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Emergency Department Technician (Nights)

Company: UPMC Senior Communities
Location: Altoona
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Description Have you completed a Medical Assistant, LPN, Surg Tech, or Paramedic program?If so, UPMC Altoona's Emergency Department would love to consider you for an exciting role!We are hiring an Emergency Department Technician to help support our team in the ER.Why choose an ED Tech role at UPMC Altoona? Fast-paced, hands-on experience with trained professionals Help members of the community when they need it most Shift differential for night shifts An incomparable benefit package (found to be 20% higher in value than other healthcare employers in our market!) Generous vacation accrual Tuition Assistance (up to $6,000/academic year) to help you attain your career goals in healthcare! About our ED: In our Emergency Department, we have an experienced emergency and trauma team consisting of doctors, nurses, technicians, and support staff delivering excellent care.UPMC Altoona's Emergency Department offers comprehensive care for minor and major injuries, illnesses, and serious traumas - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Our Emergency Department is a 51 bed facility (4 trauma bays included) as we are a Level 2 trauma center.Our specially trained experts provide emergency treatments and access to a wide variety of care for patients experiencing life-threatening:trauma, heart attack, and stroke along with utilizing the UPMC Stroke Telemedicine Program.Purpose: Provides direct patient care and other related activities in accordance with level of education, responsible to clinical manager for the environment and physical management of patient to which assigned, and for factual observation and the reporting and recording of pertinent information. Responsibilities: Responds effectively in emergency situations. Assists RN/physician in the admission of patient - orients patient to their surroundings, transfers patient, assists in discharging. Utilizes restraints and protective mechanisms as due with documentation. Assists with treatment as directed, such as foley cath, cath irrigations and care, oral tracheal/nasal suctioning, enemas, dressing changes, perineal care, etc. in accordance with level of training and direction, assists with throracotomies, chest tube insertions and other procedures regarding trauma, EKG's , immobilization, oxygen, and suturing. Performs venipuncture and intravenous access Performs and records vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure and pulse oximetry). Adheres to universal precautions and complies established occupational exposure policies. Participates in patient care conferences providing input in patient care planning and in patient/family teaching, and in CPI processes. Observes, reports, and documents all unusual symptoms, condition changes, and care delivered as to DEM policy Assists patient in bed, turning, lifting, positioning, and ambulating. Maintains cubicle and equipment in an orderly fashion, cleans, restocks, and orders as necessary. Maintains instruments and trays . Completes ongoing age specific and annual competency validation via defined mechanisms. Maintains proficiency/competency in patient care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the lab. Calls for patient in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort; adheres to instructions from Clinical Manager or physician and established routines. Qualifications Education and Formal Training Required: High School Diploma, GED required. Successful completion of Licensed Practical Nurse course; Medical Assistant; Surgical Technician or Paramedic Program. Experience Required: Basic knowledge regarding care of patients and operation of monitors.Specific abilities: 1.Adapt to constant change inherent in healthcare. 2.Maintain good working relationships with the Medical Staff, Administration and other departmental personnel who are involved in the care of patients. 3.Exercise skills in nursing and technology. 4.Demonstrate a knowledge of supervisory techniques concerning the management of patients and personnel. Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting Act 33 with renewal Act 34 with renewal Act 73 FBI Clearance UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/VeteranCOVID-19 Vaccination InformationIndividuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC's COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.Total Rewards More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC's Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life - because we believe that you're at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.Our ValuesAt UPMC, we're driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Keywords: UPMC Senior Communities, Altoona , Emergency Department Technician (Nights), Professions , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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