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Bozeman Health Emergency Department Technician in Bozeman, Montana

Position Summary:

The Emergency Department Technician performs a variety of patient-related duties under the guidance of the registered nurse or medical provider including wound care, management of orthopedic injuries, rooming and preparing patients for medical assessment, appropriately placing patient on telemetry monitors, performing regular vital signs monitoring, performing appropriate IV access and blood draw procedures including proper patient labelling, and appropriately collecting a variety of patient specimens (urine and stool) including proper labelling. Assists Providers and RNs in the setup and implementation of patient care during events such as Strokes, Tele Strokes, STEMIs, CathLab Activations, Trauma Activations. Must have knowledge of a variety of medical equipment and procedural applications, and knowledge of patient room set up for pelvic exams and moderate sedations including the setup of Nitrous Oxide machine. Accurately and professionally documents all patient care/interactions. Provides safe ambulation trials, patient repositioning, and assists with bathroom needs, dressing and undressing, and basic hygiene needs. Prepares patients for discharge including discontinuation of IVs, collection of final complete vitals, assisting in dressing, and ambulation. Possesses skills for de-escalation and interfacing with aggressive, angry, and/or unstable patients. Performs clerical duties for the patient care area including cleaning, stocking, organizing and preparing the ED Environment as well as basic equipment maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School degree or equivalent

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • One year Emergency Department or EMS experience or Two years direct patient care experience

  • Preferred: Degree in Premedical Fields

  • Preferred: Emergency Medical Technician license

Essential Job Functions:

  • Demonstrates skills as a receptionist and departmental liaison.

  • Stocks supplies and provides equipment or supplies to providers/RNs as requested.

  • Documents Patient Care.

  • Applies splints, wound dressings, cleans and irrigates wounds, ambulation trials, and monitors telemetry and vital signs.

  • Prepares exam rooms for incoming patients.

  • Attends required education to remain competent in various areas including stroke education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates sound judgement, patience, and maintains a professional demeanor at all times

  • Ability to work in a busy and stressful environment

  • Creativity, problem analysis and decision making

  • Ability to work varied shifts

  • Exercises tact, discretion, sensitivity and maintains confidentiality

  • Self-directed, completes assignments accurately, thoroughly and with minimal oversight

  • Strong emotional intelligence, interpersonal and teamwork skills

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by individuals so classified.

77346040 Emergency Department (BHDH)

Working at Bozeman Health is more than just a job--it's a commitment to caring for the communities of Southwest Montana by being their partner in health and wellness, compassionately delivering the best care for each person, every time. In every role, our employees are inspired by their ability to care for our community and our Culture of Excellence guides each employee to be a high performer, engage in transparent and timely communication, demonstrate dynamic learning and teaching, excel through change, express gratitude and experience joy.

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