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Steward Health Care System ER Tech - 1st/2nd Shift - 40 hours in Fall River, Massachusetts

Job Summary:

The Emergency Room Technician performs various patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients, under the ultimate direction and supervision of a registered nurse.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates patient care activities for all ER patients including: departmental flow, logging, setup for procedures, documentation, discharge instructions, and coordination of other professional services as directed.

  • Removes sutures/staples after the wound is assessed by the physician.

  • Applies slings, ace wraps, cervical collars, wrist and knee immobilizers.

  • Applies posterior splints to include, but not limited to: sugar tong splints, thumb spica splints, ulnar gutter splints when directed by the physician.

  • Measures patients for crutches.

  • Performs skin scrubs on dirty wounds prior to laceration repair.

  • Provides wound care, applications of OTC ointments, Gelfoam, Silvadene, and applies aseptic or sterile dressings.

  • Assist with gastric lavage as directed.

  • Performs EKGs on critical and non-critical patients.

  • Performs phlebotomy on patients.

  • Determines a patient's oxygen saturation by using a pulse oximeter.

  • Documents vital signs and all interventions on Emergency Department Clinical Record and signs full name.

  • Considers age specific needs according to scope of service: Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric.

  • Initiates crutch walking teaching.

  • Reviews preprinted instructions with patients and refers all questions to the physicians.

  • Sets up sterile instruments for procedures, being aware of applying sterile technique and its principles.

  • Rinse, reassemble, and make ready Central Supply equipment for return to CSR.

  • Orders, maintains, keeps track of inventory of ER supplies.

  • Applies safety principles in testing and maintaining oxygen tanks.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma.

  • More than one year's experience, as a technician, in an emergency room preferred.

  • Previous phlebotomy experience and/or EKG experience preferred.

  • Basic computer literacy and BLS required.

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