Emergency Technician

Owensboro Health - Owensboro, KY, 42303, US
April 23, 2021
Job SummaryAssists the department staff by performing assigned duties.Job ResponsibilitiesGreets and identifies patients upon entrance to department as directed.Provides direction and information to patients and guests.Contributes to the assessment of patients by collecting data for review by a nurse.Assists clinicians with the care of patients and performs ongoing patient assessments as directed.Performs electrocardiograms (EKGs) and submits results for interpretation according to established policies and procedures.Assists nursing staff to identify physical, psychosocial, age-specific, and cultural considerations of each patient.Reports abnormal assessment findings or changes in physical, mental, and emotional conditions to nursing staff.Performs venipuncture on patients of all age groups and other specimen collection with proper therapeutic skills according to procedures as directed.Assists with keeping patient rooms stocked, clean, and orderly.Assists with administrative duties including communicating with providers and external facilities, arranging transport, printing discharge instructions and other duties as directed.May transport patients by utilizing safe lifting techniques and appropriate assistive devices.Demonstrates flexibility in staffing to meet needs of unit and hospital; accepts assignments to work in other areas as needed.QualificationsHigh school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hireA minimum of 6 months' experience in direct patient care setting requiredBLS - Certified as a Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider required within 90 days of employment in this position ANDEMT or SRNA - Certified Emergency Medical Technician or certified as State Registered Nurse Assistant in the state of Kentucky preferred; required in lieu of experience requirementSkills and AttributesRequires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.Works under minimal supervision.Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Physical DemandsStanding: FrequentlyWalking: FrequentlySitting: OccasionallyLifting 0-25 lbs: FrequentlyLifting 25-75 lbs: RarelyLifting over 75 lbs: RarelyCarrying 0-25 lbs: FrequentlyCarrying 25-75 lbs: RarelyCarrying over 75 lbs: RarelyPushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: FrequentlyPushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: FrequentlyPushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: FrequentlyClimbing: OccasionallyBending/Stooping: FrequentlyKneeling: OccasionallyCrouching/Crawling: OccasionallyReaching: FrequentlyTalking: FrequentlyHearing: FrequentlyRepetitive Foot/Leg Movements: RarelyRepetitive Hand/Arm Movements: FrequentlyKeyboard Data Entry: FrequentlyRunning: OccasionallyVision: Depth Perception: FrequentlyVision: Distinguish Color: FrequentlyVision: Seeing Far: FrequentlyVision: Seeing Near: FrequentlyOwensboro Health Core CommitmentsINTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers.RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community.TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future.INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health.SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do.EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service. Employment Type: OTHER