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Henry Ford Health System Emergency Room Technical Assistant-BestChoice Float in Detroit, Michigan

BestChoice is Henry Ford Health System’s internal staffing resource pool, designed to ensure there is sufficient staffing throughout our health system. BestChoice provides a proactive solution to unplanned or short-term staffing needs due to vacations, call-offs, leave of absences, increases in census or acuity. BestChoice employees are Henry Ford contingent staff and experience the same new employee screening, orientation, education, and competency standards alongside all HFHS team members.

Assist with patient care based on individual needs within the scope of practice under direct supervision of a registered nurse or physician.


  • Assists RNs and physicians with assessments, examinations and treatments as requested.

  • The following list of treatments/examinations is not inclusive and may vary by Business Unit:

  • Drawing blood and collection of specimens

  • EKG’s

  • Splint/immobilizers applications

  • Taking vital signs on adults and pediatric patients

  • Inserting neuro-gastric tubes and attaches it to the ordered drainage

  • Urethral catherization of adult patients

  • Application of sterile dressings

  • Prepares and assists physician with procedures such as:

  • Suturing-preps patients and prepares sterile trays

  • Application of casts, holding patients

  • Miscellaneous procedures including pelvic exams, lumbar punctur

  • Recognizes potentially life threatening dysrhythmias and abnormal vital signs and reports same to RN/provider 

  • Assists patients as needed. 

  • Adheres to hospital policy addressing standard precautions, safety regulations and guidelines. 

  • Documents patient care performed, including vital signs. 

  • Cleans equipment, monitor stock and restocks equipment and supplies as required. 

  • Assists in ordering routine equipment; maintains sufficient quantities of stretchers, wheelchairs, suction equipment, etc. in ER area. 

  • Transports patients and supplies. 

  • Maintains departmental cleanliness and prepares rooms between patients and procedures. 

  • Maintains knowledge and utilization of limited high tech emergency and nonemergency equipment. 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:A general knowledge such as that acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or G.E.D. required. Previous Emergency Dept Technician, MA or Nursing Assistant experience preferred. BCLS certification required. 24 months of similar ED technician experience required.

LICENSURES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:One of fourcertifications required:

  • B-EMT

  • Graduate Medical Assistant from an accredited program.

  • Completion of a formal nursing education program to practice as an RN offshore.

  • Completion of a formal medical doctor education program to practice as a medical doctor offshore.

EMT license preferred. Successful completion of a 180-day orientation period required.

Overview Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.