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Beth Israel Lahey Health ED Tech (36-Hrs) Nights, Emergency Department in Winchester, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

36

Work Shift:

Rotating (United States of America)

Working under the direction of a registered nurse, this position contributes to the Hospital’s mission to care, heal and to excel in service to our community by performing procedures to provide emergency care, for the comfort and safety of patients. This clinical staff position will have an impact on the patient’s experience by facilitating excellent outcomes utilizing a collaborative team approach to patient care in the emergent care setting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience

Required: Must have/be one of the following:

Certified Nursing Assistant

Nursing student with completion of one medical-surgical clinical rotation

One year clinical care experience or equivalent education

One year clinical care experience, EMT or emergency room clinical experience

Preferred:

• High school diploma/equivalent strongly preferred

• Emergency patient care experience

• EKG experience

• Phlebotomy experience

Schedule: Three 12 hour shifts including every third weekend and holiday rotation

Job Description:

Hours: 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Shift Differentials:

  • Weekdays ( M-F) Base Pay (7a-3p) +$2.00 Evenings (3-11p), +$3.00 Nights (11p-7a)

  • Weekends (Sat & Sun) +$2.00 Days (7a-3p), +$4.00 Evenings (3-11p), +$5.00 Nights (11p-7a). (You must work four or more hours per shift to receive the differential).

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:

  • It exemplifies Winchester Hospital’s values and service excellence standards. It commits to making every encounter with our patients, patients’ families, co-workers, physicians, and other customers the best possible.

  • Compliance with all Winchester Hospital policies and the Code of Business Conduct. As required, maintains tuberculosis testing. Takes responsibility for own safety and the safety of patients, patients’ families, co-workers, physicians, and other customers.

  • Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the technician provides for the care, comfort, and safety of assigned patients. The technician performs phlebotomy and orthostatic blood pressure and collects specimens, EKGs, and glucometers. The technician observes patients and reports reactions or changes in condition to the assigned nurse.

  • Assist Registered nurses with undressing patients, cleaning wounds, and obtaining blood and urine specimens. Assist in holding pediatric and adult patients for IV starts, lumbar punctures, thoracentesis, chest tube insertion, epistaxis control, foreign body removal, etc. Respond to patients’ requests and/or call lights to determine patients’ needs and relay information to the assigned nurse.

  • Clean patients' rooms by disposing of linen, stocking supplies and linens, emergency equipment, and cleaning counter surfaces.

  • Provides essential emotional support to patient and family. Make periodic checks to solicit patient needs.

  • Transport patients by stretcher or wheelchair to and from Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology, or to the floors when admitted.

  • Assist in a patient's discharge by removing the IV, dressing the patient, and transferring the patient to the car when necessary.

  • Assists Physician and/or Registered Nurse in procedures including CPR, moderate sedation, casting, crutch fitting and walking, slings, various splints, knee immobilizers, soft/hard collars, shoulder immobilizers, clavicle splints, ortho shoes, and Jones dressing.

  • Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, insert a foley cath for a female or male patient and obtain a specimen. Assist the Registered Nurse in obtaining cath specimens for pediatric patients.

  • Responsible for setting up the sterile field for suture kits. Assist physicians with suturing adults and pediatric patients.

  • Assists physician with GYN exams and specimen collection. Maintains room with all GYN/Rectal equipment and supplies.

  • Covers for secretaries/liaisons when needed.

  • Close or one-to-one observation may occur on behavioral health patients or patients assessed as a safety risk.

Participates in the following:

a. Mandatory training requirements as per unit/hospital policies

b. Continuing education/in-services to enhance knowledge

c. Staff meetings

d. Performance improvement initiatives

e. Orientation of new staff, students, and/or volunteers

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

  2. C.N.A., a nursing student with two completed clinical rotations, EMT, or equivalent

experience. Experience working in an emergency department is preferred.

  1. Knowledge of basic medical terminology.

  2. Basic computer skills.

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Basic Life Support

AGE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Infant, Children, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND VISUAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Ability to stand for long periods.

  2. Ability to reach and grasp objects, lift and push heavy objects, and position and transfer patients.

  3. Ability to hear and communicate orally and in writing.

  4. Ability to proofread and check documents for accuracy.

  5. Ability to enter words and data into a computer.

  6. Ability to distinguish colors.

OSHA EXPOSURE: The job does involve possible exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

  1. Reports to the Assistant Nurse Manager.

  2. Not responsible for supervising the work of others.

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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