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Providence Health & Services Emergency Department Technician in Mission Hills, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Emergency Department Technician (Full time/Variable shift) to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

We are seeking a Emergency Department Technician under the general supervision of the Emergency Department Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, or Resource Nurse, who will perform basic emergency medical/trauma procedures and patient care as directed. Demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to assigned age-specific patient population (e.g., infants, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics), and participates in related continuing education.

The Emergency Service Technician will perform basic emergency medical/trauma procedures and patient care as directed under RN/MD supervision. The EST demonstrates proficiency in delivering care to assigned age-specific patient population (e.g., infants, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics), and participates in related continuing education.

In this position you will:

  • Implement and maintain established department, unit, and hospital policies, procedures, and objectives as well as improving organization performance, patient/customer safety, environmental, and infection control policies. Cooperate with other personnel to achieve department objectives and maintain good employee relationships

  • Assist attending physicians, patients, and families as needed in times of stress or crisis

  • Maintain a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards

  • Perform basic nursing procedures for medical and trauma patients including: thermal applications, non-sterile soaks, application of simple dressings, perineal care, stool, and urine collection

  • Perform initial and updated vital signs, pulse oximetry, application of cardiac monitoring, and provide nursing staff with pain assessment and reassessment on medical/trauma patients

  • Clean and prepare rooms in between procedures and after terminal cleaning. Monitors and restocks room supplies

  • Responsible for cleaning and maintaining radio room and employee lounge

  • Responsible for cleaning and maintaining dirty utility room. Including setting up instrument soaking trays, facilitating the return of dirty food trays and backboards

  • Opens sterile supplies and sets up for and assists with medical and trauma procedures

  • Answer patient call lights and assist patient with their needs

  • Enter orders and arrange for patients' ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services when covering for unit clerks for breaks and/or sick calls/vacations

  • Admit patients and arrange emergency/trauma procedures and other services

  • Photocopy information, files information, answer the telephone, take messages, and direct calls

  • Ensure accurate maintenance of patients' medical records and that patient records are treated as confidential information.

  • Call in personnel replacements.

  • Orient, instruct, and train assigned personnel.

  • Requisitions supplies and equipment maintenance and repair services and prepare related forms. Keeps stock and equipment inventories

  • Assist nursing staff with clerical duties related to procedures such as admission, discharge, transfer, and death

  • Perform electrocardiograph examinations with portable equipment in patient rooms

  • Submit ECGs to physician for interpretation

  • Perform splinting of medical/trauma patients as directed by the physician

  • Prepare Aftercare Instructions, and retrieves appropriate teaching literature from Micromedex

  • Assist resource and triage nurse with patient flow and room assignments for patients being brought into the department by ambulance personnel

  • Facilitate patient flow in the Emergency Department by bringing patients into the ED after triage and placing them in a patient room based on their chief complaint for assessment by physician

  • Perform daily check list and crash cart check of rooms and equipment

  • Assist pastoral care with crisis intervention for families of trauma (medical patients as well as deaths)

  • Assist trauma team with nursing/ medical/ and life saving interventions during the care of trauma patients

  • When multiple trauma patients are in the department, floats between trauma patients to assist RN with tasks

  • Accompany and assist nursing personnel with trauma patients that arrive by helicopter

  • Transport patients to patient room and to testing areas (i.e., X-ray)

  • Assist RN with transport of critical and trauma patients to ICU/surgery and to procedures

  • Assist staff with post mortem care

  • Participate in educational programs and in-service meetings

  • Attend meetings as required

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of EMT-1 Training program or Clinical experience

  • MOAB I / II within 30 to 150 days of hire

  • Current BLS-HCP- Basic Life Support- for Healthcare Providers- American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC)- CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer accepted on hire until card expiration date

  • Los Angeles County Fire Card required within 30 days of hire

  • EMT Certification: Current LA County EMT-1 Certificate

  • Good oral, written communication skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • Good physical assessment skills

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • National Registry of EMT certification

  • 1 year patient care or clinical experience

  • Experience in an emergency room setting

About the hospital you will serve.

Nationally recognized for clinical excellence and trauma care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center is a 377-bed, level II trauma center in Mission Hills, California. We are the only Magnet®Designated Hospital in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Holy Cross also has been recognized this year by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Los Angeles. As our reputation for excellence grows, so does our facility. We have recently expanded our medical center with the addition of a new 138-bed patient care wing. This expansion has made Providence Holy Cross Medical Center one of the largest hospitals serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: California-Mission Hills

Req ID: 249897

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