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MUHA CU46 - ED Tech III - Midlands

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Entity: Medical University Hospital Authority (Medical Center)
Department: Columbia Regional - Columbia Medical Center Northeast
Sub Department: MUHA-9424200-EMERGENCY SERVICE
Work type: PRN
Employee Type: MUHA-Temporary
Location: Columbia, SC
Categories: Skilled Trades & Public Safety
Pay scale: MUHA-Grade 10: $33,439.69 - $44,059.34 (min - mid)


Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week:

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift:  

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose

• The Emergency Department Technician III reports to the Nurse Manager. Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Emergency Department Technician III performs multi-skilled activities to support a decentralized patient-centered approach to patient care and achieve desired outcomes.
• Observes cardiac monitors. Notifies nurse of changes.
• Documents all abnormal rhythms.
• Assists RN in general evaluation of patients.
• Takes vital signs (temperature, pulses, respirations and blood pressure measurements).
• Reports any changes in patients condition to RN.
• Completes rhythm summary and tapes strips to appropriate form.
• Takes post procedure vital signs.
• Assisting the RN in skin assessment.
• Provide the duties of direct nursing care that does not require a licensed nurse to perform for infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
• Collects specimens to include blood, urine and stool. Transports same to lab.
• Demonstrates competency in performing EKG's after completing appropriate training.
• Escorts patients as needed.
• Places telemetry leads appropriately.
• Assist in processing admissions, transfers and discharges.
• Performs urinary catheterizations.
• Assists patients in elimination needs.
• Administers enemas not involving medications.
• Simple wound care and dressings.
• Staple/suture removal.
• Oral/nasal suctioning.
• Monitoring drainage from drainage devices, including chest tubes, Jackson Pratt drains, etc.
• Transcribes doctors orders promptly and accurately.
• Maintains supply inventory and notifies appropriate person/manager of special order items to be restocked.
• Serves as liaison between nurses and admitting concerning availability of beds, transfer of patients and gathering information about incoming patients.
• Serves as liaison and contact person in Mayday situations to insure necessary personnel are notified. Makes initial post discharge appointments for patients with appropriate physician or department.
• Files charts daily and ensures charts are accounted for.
• Completes consent forms, except for patient's signature.
• Maintains computerized log of patients and places hard copy in notebook.
• Completes daily nourishment requests.
• Functions as preceptor during orientation of new ER Tech's.

Minimum Training and Education: 

• Must have experience with EKG, Phlebotomy, and telemetry.
• High School diploma or GED
• Possess ability to understand and implement a variety of detailed instructions in the execution of therapeutic procedures and ability to make accurate physical observation of patients. Must have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Basic computer skills required. Within three months of hire date, must successfully pass the on-line course modules, phlebotomy training and skills validation for basic and advanced skills, TACT training, and EKG training. Passing requires achieving an 80% passing rate on each test in two attempts or will result in separation from employment. Maintain MUSC Hazmat and TACT trainings. Successful completion of the Emergency Department Technician unit specific training and competency demonstration is required within the first six months of employment or will result in separation of employment. Position may require working irregular hours under stressful conditions, rotating shifts, holidays and weekends. Failure to abide by MUHA policies are subject to disciplinary action, including termination. Positions within the Emergency Department require a copy of academic degree or transcript.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations:  

• BLS certification with Red Cross or AHA.
• certification from the state of South Carolina as a Paramedic.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)



The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.