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Emergency Department Technician-(Full Time, Nights) Lancaster PA


At Lancaster General Health, our culture is what sets us apart and creates a lasting impression of our health system in the community and in the hearts of our patients and their families. A role with us is more than just a job, we ask that you Live Your Legacy at LGH by finding your passion in your everyday role, committing to those you serve, and reaching for your personal best.

We are recognized as 1 of only 9 hospitals in the entire country with awards in Medicare.Gov, LEAPFROG and Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals. We have attained five year Magnet ® recognition status for the fifth time with the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) and we are the 2018 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of the commitment to community service.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.

Summary

Each day our ED—currently with 63 beds in main and fast care, mental health, and the trauma bay—treats 300 to 400 patients with chronic and acute issues, ruling out life threatening conditions and intervening when necessary to stop the progression of acute processes. The team sees everything from sore throats, ear infections, lacerations and broken bones, to more serious conditions like stroke, heart attack, cardiac arrest, and traumatic injuries from motor vehicle and farming accidents, gunshot wounds and stabbings. Lancaster General Hospital, a Level I-accredited Trauma Center, is in the midst of an ED renovation that will nearly double the size of the department.

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Serves as an assistant to the Emergency Department (ED) under the direct supervision of the RN in providing patient care in the Emergency Department setting. The Emergency Department tech will augment and perform a variety of  direct and indirect patient care duties in order to help provide for the total needs of patients in the Emergency Department. Adheres to Nursing Policies and Procedures and Organizational Goals and Objectives. 

Hours: 32hrs/week, 7p-7a, combination 8 and 12 hour shifts with rotational weekend/holiday

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Provides age appropriate care for the patient population served.  For example, gives consideration to growth & developmental phase of life, to age related factors such as thermal regulation, nutrition, safety and functional needs of the patient.
  • Uses appropriate resources for patients with special needs such as language barriers, sensory problems, altered cognition, cultural and religious needs.
  • Assists with patient care by preparing patients for exam and treatment: brings patient into appropriate care area as directed, assists with undressing patient per protocol or exposing area for exam as protocols dictate.
  • Integrates principles of infection control & infection prevention into practice.
  • Stocks patient rooms with supplies and removes outdated items.
  • Sets up equipment and procedure trays (using sterile and/or unsterile techniques) as necessary to assist physicians and Physician assistants in preparation for suturing and other emergency department procedures (splinting and casting, pelvic examinations).
  • Responds to Trauma, Stroke ,and Code R activations assisting with patient care
  • Bathes patients and provides assistance with hygiene.  Changes incontinent patients promptly and provides appropriate skin care.
  • Empties bedpans, urinals, commodes, and assists patient to the bathroom.
  • Distributes nourishments as scheduled.
  • Measures and records intake and output.
  • Positions patients correctly, aligns and supports torso and limbs as directed and per patient comfort. Transports patients via wheelchair or stretcher using safety measures appropriate for patient and vehicle.
  • Makes hourly rounds for patient safety and customer service. Responds to patient call lights in a timely manner.
  • Assists visitors to the unit in finding patient rooms, staff members and other resources. Checks with the RN as necessary for visitors
  • Properly collect and label specimen(s) for lab completion
  • Inventories patient belongings at admission, transfer and discharge.  
  • Provides 1:1 patient supervision in “Sitter” role for patient safety and suicide precautions.
  • Communicates clearly and with courtesy with all members of healthcare team, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
  • Keeps track of patient location, communicates to RN, other healthcare providers and patient’s family.
  • May perform the following per policies and clinical protocols (but not limited to):
    • 12 Lead EKG
    • ear and eye irrigations
    • visual acuity screenings
    • wound care, dressing and ice packs
    • pacemaker interrogation tests
    • ETOH testing
    • splinting,  Hare traction, crutch teaching, cane and walker education for patients
    • vital signs and weights measurement
    •  chest leads for patients on cardiac monitoring, and performs basic troubleshooting, such as replacing loose or missing electrodes. 
    • LUCAS Device to ensure successful Compressions required for CPR
    • cardiac monitor for hardwire cardiac monitoring systems.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Serves as a preceptor and mentor for new employees.
  • Assists patients with meals, feeds patients as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Training and/or experience at an acute care or skilled nursing facility or student nurse with hospital based clinical experience. 
  • Basic computer skills with ability to complete data entry on clinical documentation screens.
  • CPR certification.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Phlebotomy and EKG skills.
  • Safe Patient Handling education.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

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LGH Full Time Posted on 11/24/2021