Texas General Hospital
  • - EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
  • Grand Prairie, TX, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The ED Technician is responsible for all departmental functions in support of the hospital mission, vision, and facility goals. The ED Technician assists with basic patient care based on individual patient needs within his/her scope of practice under direct supervision of the registered nurse. This position maintains effective working relationships with all customers including patients/families, physicians, employees, volunteers and vendors.

  • Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a registered nurse and/or licensed vocational nurse. 
  • Provides for personal care and comfort.  Assist with a safe and clean environment. 
  • Maintains equipment and supplies. 
  • Follows directions from physicians and nursing staff. 
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.      
  • Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards.
  • Takes vital signs and reports abnormal results immediately to the registered nurse.
  • Performs EKG's and sets up oxygen per physician's order/protocol.
  • Receives and carries out instructions accurately and promptly.
  • Transports patients as necessary.  Assists with moving, ambulating and lifting patients.
  • Documents patient care performed in the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Maintains patient comfort and privacy. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety.
  • Maintains and prepares room between patients/procedures.  Assists with preparation of equipment for procedures.
  • Monitors stock and restocks supplies as needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a multidisciplinary team member, supporting and assisting team members in all activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

Licenses and Certification: Certification as an EMT - Paramedic required, or completion of the first semester of an accredited ADN or BSN nursing school to include a Nursing Fundamentals course. Current BLS, ACLS, PALS required.

 

Education, Vocational Training, and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent with additional specialized training in clinical care.  Minimum of one (1) year experience in a hospital or clinic setting preferrred.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures.

Knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. 

Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred.

Ability to work with other members of the healthcare team to meet patient needs. 

Ability to interact in a positive manner and to communicate well with patients, families, co-workers, employees, supervisor and other hospital employees.

Assists with patient assessment and care planning.

Assists patients in meeting nutritional and elimination needs.

Assists patients with mobility.

Assists patients with personal hygiene and grooming.

Assists with patient comfort and anxiety relief.

Assists in promoting patient safety and environmental cleanliness.

Assists with unit management and efficiency.

Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.

Obtains patient specimens and delivers to the laboratory.

Answers patient call lights, makes rounds to assigned patients.

Reports and when appropriate, records any changes observed in the condition or behavior of the patient.

Participates in patient care conferences.

Maintains a good working relationship with staff members and other departments of the facility.

Demonstrates the ability to write clear, concise notes, simple charting that reflects patient care given.

Adheres to policies and procedures of the Department of Nursing; standard precautions; patient care/safety and environment of care guidelines.

Orients new staff members to the patient care unit.

Demonstrates knowledge of occurrence reporting.

Demonstrates competence in recognizing and reporting victims of abuse according to established facility procedures and state/local laws.

Describes, locates and/or demonstrates knowledge of unit environment, unit organization, unit resources and unit routing.

Provides care appropriate to age of patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.

Performs other duties as assigned or requested within scope of training.

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