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Children's Emergency Room Technician

Company: MercyOne Des Moines
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic medical centers in Des Moines West Des Moines Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care pediatric internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Job Summary / Purpose

Supports the Emergency Department professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care, performing phlebotomy functions, EKGs and assistive skills on all age groups: neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric as assigned by the physician or RN. Performs clerical work and coordinates communications within the assigned nursing unit. Facilitates the information exchange process between the nursing area and other hospital departments. - These duties may vary by shift and assigned department.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities Assist Triage Nursing in meeting the needs of individuals in the waiting area, with vitals, rooming patients, and helping get patients out of car.
Completes daily stocking in assigned team.
Assists RN with arrival of EMS patients.
Transports patients to other departments within the hospital (CT, Surgery, and to admitted floor).
Cleans room (changes linens on carts, disposes of used equipment and disposable items, and wipes down counters and sinks when necessary) in preparation for the next patient.
Rounding hourly on patients and meeting their needs or communicating them to the RN.
Performs or assists patients with personal hygiene such as oral care, dressing/undressing and elimination needs.
Collects and accurately labels various specimens, including urine and venous blood specimens.
Performs tasks including positioning and maintaining patient in correct and safe alignment; measuring and recording temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure; measuring and recording height and weight as directed.
Assists with post-mortem care as directed by the clinical staff.
Performs or assists with CPR.
Communicates changes/information regarding patient's physical/mental condition to the RN.
Performs and transmits 12-Lead EKG.
Performs urethral catheterization (intermittent and indwelling).
Answers incoming phone calls and places calls to ancillary departments and physicians.
Completes physicians order for inpatient bed in TeleTracking system.
Orders transport for patients in the TeleTracking system.
Prepares charts for scanning and log them into Lynx.

The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.


High school diploma preferred or high school equivalency.

--- - - - - - - - - - - - Experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, a Phlebotomist, or certified in Iowa as an EMT-B or Paramedic or Certified Medical Assistant or Licensed Practicing Nurse

--- - - - - - - - - - - - Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

--- - - - - - - - - - - - Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. - Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines, Des Moines , Children's Emergency Room Technician, Professions , Des Moines, Iowa

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