Emergency Department Technician

The University of Kansas Health System - Kansas City, KS (30+ days ago)4.1


Overview
The University of Kansas Health System is a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis. We are driven by our commitment to service, to continuous improvement and to the highest degree of excellence. Every member of our team shares an unwavering commitment to put patients first. We offer a wide array of career opportunities, along with competitive pay and outstanding benefits. We invite you to join us as we continue to advance the power of academic medicine.

Position Summary/Career Interest
We are currently hiring for an Emergency Department Technician.

The Emergency Department Technician provides advanced nursing assistive care to patients in the Emergency Department in a variety of ED settings including triage, trauma, and general patient care. Assists the nurse in carrying out a plan of care by completing delegated tasks as assigned, maintaining clinical and technical competencies, and utilizing resources appropriately. Demonstrates exemplary teamwork, critical thinking skills, and communication with other members of the healthcare team to ensure safe, effective, and quality patient care. Works under the direction of an RN within the ED Technician scope of practice, maintaining professionalism at all times.

This department is the only nationally verified Level 1 Trauma Center in the Greater Kansas City area. As a result, our nurses work in an exciting and fast-paced environment. Our 43 bed state-of-the-art facility, located on the ground floor of the Center for Advanced Heart Care, allows us to treat patients who have the most serious injuries and illnesses. With patient volumes over 55,000 patients per year there is never a dull moment. Opportunities to be involved in trauma, triage, stroke, chest pain and emergency preparedness committees allow our staff opportunities for continued advancement.

Responsibilities

Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
Assists nurses and other healthcare providers with direct patient care as delegated or assigned, and offers unsolicited assistance for help.
Assists organizational EVS employees with room turn-over and preparation for patient care areas for additional patients.
Completes delegated tasks in a timely manner.
Employs strategies to promote health in a safe environment and ensures patient safety.
Ensures excellent communication with all other staff members and team members by carrying a radio at all times, and rapidly responding to all requests for assistance.
Ensures that all interventions and/or patient interactions are appropriately documented in the patient’s medical record.
Ensures that the Emergency Department maintains an adequate level of supplies on a daily basis, stocks patient care areas as needed, and actively assists in obtaining needed supplies.
Ensures that the work environment is clean and tidy, and without clutter.
Maintains exceptional phlebotomy skills including obtaining and labeling specimens without difficulty and per hospital policy (excluding intravenous catheter access).
Participates in the department Haz-Mat training and maintains competency to appropriately don and doff all Haz-Mat materials, as well as participate in decontamination of any contaminated patients.
Performs assigned clinical duties such as EKG completion, patient registration, patient transportation, point-of-care testing, and ensures that all results are documented and reported to the appropriate healthcare provider.
Qualifications

Required:
High School Diploma

EMT – Any level, Paramedic or LPN active upon hire

BLS Certification