Emergency Room Technician
Emergency Room TechnicianMercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterDes Moines, IowaThe posted compensation range of $16.26 - $22.36 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.Requisition ID 2023-290669 Employment Type Full Time Department Emergency Services Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule Varied Remote No Category Nurse AssistantOverviewMercyOne 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.We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:
Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
Flexible spending accounts
Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
Matching Retirement Programs
ResponsibilitiesJob Summary / PurposeSupports 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.QualificationsHigh 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, or currently enrolled in an RN program or a Graduate of an accredited RN or LPN program 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 6 weeks of hire from an acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.Equal OpportunityCommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed toa diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protectedby law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,please click here. (https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/35300/img/v10/EEOCKnowYourRightsEnglish.pdf)CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.