Emergency Dept. Technician

Location: Wilimington, MA
Job ID: 158478-1A
Date Posted: Nov 6, 2019
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.

 

About the Job

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience

Required:

·        High school diploma or G.E.D.

·        Certified Nursing Assistant, nursing student with completion of one medical-surgical clinical rotation or one year clinical care experience or equivalent education, one year clinical care experience, EMT or emergency room clinical experience  

 

Preferred

·        Emergency patient care experience

·        EKG experience

·        Phlebotomy experience

 

Other Skills/Knowledge

Preferred:

·        Basic computer skills

·        Crisis Prevention/Intervention

                

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS: 

Preferred:  Nursing Assistant, EMT, Medical Assistant and/or Phlebotomist certification

                                    

 

As part of the Emergency Department/Walk-in Urgent Care team, this position:

 

  • Provides quality and safe patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

  • Introduces oneself, welcomes and orients patients, family members and significant others and instructs the patient on the call light and ensures it is within reach.

  • Meets ambulance to expedite patient care. 

  • Contributes to meeting the patient’s physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual needs

  • Observes patients and reports findings and/or concerns to nurse in a timely manner

  • Demonstrates purposeful rounding and promptly responds to call lights to ensure patient safety and satisfaction.

  • Responds urgently to patients in crisis and performs CPR 

  • Under the direction of a registered nurse, and in accordance with hospital quality and safety procedures performs required tasks in which they have been verified as competent by Nursing Staff Development and/or the Manager:

  • Performing EKG tests within the expected benchmark time frame

  • Coordinate work schedule with departmental supervisor to provide coverage and maintain safe staffing levels.

  • Has incidental access to medications.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment and hallways free of clutter to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.

  • Respond to equipment issues in a timely manner to ensure availability of equipment and to maximize its useful life.

  •  Functions effectively in patient crisis situations and utilizes emergency resources.  Assists in preparation of patient and transport to appropriate level of care.

  • Maximizes patient throughput to minimize wait times.

Shift

12 hours, part time.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.