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ED Care-EKG Technician

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Accountable for helping with the delivery of quality care to patients and families, according to the individualized needs of the patient.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • High School graduate or the equivalent knowledge in medical terminology and office functions.
        • Graduation from a nursing assistant, medical assistant or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program required.
        • Experience
          • Patient care experience such as vital signs, performing Electrocardiogram (EKG)s, and assisting with activities and hygiene related patient care.
          • License/Certifications
            • M aintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with patients or other customers.
              • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to staff, managers, patients, physicians, and the public.
              • Ability to work in an environment with constant interruptions, learn quickly and adapt to change.
              • Basic clerical functions such as: phone operations, filing, organizing a desk area, light typing, keyboarding, use of office equipment, greeting the public and following good public relations contact.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Medium Work -Exerting up to 50 pounds of force
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Crawling
                      • Kneeling
                      • Sitting
                      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                        • Balancing
                        • Carrying
                        • Crouching
                        • Distinguish colors
                        • Keyboarding/typing
                        • Lifting
                        • Pulling/Pushing
                        • Repetitive Motions
                        • Standing
                        • Stooping/bending
                        • Twisting
                        • Walking
                        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                          • Fingering/Touching
                          • Grasping
                          • Hearing
                          • Reaching
                          • Speaking/talking
                          • Seeing/visual
                          • Job Hazards
                            • Not Related:
                              • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                              • Electrical Shock/Static
                              • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                              • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                              • Rare (1-33%):
                                • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                  • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
                                  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                  • Essential Job Functions
                                    • Essential Functions I
                                      • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
                                        • Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
                                        • Introduces self by name.
                                        • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
                                        • Addresses patients and others by surname.
                                        • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
                                        • Knows and demonstrates 6 step customer complaint management process.
                                        • Acts as receptionist for the department.
                                          • Displays courtesy when communicating with patients, visitors, and staff at all times.
                                          • Demonstrates proper phone etiquette at all times.
                                          • Handles in-coming and out-going information in person and by telephone.
                                            • Takes reports from other departments without error.
                                            • Reports vital information to the appropriate nurse immediately.
                                            • Telephones STAT WORK immediately upon awareness of order.
                                            • Assist with department equipment and environment cleaning.
                                              • Prepares rooms for next patient. Cleans clinical equipment, carts, wheelchair, etc.
                                              • Assists with basic patient care and vital signs monitoring.
                                                • Demonstrates the ability to obtain and monitor patients temp, BP, Pulse, Respirations, and Pulse Ox.
                                                • Collects urine, stool, and sputum samples.
                                                • Performs EKGs, answers call lights, and checks on patients routinely for comfort and satisfaction.
                                                • Assists nurse in admission and discharge by transporting patient to and from unit.
                                                  • Provides escort for patient as directed.
                                                  • Prepares room for next patient as needed.
                                                  • Obtains supplies and materials when required, to include daytime stocking linens and evening supplies.
                                                    • Places orders or notifies RN completing order process when required.
                                                    • Provides assistance with special projects.
                                                      • Assists with orientation, training new personnel, and Performance Improvement.
                                                      • Essential Functions II
                                                        • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                                        • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
                                                        • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , ED Care-EKG Technician, Professions , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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