Emergency Department Tech

WellStar Health System Atlanta, GA

About the Job

Overview


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


Responsibilities


Level One Trauma Center  Emergency Department (ED) Tech is a multi-skilled caregiver who functions under the direction of the professional Registered Nurse. Provides safe, age appropriate care to the patient by performing the following patient care functions and technical procedures: vital signs, 12-lead EKG, bedside blood sugar testing, superficial wound care, oral suctioning, splint application, instruction of safe ambulation with crutches. Must understand and practice aseptic technique when required: urethral catheterization; sterile tray preparation; dressing applications and all phlebotomy. Must be able to operate and observe cardiac monitors to ensure recognition of arrhythmias (site specific Kennestone ED), as well as operate pulse oximetry monitors. Requires knowledge of all specialty instruments and trays, including trauma resuscitation equipment and set-up, ENT trays, special procedure trays. Transports patients, unit supplies, equipment, and patient medications. Assures patient care area is appropriately stocked with supplies. Monitors patients in restraint/seclusion and documents observations. Performs other duties deemed necessary to ensure delivery of patient care.

 

                                                      F/T Nights: 7p - 7a;  3 x 12 hr. shifts per week


Qualifications


Required Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

Required Minimum Experience: Certified Nursing Assistant Certification, graduate of an accredited Emergency Medical Technician program or a Nursing school student who has successfully completed the Fundamentals of Nursing course in an accredited nursing program. Other experience may be considered at the Director's discretion. One year of patient care experience in physician's office, pre-hospital or acute care setting preferred.

 

Required Minimum Certification: Must have a valid/current BLS card from the American Heart Association by the first day of employment.

 

Required Minimum Skills: Effective communication skills (verbal and written) required. Proficiency with desktop computer required. Demonstrate willingness to be a team-player and a self-starter required. Proficiency obtaining vital signs using manual processes required.



We’d like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we’ll help you make the most of all life’s moments – on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your Future, Your Joy.  We think it’s pretty simple – we care for our team members and our team members care for the community.

Make a difference in patients’ lives… and your own! Here, it’s more than healthcare – it’s CareerCare!