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ERT-LGMC Emergency-Full Time 11a-11p in Lafayette, LA at Lafayette General Health

Date Posted: 11/3/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1214 Coolidge Street
    Lafayette, LA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/3/2018

Job Description

SUMMARY:

The ER Tech functions interdependently with the physician and nursing staff to provide high quality care for all ER patients.  The ER Tech is trained to perform simple tasks as directed by the physician and nursing staff and strives to maintain these competencies as directed by leadership.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Personal Behavior:

  • Greets customers and co-workers in a courteous and positive manner.
  • Tactfully handles customers/ staff who may be difficult; remains positive even                                                                      though individual(s) may be upset.
  • Answers phone courteously, identifies self; phone calls will be screened and routed appropriately.
  • Consistently demonstrates knowledge of proper business telephone etiquette.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess situation, consider alternatives, and decide on appropriate course of action.
  • Seeks guidance and direction, as necessary, in the performance of duties.
  • Provides proper notification of absence or tardiness.
  • Reports to work on time at the start of the shift, after meals and breaks.
  • Respects confidentiality of patients & co-workers at all times.
  • Works well under pressure and strives to meet deadlines.
  • Exhibits abilities consistently to work cohesively with the team, interacting positively and resolving conflicts appropriately.
  • Regularly attends and makes positive contributions at staff meetings.
  • Appears professional and well groomed, wears identification badge at all times while on duty.

Accountability:

  • Demonstrates ability to recognize and establish priorities.
  • Performs duties in an independent manner with minimum direct supervision.
  • When requested, strives to adjust personal schedule to complete workload/cover staffing need of unit if necessary.
  • Follows through on assignments, reporting any incomplete work to supervisor.
  • Performs other work duties as assigned.
  • Meets requirements of the Department attendance policy.

Skills/Competencies:

  • Adheres to the policies and procedures of the hospital and assigned work area.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of computers, phones, and equipment used in departments to provide service to our customers.
  • Performs 12-lead EKG and rhythm strips in a careful and accurate manner according to the stated procedure.
  • Has basic knowledge of electrocardiography.
  • Has knowledge and ability to use the system for storing EKG’s.
  • Maintains and cleans EKG machine in a careful and accurate manner.  Performs minor troubleshooting of equipment as necessary.
  • Assisting nurses and physicians as needed (wound care, pelvic exam, orthopedic splints, etc.)
  • Obtains accurate information in the pre-admit process.
  • Registers patients in a prompt, efficient and courteous manner.  Greets all patients, identifies self and briefly explains sequence of procedure.
  • Prepares patient ID armband and places band on patient’s wrist during registration process.
  • Identifies patient appropriately at registration and when providing services of the multi-skilled position.
  • Maintains accurate manual logs as required by position.
  • Maintains work area in sanitary condition.
  • Monitors supply usage, orders supplies as necessary, and stocks patient rooms/work areas with supplies.
  •     Draws blood from patients and sends specimens to the laboratory for analysis                   according to established procedures.
  • Accurately labels all specimens, including date, initials and time.
  • Has a working knowledge of processes in all locations (Registration Clerk, ER Tech, and Unit Secretary).

Customer Service:

  • Responds to requests of patients/family members in a courteous and positive manner.
  • Strives to provide 5 star service to all of our customers.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.  Subjects in chemistry and biology preferred.  Medical Technologist training preferred.
  • Successful completion and release from on-the-job phlebotomy, business office and basic EKG training courses.
  • Extended on-the-job training.
  • BLS – Heart Saver

APTITUDES

  •  Verbal ability is required to communicate with patients and to understand instructions given by the physician or nurse.
  • Clerical ability is necessary to review orders and utilize data accurately for other purposes.
  • Ability to function in fast-paced environment, sometimes under adverse conditions. Understanding of medical terminology.
  • Finger dexterity is required to manipulate small objects such as test tubes and microscope slides.
  • Manual dexterity required to draw blood, perform data entry, place articles in cabinets, on shelves and trays.  A steady hand is a must.

 INTERESTS

  • A preference for contact with people.
  • A preference for performing organized and routine services in the provision of patient care.

TEMPERAMENTS

  • Ability to perform repetitive functions while providing services for both well and ill patients.                             
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with other hospital personnel.

 EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

  • Computer
  • Various types of medical instruments & equipment

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  •  Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
  • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas