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Advanced ED Technician 27 hrs/wk – Emergency Department

Job Summary:

Under close supervision of the Emergency Medicine physician and registered nurses, the Advanced Emergency Department Technician will assist in providing quality care directly and indirectly to patients presenting to Cary Medical Center emergency department. This position will adhere to the mission and vision statements of CMC in order to meet the healthcare needs of patients and families presenting to the hospital and emergency department.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Collects and conveys information to nursing and physicians/mid-level providers regarding the health status of patients in the Emergency Department.
  2. Keeps patients informed of their treatment plans and assists RNs and physicians/mid-level providers in delivering care.
  3. Documents patient care per department policy.
  4. Assists Emergency Department staff in maintaining patient flow in the Emergency Department.
  5. Initiates IV access and performs blood draws in accordance with hospital policy. Initiates IV fluid to maintain IV patency or, per order of physician/mid-level provider. Discontinues IVs as ordered by physician/mid-level provider.
  6. Performs vital signs, telemetry and 12-lead EKG monitoring.
  7. Initiates life-saving measures per ACLS/PALS/PHTLS protocols.
  8. Assists with patient transports to inpatient units.
  9. Assists with removal of patients from vehicles.
  10. Assists discharged patients to vehicles.
  11. Answers Emergency Department phone per department policy.
  12. Assists RNs/physicians/mid-level providers with splint application.
  13. Assists physicians/mid-level providers with suturing.
  14. Assists patients to bathrooms/commodes. Assists patients with bed pans. Assists RNs/CNAs with cleaning patients.
  15. Assists ER staff with maintaining the safety and 1:1 observation of suicidal patient (this may require direct 1:1 supervision of the patient when the assigned sitter is on break).
  16. Attends meetings and in-services as required by Emergency Department policy.
  17. Reports defective and broken equipment to Primary Charge Nurse.
  18. Stocks and cleans rooms, when needed.
  19. Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures of Cary Medical Center and other local, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services.
  20. Complies with local, state and federal laws and regulations.

License/Educational/Experience/Skill Requirements:

  1. High School graduate or equivalent
  2. Maintenance of current Maine EMT-P license; CCEMT-P preferred
  3. At least 2 years’ of experience; currently practicing preferred
  4. Maintenance of current ACLS, PALS & PHTLS certification
  5. Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information.
  6. Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional.
  7. Able to wear personal protective equipment (e.g., face mask, goggles, and latex/non-latex gloves) as needed.
  8. Able to read, write and effectively communicate in English.
  9. Able to understand medical/surgical terminology.
  10. Proficient with sterile and aseptic techniques.
 

What People Say About Us

Here are just a few of the many positive things our patients have to say about their the care they received at Cary Medical Center.

  1. The staff in one day surgery is absolutely amazing. I was very thankful for my team of nurses, doctors and right down to the secretary that checked me in. You all were so amazing, friendly and professional. Thank you so much!

    Desiree S.

    Desiree S.

  2. I am beyond happy with our visit at Cary! We can't thank you and your amazing staff for keeping our little boy your #1 concern. You did such an amazing job! Thank you Cary Medical Center!

    Whittni N.

    Whittni N.

  3. This hospital was exactly what a hospital should be. The took such good care of my grandmother and the display of humanity and compassion was genuine. I am forever grateful.

    Joshua S.

    Joshua S.

  4. I had my son at Cary and I couldn’t imagine being treated better anywhere. The staff were attentive, empathetic, and went above and beyond for my comfort. I wouldn’t want to give birth anywhere else.

    Emily O.

    Emily O.

  5. A big shout-out to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Cary Medical Center’s ER, Imaging, Lab, Food Service, and ACU Departments. I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care from each of you.

    Stephanie P.

    Stephanie P.

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