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Emergency Department Technician II

Camden, SC

Job Description Summary

The Emergency Department Technician II reports to the Nurse Manager. Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Emergency Department Technician III performs multi-skilled activities to support a decentralized patient-centered approach to patient care and achieve desired outcomes.

Entity

Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Cost Center

CC001397 KER - Emergency Department (KMC)

Pay Rate Type

Hourly

Pay Grade

Health-20

Scheduled Weekly Hours

36

Work Shift

Job Description

Hours Per Week: 36


FLSA Status:
Hourly

The Emergency Department Technician II reports to the Nurse Manager. Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Emergency Department Technician III performs multi-skilled activities to support a decentralized patient-centered approach to patient care and achieve desired outcomes.

  • Observes cardiac monitors. Notifies nurse of changes.
  • Documents all abnormal rhythms.
  • Assists RN in general evaluation of patients.

• Takes vital signs (temperature, pulses, respirations and blood pressure measurements). • Reports any changes in patients condition to RN.

  • Completes rhythm summary and tapes strips to appropriate form.
  • Takes post procedure vital signs.
  • Assisting the RN in skin assessment.
  • Provide the duties of direct nursing care that does not require a licensed nurse to perform for infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Collects specimens to include blood, urine and stool. Transports same to lab.
  • Demonstrates competency in performing EKG's after completing appropriate training.
  • Escorts patients as needed.
  • Places telemetry leads appropriately.
  • Assist in processing admissions, transfers and discharges.
  • Performs urinary catheterizations.
  • Assists patients in elimination needs.
  • Administers enemas not involving medications.
  • Simple wound care and dressings.
  • Staple/suture removal.
  • Oral/nasal suctioning.
  • Monitoring drainage from drainage devices, including chest tubes, Jackson Pratt drains, etc.
  • Transcribes doctors orders promptly and accurately.
  • Maintains supply inventory and notifies appropriate person/manager of special order items to be restocked.
  • Serves as liaison between nurses and admitting concerning availability of beds, transfer of patients and gathering information about incoming patients.

Minimum Training and Education:

High School diploma or GED AND certification from the state of South Carolina as an EMT with a minimum of one year of patient care experience in an emergency department, step down or critical care unit or as a pre hospital provider with EMS agency; experience in a military medical occupational specialty; or 2 semesters of college from an accredited college/university in a health or science major and one year of acute care experience in hospital.

Staff hired prior to November 13, 2016 are grandfathered in terms of education and experience, and therefore are competent to perform their duties and responsibilities. Possess ability to understand and implement a variety of detailed instructions in the execution of therapeutic procedures and ability to make accurate physical observation of patients. Must have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Basic computer skills required. Basic life support required. Within three months of hire date, must successfully pass the on-line course modules, phlebotomy training and skills validation for basic and advanced skills, TACT training, and EKG training. Passing requires achieving an 80% passing rate on each test in two attempts or will result in separation from employment. Maintain MUSC Hazmat and TACT trainings. Staff must also attend the BURN class, HRID training and maintain competences as well as attend monthly trauma meetings. Successful completion of the Emergency Department Technician unit specific training and competency demonstration is required within the first six months of employment or will result in separation of employment. Position may require working irregular hours under stressful conditions, rotating shifts, holidays, and weekends. Failure to abide by MUHA policies are subject to disciplinary action, including termination. Positions within the Emergency Department require a copy of academic degree or transcript.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Required License Certification and Registration: High School Diploma. BLS certification with Red Cross or AHA. Certification from the state of South Carolina as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 15 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 15 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) *Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Frequent) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Frequent) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)*

Additional Job Description

Minimum Training and Education:

High School diploma or GED AND certification from the state of South Carolina as an EMT with a minimum of one year of patient care experience in an emergency department, step down or critical care unit or as a pre hospital provider with EMS agency; experience in a military medical occupational specialty; or 2 semesters of college from an accredited college/university in a health or science major and one year of acute care experience in hospital.

If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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