Beaumont Health System Emergency Tech in Royal Oak, Michigan
div divdivdivGeneral Summary:Under 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.Essential Duties:1. Performs 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.2. Performs 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.3. Reinforces the patient teaching plan by providing clarification, explanation and/or demonstration to patients/substitute decision-makers regarding treatments, procedures and aftercare.4. Applies 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.5. Gathers 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.6. Documents 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.7. Performs 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.8. Utilizes and understands sterile technique.9. Effectively communicates with patients / significant others and other members of the health care team supporting patient and family centered care.10. Stocks and maintains adequate equipment and supplies in the patient care areas. Ensures vehicle and equipment are ready for response at all times.11. Performs safe movement/transporting of patients; removes waste materials, sanitizing tools, delivers meals to patients.12. Completes documentation and records according to department policy.13. Demonstrates a high degree of professional conduct.14. Attends all required Safety Training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety.15. Follows the Hospital Exposure Control Plans/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens.16. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.17. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department team inter- and intra-departmentally to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives.This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.