Emergency/Trauma Tech I

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Central Washington Hospital
Schedule: Pool Position
Shift: Variable Shifts
Hours: variable with equitable weekends

Job Description
Position Summary:
  • The Emergency Department Technician functions under the general direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse within the Emergency Department. He/she provides patient care by performing the listed duties within context of their job description and the established procedures and standards of care in the Emergency Department.
  • To provide a variety of nursing related and personal services for patients in the Emergency Department, and to facilitate the flow of patients into and out of the Emergency Department as directed by the Emergency Department nurses and physicians.
Essential Functions:
  • Essential Functions:
    • Address patients, visitors, families, and co-workers in a pleasant and respectful manner: display courtesy at all times.
    • Respond quickly and appropriately to inquiries and requests.
    • Assist co-workers without being asked.
    • Display an unhurried and caring manner with visitors, families, and co-workers when performing duties.
    • Maintain confidentiality of all patient-hospital or physician related information. Refrain from gossip and speak in low tones in all appropriate areas.
    • Demonstrate a pleasing disposition and sensitivity to visitors’, families, and co-workers’ needs.
    • Below or at the accepted standard for unscheduled absences as outlined in HR8651.370.
    • Perform related assignments as requested in order to promote positive visitor, family, and co-worker relations.
      • Communicate, cooperate and perform related duties with other co-workers in your department and in other departments in a courteous and efficient manner to achieve overall hospital goals and objectives.
      • Greet all visitors, families, and co-workers, patients and physicians in a courteous, respectful and professional manner at all times. Respond to all visitors, clients, families, and co-workers with empathy and positive interpersonal skills at all times.
      • Handle all requests with a positive attitude at the time the request is made.
      • Assume the responsibility for maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships with all those working or being cared for in the hospital, outpatient, or home setting.
      • Demonstrate a commitment to providing the highest and most reliable quality service available on a daily basis.
      • Strive for positive change in your work area. Cooperate with team members in a constructive and supportive manner.
      • Be responsible for addressing inappropriate or unacceptable behavior on the part of a co-worker(s) in your department.
      • Demonstrate ethical conduct and practices.
    • Performance is consistent with Emergency Department Vision and Constitution: Providing excellence in patient care and Customer satisfaction. As a team member I will;
      • Have ownership of the Emergency Department and its appearance, operation, and growth.
      • Show professionalism in my words, actions, attitude and appearance.
      • Honestly and respectfully communicate.
        • Treat others as I would want to be treated.
        • Participate in open intra/interdepartmental communication.
      • Be accountable for my own actions and words.
      • Embrace change and be flexible.
      • Work toward continuous improvement.
      • Do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons.
      • Be fiscally responsible and use my resources appropriately.
      • Know my limits and utilize my team.
      • Be caring and empathetic in actions and words.
      • Value others’ time and effort equally.
      • Ensure a safe working environment for patients and staff.
      • Make a difference.
    • Transports stable patients under the direction of nursing staff. Assist registered nurses in critical or unstable patient transport.
    • Hourly rounding or sooner on patients. Check on patients needs, including turning, toileting, mouth swab. Make sure patients call light is within reach. Collaborate patient care and needs with primary RN. Field patient requests for comfort and updates on completion of care to the primary RN. Communicate patient observations to the primary RN
    • Take routine vital signs as per standards and RN requests.. Take repeat temperatures after tylenol administration and orthostatic pre and post fluid administration.
    • Utilize bladder scanner to determine amount of urine in patient’s bladder and communicate results to the RN.
    • Assist in collection of specimens; stool, clean catch and pedi-bag urine specimens, and sputum specimens.
    • Maintains all annual training requirements.
    • Clean and stores instruments as directed. Inventory instruments per shift and report needs for replacements to the Lead EDT.
    • Guaiac stool specimens and perform urine dipstick. Performs FSBS.
    • Performs the QC for necessary point of care testing.
    • Restock supplies:
      • Linens and standard supply items in all rooms.
      • Blanket warmer and IVF warmer, date all IVFs and rotate them to avoid outdating.
      • Check par levels of soft restraints and contact Laundry if more are needed.
      • Sets up new irrijet systems for wound irrigation and cleaning, dating them appropriately.
      • Determine need for additional food items for patients including popscicles.
    • Assist with and set up for selected procedures, such as simple pelvics, suturing, holding for blood draws, and holding for LP testing.
    • Runs errands; i.e., patient belongings to floor, charts to units.
    • Prepare patient rooms pre and post discharge. Wipes down carts and equipment with disinfectant and places clean linen on carts.
    • Maintain ongoing communication between nursing and medical staff about their patient observations and communicate needs of patients.
    • Assist with application of monitor lead placement, pulse oximetry and oxygen cannula or mask under the direction of the RN.
    • Perform wound and burn care under RN discretion and supervision. Dressing application using clean technique.
    • Assist patient with crutches fitting, splinting, and gait training.
    • Assist patients with dressing and undressing.
    • Assist patients with toileting.
    • Maintain supply of wheel chairs in Emergency Department.
    • Stay with confused patients and children, as needed and directed by the RN caring for the patient.
    • Assist with patients needing to be restrained per hospital policy. Performs the 15 minute checks and documents in the Electronic Medical Record.
    • Weighs patients as directed by the RN caring for the patient.
    • Provide temporary break relief for unit secretary. Performs the role of the Unit Secretary as needed to cover ill calls.
    • Chart data obtained and procedures performed.
    • Demonstrate compliance with Standard Precautions and utilize appropriate personal protective equipment.
    • Completes EKGs and blood draws as ordered
    • Attends the full crisis intervention and de-escalation course provided at Central Washington Hospital to prepare for being a Code Gray Team member. .
    • Responds as the Code Gray Team Leader to all Code Grays in the house.
    • Understand principles of asepsis.
    • Understand principles of correct body mechanics and is able to apply these in assisting patients during transfer, lifting and ambulation. (Refer to Physical Requirements Analysis)
    • Perform repetitive tasks.
    • Maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to patients.
  • Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.
  • Required:
    • Current CNA License.
    • Completed Central Washington Hospital skills training and competency program.
    • Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.
    • Must be able to utilize the electronic medical record used at Central Washington Hospital.
    • Completed Central Washington Hospital computer training and oriented to unit secretary functions.
    • Must be currently certified in CPR, and recertified every 2 years.
  • Desired:
    • Recent work experience in Emergency Medicine, acute care, or related field.
Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system with two hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in 11 communities across north central Washington State. Our 270 physicians and 130 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diverse array of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with excellent schools and cultural and art activities for the entire family.