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ED Care-EKG Technician

Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
  • 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, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program or completion of 2 years of a BSN required.

    • Experience
      • Patient care experience such as vital signs, performing Electrocardiogram (EKG)s, and assisting with activities and hygiene related patient care.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.

    • 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.
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Date Posted May 16, 2022
Date Closes July 15, 2022
Requisition 24290
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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