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Beth Israel Lahey Health Emergency Dept. Technician (36-Hrs) Days, Winchester Hospital in Winchester, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

36

Work Shift:

Rotating (United States of America)

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, performs basic nursing procedures necessary to provide for care, comfort and safety of patients. Performs phlebotomy orthostatic blood pressures, collects specimens, EKG’s, CPR, glucometers and assist physicians and nurses in various situations. Responsible for transporting patient to other departments and/or patient floors. Maintains patient and treatment rooms in a clean and orderly condition.

Job Description:

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:

Exemplifies Winchester Hospital’s values and Service Excellence standards. Commits to making every encounter with our patients, patients’ family, co-workers, physicians and other customers the best that it can be.

Complies with all Winchester Hospital policies and the Code of Business Conduct. As required, maintains tuberculosis testing. Takes responsibility for own safety as well as the safety of patients, patients’ family, co-workers, physicians and other customers.

Under direction of Registered Nurse, provides for care, comfort and safety of assigned patients. Performs phlebotomy, orthostatic blood pressures, collect specimens, EKG’s and glucometeres.

Observes patients and reports reactions or changes in condition to assigned nurse.

Assist Registered Nurse with undressing patients, cleaning wounds, and obtaining blood and urine specimens. Assists in holding pediatric and adult patient for IV starts, lumbar punctures, thoacentesis, chest tube insertion, epistaxis control, foreign body removal, etc.

Responds to patients’ requests and/or call lights to determine patients’ needs and relays information to assigned nurse.

Maintains patients’ rooms in clean condition by disposing of linen, stocking supplies and linens, emergency equipment and cleaning counter surfaces.

Provides basic emotional support to patient and family. Make periodic checks to solicit patient needs.

Transport patients by stretcher or wheel chair to and from Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology, or to the floors when admitted.

Assist in the discharge of a patient by removing IV from patient, assist in dressing of patient and assist patient to car when necessary.

Assists Physician and or Registered Nurse in procedures including CPR, moderate sedation, casting, crutch fitting and walking, slings, various splints, knee immobilizers, soft/hard collars, shoulder immobilizers, clavicle splints, ortho shoes and jones dressing.

Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse insert foley cath for female/male patient, obtain specimen. Assist Registered Nurse in obtaining cath specimens for pediatric patients.

Responsible for setting up sterile field for suture kits. Assist physician with suturing adults and pediatric patients.

Assist physician with GYN exams and collecting specimens. Maintains room with all GYN/Rectal equipment and supplies.

Covers for secretaries/liaison when needed.

May be asked to perform close observation or one to one observation on behavioral health patient or patient assessed to be a safety risk.

Participates in the following:

a. Mandatory training requirements as per unit/hospital policies

b. Continuing education/inservices to enhance knowledge

c. Staff meetings

d. Performance improvement initiatives

e. Orientation of new staff, students and/or volunteers

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

High school diploma or equivalent required. C.N.A., nursing student with two completed clinical rotations, EMT, or equivalent

experience. Experience working in an emergency department preferred.

Knowledge of basic medical terminology. Basic computer skills.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: None Required

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED : Basic Life Support

AGE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Infant, Children, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND VISUAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to stand for long periods of time. Ability to reach and grasp objects, lift and push heavy objects, and position and transfer patients. Ability to hear and communicate orally and in writing. Ability to proofread and check documents for accuracy. Ability to enter words and data into a computer. Ability to distinguish colors.

OSHA EXPOSURE: Job does involve possible exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Reports to the Assistant Nurse Manager. Not responsible for supervising the work of others.

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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