St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The ED Technical and Safety Specialist (EDTSS) provides services for patients, visitors, and staff at the hospital. This position monitors the therapeutic environment by performing safety checks and monitors patient status by performing patient observations.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitors the therapeutic environment by performing safety checks and monitors patient status by performing patient observations.
- Endeavors to develop and maintain therapeutic rapport with patients at all times. Continually observes patients for early signs of distress and agitation to prevent escalation and uses the proper intervention technique.
- Communicates new orders, change in patient’s condition, and unit concerns with the unit based team.
- May help facilitate patient recreational and therapeutic activities under the direction of the professional licensed staff.
- Responds to situations requiring medical emergencies and crisis intervention both in and out the Emergency Department including responses with the Control Team and Code Blue Team.
- Intervenes to help prevent physical harm to patients, staff and visitors. Also supports Security in these efforts when called to the ED.
- Controls access to the ED through an admittance process. Assures visitors are not introducing weapons or other contraband onto the Unit.
- Stands by during patient hearings and whenever unexpected or unpleasant information is going to be presented to a patient or family member. May call on duty Security staff to support when necessary.
- Performs clinical procedures within scope of practice.
- Performs EKG’s, glucometry, phlebotomy, point of care testing, and collects/sends specimens.
- Performs quality control checks as appropriate.
- Sets up and assists with operating specialty equipment
- Accepts responsibility for maintaining a clean and orderly environment appropriate for patient care.
- Restocks unit supplies as needed.
- Performs patient observations under the direction and supervision of the RN.
- Performs code cart, defibrillator, and unit specific maintenance duties.
- Assists with gynecological exams.
- Applies, maintains and removes immobilization devices prn.
- Performs CPR.
- Maintains excellent rapport with EMS personnel.
- Maintains responsibility for own development through active participation in in-services and or continuing education programs.
- Assists with training new staff.
- Performs hazardous patient decontamination procedures. Identifies hazards, selects proper personal protective equipment (including respiratory protection) sets up appropriate decontamination systems, removes contaminated clothing from patients, contains contaminated wastes for proper disposal
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Individual must be able to meet established specific physical requirements of the job; sitting for up to 12 hours per day, 4 hours at a time; standing for up to 12 hours per day, 4 hours at a time; walking up to 12 hours/day, 4 hours at a time. Frequent handling and firm gripping in
moving equipment. Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and walking of objects weighing in excess of 200 pounds with assistance if needed.
Occasional stooping, bending, crouching, and reaching above shoulder level. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. Seeing as it
relates to general vision, color vision, and depth perception.
High School Graduate/GED required.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years previous experience in situations requiring the ability to manage crisis situations including demanding or aggressive behavior.
Previous behavioral health, social work or Emergency Medical Service (EMS) experience is preferred. Basic Life Support training completed within 60 days of hire. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training certification to be completed within 90 Days of hire.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.