Cone Health

ED Tech I WLCH Emergency Room

ID
2021-5749
Location
Wesley Long - Emergency Room
Work Location
US-NC-Greensboro
Division : Name
Wesley Long Hospital
Department : Name
WLCH-Emergency
Category
PATIENT CARE
Position Sub-Category
TECHNICIAN
Position Type
Benefit Eligible (12-39 hours/week)
Employment Type
Employee
Exempt/NonExempt
Non-Exempt
FTE
0.50
Work Hours
20
Provider Schedule (specific schedule)
11:00AM - 11:00PM
On call Required
No
Sub Category
Technician

Overview

Provides delegated patient care as directed by the Registered Nurse and Physician. This position serves the following patient age categories: neonatal, pediatrics, adolescent, adult and geriatric

Responsibilities


Performs direct patient care based on the requests and needs as specified by patient and family, being age appropriate.

* Anticipates and prioritizes patient need. Assists the nurse/or physician with procedures, surgical preps, wound care, clean and sterile dressings, urinary catheterizations, staple and suture removal. Provides immediate treatment of injuries including immobilization, hemorrhage control and infection control.

* Anticipates EDP needs to set up procedural trays( i.e. suture, hand, dental)

* Proficient in HazMat decontamination procedures.

* Obtains accurate vital signs and document timely.

* Reports findings outside normal parameters to nurse for appropriate intervention.

* Performs intentional hourly rounding and anticipates patient needs.

* Assists with admissions, transfers, and discharges to support patient throughput.

* Receives and responds to nurse delegation. Works with nurse to set priorities when receiving multiple requests.

* Processes specimens, enters orders, maintain appropriate log and reports test results for procedures performed in the Mini Laboratory in ED

* Performs phlebotomy duties and ACCU Checks in accordance with unit and laboratory standards. Documents appropriately.

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Performs clerical activities

* Helps meet regulatory compliance standards; Refrigerator temps, track device day data, daily BCA checks, safety rounds, appropriate CHL audits.

* Makes sure fall risk patients have correct armbands and red socks, as well as correct signage and monitors bed alarm compliance.

* Maintains adequate paperwork concerning patient information (Patient logs, Patient Labels, Transfer/Admission logs) and communication with physician practices.

* Facilitates communication between disciplines (nurses, physicians, etc.)

* Maintains proper inventory levels on all supplies and other items necessary for the operation of the department

* Assists in maintaining unit inventory of supplies, equipment, nourishments, and instruments and office supplies.

* Requests supplies from portable equipment ? Compression Stockings, IV pumps, etc.

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Promotes a positive and efficient departmental atmosphere.

* Promotes patient satisfaction through personal interaction. (Patient rounding as appropriate.)

* Assists with lost or left behind patient belongings.

* Collaborates with EDP/RN and/or other licensed professionals regarding plan of care. Seen as a role model. Identifies and suggest resources to best meet the patient/department needs.

* Reports patient status, patient/family concerns or unsafe conditions, as occur.

* Responds to call lights/intercom/telephones.

* Directs questions and problems to appropriate person, recognizing the need to seek assistance when necessary.

* Provides assistance/support to patients and significant others.

* Assists with room assignments, transfers and discharges.

* Monitors patient activity on and off unit.

* Collects non-controlled medications, distributing to appropriate licensed personnel on the unit.

* Observes Video Surveillance cameras

* Communicates regarding equipment maintenance and repairs.

* Assists with maintaining a clean and safe environment.

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Demonstrates Personal accountability.

* Responds appropriately to emergency situations (Cone Health Codes) and demonstrates knowledge of how to respond.

* Always uses appropriate safety devices and techniques (examples: using safe lift equipment and needle safe devices; pushing carts; correctly lifting copy paper).

* Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals (including compliance with Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene, etc.).

* Identifies and reports safety hazards and incidents. Maintains secure areas per policy (carts, closets, etc.)

* Protects all confidential information and obeys all HIPAA regulations.

* Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures, including dress code.

* Documents time accurately using Kronos and not in corrective action for Kronos edits.

* Attends at least 50% of departmental staff meetings.

* Completes all departmentally required education, competencies, and/or proficiencies.

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Demonstrates Personal accountability:

* Responds appropriately to emergency situations (Cone Health Codes) and demonstrates knowledge of how to respond;

* Always uses appropriate safety devices and techniques (examples: using safe lift equipment and needle safe devices; pushing carts; correctly lifting copy paper);

* Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals (including compliance with Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene, etc.); Identifies and reports safety hazards and incidents. Maintains secure areas per policy (carts, closets, etc.);

* Protects all confidential information and obeys all HIPAA regulations; Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures, including dress code;

* Documents time accurately using Kronos and not in corrective action for Kronos edits;

* Attends at least 50% of departmental staff meetings;

* Completes all departmentally required education, competencies, and/or proficiencies.

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Attendance: Demonstrates compliance with Attendance Policy.

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Qualifications


EDUCATION:
High School Diploma or equivalent, Required

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum 6 months of relative experience, Required

Minimum of 6 months of relative experience/basic medical terminology/computer literacy required.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:
REQUIRED

EMT | Emergency Medical Technician

NAI | Nursing Assistant I

BLS (CPR)-American Red Cross or AHA Healthcare Provider

Current Nurse Aide I with the North Carolina Division of Facility Services and completion of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course with current NC certification.

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