Emergency Care Technician – Ellis Hospital – Schenectady, NY

Emergency Care Technician
Ellis Hospital
93 reviews

Schenectady, NY


Provides Emergency Room technical support for physicians and nurses to optimize patient care. The Emergency Care Technician receives direction and assignments from the Registered/Licensed Professional Staff including Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapist, Dieticians and Physical Therapists. Demonstrates knowledge of and follows age specific guidelines. Practices using proper personal protective equipment and hand hygiene.

High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associates’ degree preferred. EMT, Crisis Intervention Training, BLS, ACLS preferred. Experience working with Medical Terminology, as an Emergency Medical Technician, phlebotomist, lab technician, cardiac monitoring technician or previous experience within a hospital setting preferred.

  • Collects laboratory specimens including urine, stool and other bodily fluids; performs phlebotomy and Point of Care Testing as assigned. Maintains all annual competencies and attends all mandatory trainings.
  • Performs 12 lead EKGs and places patient on cardiac monitoring as directed. Demonstrates proper technique include application of leads, placement and skin preparation. Identifies and communicates critical results. Attends annual competency and training. Interfaces with monitor room as directed. Notifies nurse of alarms including oxygen saturation, blood pressure and critical rhythms.
  • Responds to code situations per policy. Assists in code blue or cardiac arrest events. Provides CPR as directed. Maintains certification in BLS training. Demonstrates knowledge of AED. Maintains appropriate checks on designated equipment.
  • Uses two identifiers to verify correct patient before performing any activity or procedure on or with the patient. Follows policy guidelines and procedures.
  • Communicates all findings and documents all care/procedures provided including vital signs, weight, input and output measurements (including drainage), patient care activities and quality assurance testing
  • Assists patient in activities of daily living including ambulation, feeding, dressing, bathing and personal care.
  • Maintains patient safety using best practices. Sits one-to-one as assigned and documents accordingly. Applies crisis management skills in redirecting patients and preventing patients from harming themselves or others. Works with the crisis team to manage patients by providing a calming patients centered environment. Records patient observations as directed by the registered nurse.
  • Transports patients via wheelchairs, stretchers and other devices to other departments as assigned. Repositions patient as directed.
  • Sets up traction and fits and applies a variety of orthopedic splints as assigned; fits patients for crutches. Applies heat and cold including aqua K packs, therapeutic hypothermia external pads and devices and blankets.
  • Cleans equipment and workspace. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and refers for repair.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the exposure control manual. Stocks supplies and maintains a safe, clean well organized care team free of biohazard waste.
  • Performs Clerical duties including but not limited to entering orders, and tests, photocopying, and answering phones. Maintains patient records, admits and discharges patients. Updates patient tracking board and medical records as assigned. Communicates clearly and professionally with staff, patients and visitors. Anticipates problems and works to resolve them in a timely fashion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

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