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EMERGENCY DEPT TECH I
Job Title: EMERGENCY DEPT TECH I
Job Code: 4060
Job Level: B1
Revised Date: 07/01/2018
Supervisory Responsibility: No
General Description of the Job Class
Perform a variety of routine patient care tasks under the direction of nursing staff to assist medical and nursing personnel in the examination, treatment and care of patients; may perform a variety of clerical tasks and other technical tasks as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Perform a variety of roles and responsibilities which may include the following:
Participate in personal care interventions to patients of all ages, under the direction of nursing staff, provide meal tray preparation, feeding, recording intake and output, bathing, shaving, changing clothing, cleaning and trimming fingernails, bed-making, assisting with ambulation, enemas, skin care, and bowel and bladder elimination; provide such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients.
Function as patient attendant for risk-identified patients.
Prepare patients, equipment and supplies for specific procedures and provide manual assistance as required.
Collect, deliver and conduct routine tests on patient specimens.
Escort or transport patients that do not require any hemodynamic monitoring.
Clean assigned area; stock and replenish supplies and equipment as required.
Perform a variety of EKG technician tasks as required, to include: routine and STAT EKGs, order verification and electronic transmission of EKGs, accommodation of special EKG requests, i.e., with or without magnet or right sided EKG tracings, the stocking and maintenance of EKG machines, and the retrieval of old EKGs from the Heart Station.
Maintain "readiness" of HAZMAT Room. Provide assistance during hazmat decontamination procedures.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires graduation from an accredited high school or a GED. Successful completion of the NCA I training as defined by the Division of Facility Services in the State of North Carolina or North Carolina EMT training.
Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Related experience preferred but not required.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Current minimum listing as an NCA I with the Division of Facility Services or current minimum credential as EMT with no substantiated findings of abuse, fraud, neglect or misappropriation of property.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Must be able to perform all Nurse Aide I tasks as defined by the North Carolina Division of Facility Services Nurse Aide Registry. Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients to various hospital locations are required. This person must be able to provide care and services to all patients from birth to the elderly. Must have excellent prioritization skills and self motivation in addition to their basic knowledge and skills. Must be able to work in a fast-paced unpredictable environment under very stressful conditions. Must be able to be trained in all aspects of hazmat decontamination procedures. Must demonstrate competency validation in skills and knowledge for performance of roles and responsibilities.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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