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Patient Care Technician- Emergency

Tracking Code

2022-12772

Position Type

Full-Time, Part-Time and PRN Available

Shift

All Shifts Available

Job Location

Taylorville, Illinois

Description

The Specialist operates within Taylorville Memorial Hospital and Divisional and Departmental mission, philosophy, goals and objectives.  The Technician, under the direct supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse or a Licensed Physician, assists in the delivery of care to patients within the Emergency Medical Services area(s).  The Technician performs a variety of tasks, which include, but are not limited to, clerical and communications.  These tasks and duties are performed in accordance with both the established values and policies and procedures of the Department and Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values.

 

Required Skills

  1. Provides care to patients of all ages under the direction of a registered professional nurse according to policies and procedures and standards of care.
  1. Checks, cleans and stocks rooms with supplies and linens in preparation for daily work schedule.
  1. Communicates with patient, family and/or significant other concerning anticipated waiting time and/or obtains information if unknown.
  1. Provides appropriate assistance with various examinations, procedures and emergency situations (including EKG, suturing, splint application, catheter insertion, sterile dressing change).
  1. Transport patients in an appropriate manner with appropriate records.
  1. Communicates with pre-hospital personnel in accordance with department policy and procedures utilizing appropriate communications, equipment and logs.
  1. Arranges self-directed learning and participates in continuing education.
  1. Actively participates in competency assessment process.
  1. Accesses Medication Room only to obtain Supplies.
  1. Performs other related work as required or requested.

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

 

Required Experience

Education:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Illinois Department of Public Health EMT certificate, certificate of successful completion of Certified nurse’s aide training program, enrolled in Nursing school program, or enrolled in Premed with Biology or Chemistry major and have been a unit support attendant for 6 months in the ED required;
  • CPR certification required, or obtained during nursing team onboarding process.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstration of the ability to write and/or print legibly and accurately.
  • Successful completion of Unit Based orientation.

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