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CMC - EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TECHNICIAN

Company: Conway Medical Center
Location: Conway
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Emergency Department Tech (EDT), under the direction of the Nurse, performs initial basic life support interventions (airway, breathing, and circulation) on emergency department patients presenting for care. The EDT initiates life-saving measures, i.e., opening an airway, hemorrhage control, chest compressions, stabilization of fractures, cervical spine alignment/protection. The EDT stabilizes and extricates injured patients from vehicles at the emergency department entrance, assists patients to and from vehicles and the emergency department, and acts as a liaison between the patient family/significant other and the members of the emergency staff by maintaining open communication regarding patient condition, changes in condition, patient complaints, status, progress, etc. The EDT transports patients from triage/waiting area to the treatment area in the emergency department at the request of the Nurse. Additionally, the EDT will perform EKG's and vital signs per policy and as directed by the nurse; assist patients with care needs; assist patients with requests for information; assist with labeling of specimens and making sure nurse or ED Tech receive specimen, hourly rounding for needs, comfort and pain rating. All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats. Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which will include "float" coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment. Qualifications Education and Experience: High school diploma required. Qualified as a ED Technician through one of nine ways required. Current South Carolina State Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA) or; A minimum of one year MST or Clinical secretary experience in a hospital setting or; Successful completion of Medical Assistant course or; Phlebotomy training and certification or; Successful completion of Dysrhythmia course and passing grade/certification or; EMT or Paramedic Certification or; Acceptance into an Accredited Nursing program and enrolled in the first semester coursework or; Successful completion of second year pre-med curriculum track or; A minimum of 1-year prior direct patient caregiver experience (Ie: home care, hospice, nursing home etc). Licensure/Certification/Registration: Basic Life Saving (BLS) Certification must be obtained within 90-days of employment. Special Skills: Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with nursing staff, physicians, department leadership, and other members of the patient care team form various departments. Exemplary core customer service skills of Excellence, Compassion, Healing, Teamwork, Stewardship, Innovation and integrity strongly required. Strong organizational skills required. Strong PC skills required. Strong verbal communication skills required. Working Conditions: Works with patients with all levels of anxiety, diagnosis and dispositions. Potential exposure to blood-borne and airborne pathogens. Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring. General working in the hospital-based setting with temperature controlled environment. Prolonged standing and walking required. Potential Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards Physical Demands: Must complete and successfully pass the CMC Physical Competency Assessment at a "MEDIUM" overall rating (post offer tested by CMC Rehab Department) The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Physical Requirements: Medium - While performing the duties of this job, for about one-third (1/3) expect to exert 20-35 pounds of force, for about two-thirds (2/3) exertion up to 15 pounds of force, and less than 5 pounds of force constantly to safely perform the essential functions of the job. Some of the physical tasks include but not limited to lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending/squatting, reaching, standing, walking and sitting.

Keywords: Conway Medical Center, Wilmington , CMC - EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TECHNICIAN, Engineering , Conway, North Carolina

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