Providence Emergency Room Technician in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling an Emergency Room Technician - Emergency Services (0.9 FTE, Nights) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland , OR.
This position will work 12 hour night shifts with a 7pm start time and rotate every other weekend.
We are seeking a Emergency Room Technician - Emergency Services who will work closely with all members of the emergency team to provide direct patient care to optimize positive patient care outcomes. Assist the physician/nurse practitioner during procedures by providing the appropriate sutures, supplies, instruments, and equipment. Maintain proper sterile technique during the procedure.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Patient Care - Treatment Areas:
Take radio reports from incoming ambulances and assign to rooms based on acuity
Assist RN with incoming ambulances by preparing patients for physician/NP examinations, and taking initial vital signs
Prepare resuscitation rooms for incoming patients requiring resuscitation measures
Participate in resuscitation procedures by performing CPR including simple airway maintenance
Assist physician and RN in resuscitation procedures such as intubation, central line placement, defibrillation, and chest tube insertion, and external cardiac pacing
Obtain repeat vital signs
Procedures - Urology:
Insertion of Foley catheters
Insertion of Monotherm temperature catheters
Assist physicians including Urologists with procedures
Application of urinary leg bag
Note: Pediatric ER-Tech only assists with Urology procedures
*May NOT perform foley insertion on the following patients:
Patients with blood at the meatus
Patients with a history of prostate problems
Patients with a history of genitourinary surgery
Specialty catheters i.e. coudet
Procedures - Wound Care:
Assist with eye irrigation (excluding medication administration).
Simple wound compresses
Simple burn dressings
Assist surgeon with plastic procedures and tendon repair by holding retractors and cutting sutures as directed using proper sterile technique
Wound care to patients requiring steri strips
Apply pneumatic cuff to control arterial bleeding
Procedures - Clinical Testing:
Perform lab point of care tests: urine dip, urine pregnancy, and blood glucose
Patient ambulation to assess oxygen saturation
Patient ambulation to help establish disposition
Perform phlebotomy (Note: Pediatric ER-Tech does not perform phlebotomy)
Perform bladder scanning
Procedures - Orthopedics:
Apply appropriate plaster or fiberglass splints to stabilize extremity fractures.
Apply and size a number of orthopedic devices including post op shoes, knee and shoulder immobilizers, and ace wraps
Assist physicians in closed reductions
Apply external femoral traction
General Patient Care:
Assist patients with dressing, undressing, eating, and bathing
Physically secure violent patients needing restraint
Transport patients to all areas of the hospital
Education and Leadership:
Attend department meetings to stay informed and assist with issue resolution
Participate in committees and work groups
Attend required yearly education
Assist with training of new ED techs and employees
Demonstrate competency in the performance of procedures and information systems according to department policy
Demonstrate effective priority setting and organizational skills to promote department flow and cost efficiency
Utilize appropriate forms
Document pertinent patient care information accurately, legibly and concisely, according to department policy
Perform basic patient observation skills and reports significant abnormalities/changes to RN and/or physician/NP
Reinforce RN patient teaching in support of the interdisciplinary treatment plan
Demonstrate commitment to teamwork:
Contribute to the team to meet department needs
Offer assistance to others
Carry fair share of the workload
Coordinate patient care with other disciplines
Demonstrate knowledge and support of quality improvement goals
Contribute to resolving conflict:
Utilize problem solving skills to promote positive work environment
Seek assistance in resolving conflict when needed
Demonstrate department accountability:
Contribute to and attends 50-75% of department staff meetings (varies by facility)
Participate in department projects or committees
Use downtime productively
Complete charges correctly
Provide ongoing feedback to peers and completes peer review tools when requested
Utilize and maintains supplies to minimize waste and over use.
Accountable to department staffing needs:
Demonstrate flexibility and initiative to fill shifts cost effectively.
Contribute to unexpected staffing needs
Other duties as assigned including HEALTH UNIT COORDINATOR (HUC) as applicable. This position provides overall administrative and technical assistance and support in the operation of the ED. The Health Unit Coordinator’s duties fall within these main categories: clerical, communication and coordination of unit activities
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Current or previous EMT, Paramedic, Completion of Medical Assistant Program -OR- CNA certificate -OR- Skills acquired through military or surgical tech experience -OR- completion of ED tech residency program through Providence Oregon Emergency Services
Basic American Heart Association - Basic Life Support (AHA - BLS)
Prevention and Management of Assaultive Behavior (PMAB) Annually
One (1) Year relevant experience
Patient care -OR- clinical experience
Experience acquired during certification or licensure process, military experience as medical personnel or senior clinical nursing student
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Job Category: Other Healthcare Support
Req ID: 293293