According to department policies/nursing care standards, the ED Technician functions as a member of the Patient Care Team to provide appropriate basic care to patients based on the ages of the patients served in the Emergency Department or Prompt Care area (age newborn through adult). This includes taking vital signs, performing 12 lead EKGs and cardiac monitoring, phlebotomy, bedside lab testing, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and assisting patients with activities of daily living, specimen collection including assisting with pelvic exams, basic respiratory therapy, wound care, performing CPR and observing patients for physical/emotional changes. Records pertinent information in patient charts and communicates with other patient care team members to ensure continuity of care. Duties also include transporting patients on stretcher or by wheelchair to other departments, stocking supplies and housekeeping duties. The following are general characteristics of this job, although duties may vary by assigned shift.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Must hold a current CNA &/or EMT (of any level of training) licensure in the State of Illinois
Must obtain and maintain certifications in BLS CPR, CPI (Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention), and Decontamination Training
Interpersonal skills necessary to comfort patients, family members and/or significant others; and to communicate effectively with other patient care providers.
Analytical ability necessary to prioritize work load.
Must complete annual training on Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulated Hazardous Waste.
Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.
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