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Beaumont Health System Emergency Tech in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

div divbspanGENERAL SUMMARY:/span/bspanUnder supervision of the professional registered nurse and in accordance with competencies established, supports the provision of nursing care by performing patient care tasks as delegated within the Emergency Department./spanbspanESSENTIAL DUTIES:/span/bspan1.span /span/spanspanPerforms routine bedside nursing activities including ambulating, moving and turning patients, assisting patients with bedpans or urinary devices, making patient beds. Responsible for bagging and labeling all patient belongings and completing the patient property record on all admitted patients./spanspan2.span /span/spanspanPerforms higher level of patient care tasks as prescribed by established competencies, and as delegated by the supervising professional Registered Nurse in accordance with departmental policies and procedures which includes starting saline locks, simple suture removal (excluding face or complex lacerations) splinting, phlebotomy which includes (children draws over the age of 2), vital sign measurement, records intake and output and restraint application./spanspan3.span /span/spanspanReinforces the patient teaching plan by providing clarification, explanation and/or demonstration to patients/substitute decision-makers regarding treatments, procedures and aftercare./spanspan4.span /span/spanspanApplies and changes sterile and non-sterile dressing using appropriate techniques. Applies ace bandage or elastic stockings as required. Assists in performing catheterizations, gives enemas, urine and stool testing, glucometer and EKG functions./spanspan5.span /span/spanspanGathers subjective and objective patient care data; gathers information from primary and secondary source such as direct observation/measurement, patient/significant other interviews, and the medical record./spanspan6.span /span/spanspanDocuments accurate, complete and precise patient information, interventions and responses in the patient's medical record. Performs discharge function under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse./spanspan7.span /span/spanspanPerforms technical skills such as (not all inclusive): collecting blood samples, obtaining vital signs, performing ECG's, sets up and assists with wound care, sets up and assist with pelvic exams; and assisting with procedures as directed by the nurse and physician./spanspan8.span /span/spanspanUtilizes and understands sterile technique./spanspan9.span /span/spanspanEffectively communicates with patients / significant others and other members of the health care team supporting patient and family centered care./spanspan10.span /span/spanspanStocks and maintains adequate equipment and supplies in the patient care areas. Ensures vehicle and equipment are ready for response at all times./spanspan11.span /span/spanspanPerforms safe movement/transporting of patients; removes waste materials, sanitizing tools, delivers meals to patients./spanspan12.span /span/spanspanCompletes documentation and records according to department policy./spanspan13.span /span/spanspanDemonstrates a high degree of professional conduct./spanspan14.span /span/spanspanAttends all required Safety Training