Children's Emergency Room Technician
Company: MercyOne Des Moines
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: August 7, 2022
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
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
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
Answers incoming phone calls and places calls to ancillary
departments and physicians.
Completes physicians order for inpatient bed in TeleTracking
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
Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines, Des Moines , Children's Emergency Room Technician, Professions , Des Moines, Iowa
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