Emergency Services Tech
Company: Legacy Health
Posted on: September 15, 2020
Emergency Services Tech
Job ID: 20-13370Type: Regular Full-TimeSalmon Creek Medical Ctr
An emergency medical situation is unsettling for patients and their
loved ones. As part of a specialty team you will ease fears while
providing exceptional care under fast-paced conditions. If you want
to use your talents and compassion to make a difference in the
lives of children and adults in an emergency setting, we invite you
to consider joining Legacy.
As a member of the healthcare team, the Emergency Services
Technician assists the Licensed Independent Practitioner (L.I.P.),
R.N. and Unit Secretary. The position is an integral part of the
team approach to patient care and performs those tasks that
contribute to the smooth and efficient flow of patients through the
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland plays a vital role
as a local and regional leader in serious clinical illness or
injury. With around-the-clock expertise for critical health issues,
including experts in trauma, heart care, burns, significant wounds,
stroke, brain surgery and more, Legacy Emanuel is central to the
health of our community and critical to the care of the
PATIENT CARE : Provides patient care to newborn, child, adult and
geriatric patients as delegated by and under the supervision of a
Follows established standards in providing patient care.
Organizes care with consideration of patient and unit
Provides comfort measures, e.g. positioning, extra
Provides for safety through use of low bed position, side rails,
restraints as ordered, adequate lighting, slippers, identification
of hazards, assisted ambulation.
Assists Licensed Independent Practitioners with routine exams, e.g.
positioning of patient to listen for breath sounds, etc., and
Obtains vital signs as directed by RN.
Sets up equipment (e.g., suture tray, suction) as directed per RN
utilizing proper technique.
Applies principles of body mechanics when positioning,
transferring, and ambulating patients.
Assists with the transportation of patients.
May assist under the direction of charge nurse with chest
compressions during CPR. May assist with application of EKG
electrode placement, pulse oximetry placement, etc., as directed by
Performs 12 lead EKG after orientation to equipment and
Performs point of care lab testing and quality controls after
orientation to equipment and procedure.
Performs phlebotomy lab specimen collection after orientation to
equipment, procedures and demonstrated competency.
May perform orthopedic splinting after orientation to supplies and
procedures, and as directed by an RN or Licensed Independent
May perform wound preparations and application of simple dressings
after orientation to equipment and procedures and as directed by a
RN. (In Oregon only)
Assists with the discharge of patients which may include
reinforcement of discharge teaching done by RN.
Records and circulates during trauma resuscitations after proper
education and demonstrated competencies.
COMMUNICATION : Uses appropriate communication skills in dealing
with patients, visitors, EMS personnel, hospital personnel.
Communicates pertinent information regarding patients to
Seeks assistance in understanding patient behavior.
Accurately documents patient belonging list using appropriate forms
Establishes rapport with patients, families, visitors, and other
Gives directions to patients, families, and visitors in a courteous
and clear manner.
Identifies administrative lines and reports pertinent information
to the appropriate individual(s).
ENVIRONMENTAL DUTIES : Demonstrates responsibility and
accountability for maintenance and safety of unit equipment and
Maintains the patient care area:
Prepares areas for patient arrival.
Provides needed decontamination of rooms and supplies in
conjunction with housekeeping utilizing universal precautions.
Follows established procedures for protection of self and others in
handling bodily substances utilizing universal precautions.
Keeps dirty utility room, kitchen, and lounge neat and orderly in
conjunction with other Emergency Department members.
Empties laundry and trash containers as needed and at the end of
Distributes linen and MSO supplies and actively reports inability
to do so to next oncoming shift.
Cleans patient care areas after patient discharge and prepare for
Transports specimens to the lab using universal precautions.
Transports prescriptions to and from pharmacy, delivering filled
prescriptions to RN.
Cross trains to unit secretary role for back-up and meal relief. To
receive orientation to this early in training period.
Maintains an awareness of equipment operation and arranges for
needed repair or reports to appropriate personnel.
Demonstrates effective and efficient use of supplies and
EDUCATION : Demonstrates and maintains active working knowledge of
the Credentialing competencies for Emergency Services Techs. There
will be a three-month leeway between time of hire and mandatory
completion of competencies which will be turned in to nurse
Participates in educational process for self and others.
Assists with orientation of new employees as delegated.
Supports and may participate in education process of students.
Assesses self-learning needs and participates in educational
programs to increase competence and meet personal needs and
Attends and participates in meetings and committees as
Completes all required in-services on fire, safety, infection
control, etc. as mandated by hospital policy.
PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR : Demonstrates professionalism in appearance
Complies with standards regarding dress and behavior.
Demonstrates promptness and dependability.
Completes delegated activities without continual supervision.
Demonstrates respect for patients' privacy and individual
Is friendly and cooperative.
Maintains knowledge of and complies with standards.
Accepts appropriate additional responsibilities willingly as
directed by RN/charge nurse. Has self-direction and initiation
keeping the holistic needs of the department in view.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Previous patient care experience in an Emergency environment and/or
with children strongly preferred.
Basic medical terminology. Computer familiarity. Able to work in a
fast-paced environment with ability to prioritize multiple
LEGACY'S VALUES IN ACTION:
Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
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