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Northwell Health Emergency Department Technician - FT Day (Westchester) in Mount Kisco, New York

Req Number 003D2O

Job Description

Performs routine patient/resident care under the

supervision of Physicians, Surgeons Assistants and Nurses. Recognizes and

reports significant observations. Strives for a variety of opportunities to use

clinical skills, offer patient/family teaching and participate in a

multidisciplinary approach to care.

1.

Assists Physicians, Surgeons Assistants and Nurses, under

supervision, in a multitude of patient procedures including, but not limited

to, EKG's, phlebotomy, orthopedic splinting, cane and crutch preparation, CPR,

defibrillation, catheters, POC Testing/Glucose analyzer, obtaining and

recording vital signs and recognizing, reporting and assisting in resolution of

life-threatening conditions.

2.

Prepares set-up for procedures (i.e.

suturing, surgery, spinal taps, foley insertion, chest tube insertion, trauma

thoracotomy, lavage, slit lamp and orthopedic reduction).

3.

Maintains department equipment through

testing functions (i.e. cleaning/disinfection after use, set-up of Pleur-evac,

vents, Gomko and suction devices). Maintains knowledge of current Emergency

Department Technology.

4.

Assists in examination and management during procedures (i.e.

OB/GYN, neurological, respiratory, cardiac, emotional and behavioral, trauma

and overdose emergencies).

5.

Assists in transporting patients from vehicles, ambulance,

wheelchairs and beds utilizing proper inline stabilization, patient

positioning, body mechanics and application of extremity and spinal devices,

etc.

6.

Documents patient information necessary for admission, procedures,

discharge and transfers. Documents all procedures performed and obtains needed

medical records information for all healthcare team members.

7.

Assists the inventory Clerk/Transporters with general clerical

duties as needed (i.e. checking, ordering and/or stocking supplies in the

Emergency Department).

8.

Performs related duties as assigned.

*ADA Essential Functions

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Associated Degree, preferred.

  • Certificate by the New York State Department of Health as an EMT, required. AEMT certification, preferred.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, required, within one (1) year of employment.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in an acute hospital setting or related clinical experience, required.

  • Demonstrated competency in at least one of the following, preferred: Electrocardiogram (EKG) testing; venipuncture procedures; and/or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

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