Emergency Department Tech - Emergency Department FT Peak

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Nov 23, 2022

Job Description

Under the supervision of a RN, the Emergency Department Technician works cooperatively with all team members to provide technical patient care services. The Emergency Department Technician assists nurses and physicians in the performance of their functions. The Emergency Department Technician is responsible for adhering to all standards of care and for promoting teamwork among coworkers.#LI-LP1 Core Competencies Collects, documents and ensures the data related to the health status of patients is communicated to the RN/MD and any changes that occur as soon as possible. Performs tasks/procedures as directed: Connects patients to bedside monitors, completes and orders 12 lead EKG's to be read by ED provider, collects and records Intake and Output. collects specimens for and completes point of care testing, completes quality control validation on all devices after appropriate validation. Recognizes abnormal findings from assessment and reports them immediately to ED provider, including but not limited to: Vital signs that are outside the normal range for age of the patient, deformities and swelling, changes in orientation status, acute changes in breathing patterns and/or pulse oximetry. Assists ED Provider with bedside procedures such as but not limited to Chest Tube insertion, Lumbar Puncture, Suturing, Splinting. Provides health care services in own job category to the following age groups as applicable to job functions and as appropriate in regularly assigned clinical areas: Infancy: birth - 1 year Toddler: 1 year - 3 years Pre-School: 3 years - 6 years School Age: 6 years - 12 years Adolescent: 12 years - 18 years Adulthood: 19 years - 64 years Older Adult: 65 years > Applies warm and cold compresses of injured sites with communication and direction from provider or RN. Performs first aid care such as cleaning and irrigating wounds with saline and