Slidell Memorial Hospital
The ER Tech effectively maintains the Standards of Practice and Care using direct and indirect care, under the supervision of a Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse. The ER Tech promotes collaboration with physicians and other disciplines. Assists in the orientation and training of new and tenured personnel, reassigned extenders, students, and serves as a preceptor when requested. Accepts delegated responsibilities on an assigned shift as delegated by the Charge Nurse. Performs vital signs, assists patients with ambulation, feeding and toileting under the supervision of the RN. Maintains patient safety and privacy at all times. Notifies appropriate RN of any patient changes. Demonstrates the ability to multi-task and prioritize work to meet the needs of the department within established timeframe while experiencing frequent interruptions. Performs CPR as needed under the direction of the RN or ED physician. Transports patients to ancillary departments and units as needed. Maintains and cleans supplies and equipment for the ED including patient rooms, wheelchairs, stretchers, and any other equipment as directed by the Charge Nurse or RN. Performs casting/splinting as directed by the ED physician. Provides patients and family with information as appropriate. Completes daily task assignments as outlined on the daily assignment checklist including stocking of supplies and linens on the unit. Responds to internal and external disasters as directed. Accurately and efficiently performs EKGs in the unit and reports printout to the ED physician. Required: Louisiana Nursing Assistant Certification or 2nd semester Nursing Student currently enrolled in accredited nursing program or Basic EMT Certification or higher.