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Emergency Department Technician-36hr at Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Emergency Department Technician-36hr

Connecticut Children's Medical Center Hartford, CT Part Time

SUMMARY

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is a leading pediatric academic medical center consistently ranked by our peers as among the best children's hospitals in the nation. As the only free-standing hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the health and well-being of children, we are dedicated to delivering advanced pediatric care in a family-focused, comfortable setting.

Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, as part of an inpatient/hospital unit, performs a variety of routine direct patient care as well as environmental and administrative support activities to promote the health, safety and comfort of patients and families. All patient care and support activities are completed in accordance with CCMC and unit policies and procedures.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES DIRECT PATIENT CARE - Provides direct patient care (as defined by unit) that addresses the population-

specific needs of the patients on the unit. Activities may include any of the following:

Assist patient with feedings and personal care (e.g. hygiene, ambulating and activities of daily living, etc.);

Obtain vital signs, temperature, weight, height, head circumference or other patient data as required;

Obtain and test specimens (e.g. blood glucose, urine, pharyngeal swabs, etc.; 1 and 2 step point of care

tests);

Apply splints and other orthopedic devices (slings, immobilizers); perform crutch walking instruction

Perform EKGs

Apply cardiac monitors, pulse oximetry, and non-invasive blood pressure cuffs

Transport patients; assist with patient admissions and discharges.

Discontinues indwelling saline locks/IV.

Performs basic wound care including wound cleansing, irrigation, and preparation for provider; applies and documents basic wound dressings.

Provide all levels of observations for behavioral health/psychiatric patients as delegated/ordered by LIP or RN.

Demonstrates an awareness of safety needs and a basic knowledge of medical terminology, infection control, risk management and environment of care policies in all interactions with patients/families.

Responds with tact and discretion to the needs of patients and families, and reports needs beyond the Emergency Department Technician skill level to the RN.

DOCUMENTATION - Accurately documents patient information on appropriate forms. Demonstrates basic data entry and data retrieval competency in electronic patient records and/or patient supply systems utilized on unit.

UNIT SUPPORT ACTIVITIES - Maintains appropriate inventories of unit supplies in patient rooms/bedside

stands; and in treatment, utility, medication and linen rooms.

* Cleans, maintains and inventories unit equipment.

* Performs quality control checks on equipment or supplies as directed by the RN.

*Utilizes all equipment appropriately, and notifies appropriate team members of equipment or facility

breakdown or damage. Assist with miscellaneous tasks, and transportation of medication (including

controlled substances) blood, equipment and supplies, as directed by the RN.

* Assist with routine clerical tasks.

Demonstrates knowledge of the population-specific differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families and co-workers.

Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the Connecticut Children's Medical Center STANDARDS.

High School Diploma, GED, or a higher level of education that would require the completion of high school, is required. EMT Basic, EMT-Intermediate, or EMT-Paramedic certification preferred.

Successful completion of PCA or nurse's aide training program or enrollment in program preferred.

Minimum of one year pediatric experience preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

 

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