Catholic Health Initiatives Emergency Room Technician - Mercy West Lakes Emergency - PT .6 (Varied) in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

Emergency Room Technician - Mercy West Lakes Emergency - PT .6 (Varied)



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



  • Assist Triage Nursing in meeting the needs of individuals in the waitingarea, 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 anddisposable items, and wipes down counters and sinks when necessary) inpreparation for the next patient.

  • Rounding hourly on patients and meeting their needs or communicating themto the RN.

  • Performs or assists patients with personal hygiene such as oral care, dressing/undressingand elimination needs.

  • Collects and accurately labels various specimens, including urine andvenous blood specimens.

  • Performs tasks including positioning and maintaining patient in correctand safe alignment; measuring and recording temperature, pulse rate,respiratory rate and blood pressure; measuring and recording height and weightas directed.

  • Assists with post-mortem care as directed by the clinical staff.

  • Performs or assists with CPR.

  • Communicates changes/information regarding patient's physical/mentalcondition to the RN.

  • Performs andtransmits 12-Lead EKG.

  • Performs urethral catheterization (intermittent and indwelling).

  • Answers incomingphone calls and places calls to ancillary departments and physicians.

  • Completesphysicians order for inpatient bed in TeleTracking system.

  • Orders transportfor patients in the TeleTracking system.

  • Prepares chartsfor scanning and log them into Lynx.



  • High schooldiploma preferred or high school equivalency.

  • Experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, aPhlebotomist, or certified in Iowa as an EMT-B or Paramedic.

  • Proof ofcompletion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served withinthree (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified orobtained within three (3) months ofhire. Acceptable credentialing bodiesand certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the ProfessionalRescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for HealthcareProviders.

Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule Varied

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 48

Weekends Required Every

Req ID: 2018-R0183224

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