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Nebraska Methodist Health System ED Care-EKG Technician in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • 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

  • M aintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

  • 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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