serious traumas — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Emergency Department is a 51 bed facility (4 trauma bays included) as we are a Level 2 trauma center. Our specially trained experts provide emergency treatments and access to a wide variety of care for patients experiencing life-threatening: trauma, heart attack, and stroke along with utilizing the UPMC Stroke Telemedicine Program.

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

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: 
  • Adapt to constant change inherent in healthcare.
  • Maintain good working relationships with the Medical Staff, Administration and other departmental personnel who are involved in the care of patients.
  • Exercise skills in nursing and technology.
  • 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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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