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ED Tech-Emergency-Mercy West Lakes-PT.6 (Fri, Sat, Sun 9p-5:30a)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   9/13/2017
Job Title: 
ED Tech-Emergency-Mercy West Lakes-PT.6 (Fri, Sat, Sun 9p-5:30a)
Job Category:   Clinical:Emergency/EMT/ER/Paramedic
Location:   West Des Moines
Job Description:   **ED Tech-Emergency-Mercy West Lakes-PT.6 (Fri, Sat, Sun 9p-5:30a)** **Description** **GENERAL SUMMARY** **:** Supports the Emergency Department professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care, performing phlebotomy functions, EKGs and assistive skills on all age groups: neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric as assigned by the physician or RN. Performs clerical work and coordinates communications within the assigned nursing unit. Facilitates the information exchange process between the nursing area and other hospital departments. These duties may vary by shift and assigned department. **ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS** **:** + Assist Triage Nursing in meeting the needs of individuals in the waitingarea, with vitals, rooming patients, and helping get patients out of car. + Completes daily stocking in assigned team. + Assists RN with arrival of EMS patients. + Transports patients to other departments within the hospital (CT,Surgery, and to admitted floor). + Cleans room (changes linens on carts, disposes of used equipment anddisposable items, and wipes down counters and sinks when necessary) inpreparation for the next patient. + Rounding hourly on patients and meeting their needs or communicating themto the RN. + Performs or assists patients with personal hygiene such as oral care, dressing/undressingand elimination needs. + Collects and accurately labels various specimens, including urine andvenous blood specimens. + Performs tasks including positioning and maintaining patient in correctand safe alignment; measuring and recording temperature, pulse rate,respiratory rate and blood pressure; measuring and recording height and weightas directed. + Assists with post-mortem care as directed by the clinical staff. + Performs or assists with CPR. + Communicates changes/information regarding patient's physical/mentalcondition to the RN. + Performs andtransmits 12-Lead EKG. + Performs urethral catheterization (intermittent and indwelling). + Answers incomingphone calls and places calls to ancillary departments and physicians. + Completesphysicians order for inpatient bed in TeleTracking system. + Orders transportfor patients in the TeleTracking system. + Prepares chartsfor scanning and log them into Lynx. **Qualifications** **MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED** **:** + High school diploma or GED required. + Experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, aPhlebotomist, or certified in Iowa as an EMT-B or Paramedic. + Proof ofcompletion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served withinthree (3) months of hire. + Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified orobtained within three (3) months ofhire. Acceptable credentialing bodiesand certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the ProfessionalRescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for HealthcareProviders. **Job** Patient Care Support **Primary Location** IOWA-WEST DES MOINES-MERCY WEST LAKES **Daily Schedule** F, S, S 9p-5:30a **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 48 **Weekends Required** Every **Req ID:** 2017-R0128933
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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