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ED Technician - Emergency

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Apple Valley
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a ED Technician for the Emergency Department at St. Mary Medical Center.

Location: Apple Valley, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 72 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 12-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, operates cardiac ultrasound equipment to produce optimal echocardiograph images for diagnostic evaluation of chamber measurements, blood flow characteristics, and cardiac function for adult and geriatric patients.

Essential Functions:

  • Supports the values and mission of St. Mary Medical Center and practices the core values when interacting with those served by the Medical Center.
  • Knows and complies with all relevant Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Documents ultrasound findings on worksheet with clinical history and video.
  • Provides concise preliminary report and compares exam with prior studies meeting cardiologist expectations.
  • Adjusts settings and tailors exam to test all patient's sizes including geriatric, adolescent, pediatric, and neonatal.
  • Validates requisition and chart with patient ID prior to procedure.
  • Assists with instructing new staff, proctors ultrasound students.
  • Effectively utilizes MEDITECH system and related computer skills.
  • Works all shifts as assigned including weekends and night call when necessary.
  • Annual Evaluation:
  • Completes annual "Department Specific Focused Competencies".
  • Demonstrates ongoing education and training to maintain job skills and knowledge (see employee education record).
  • Completes annual HealthStream and Employee Health Requirements.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Completion of a Cardiovascular ultrasound program.

Experience: Six (6) months experience in a hospital setting working with adult and geriatric patients.

Licenses/Certifications: Current BLS Certification.

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.

This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.

The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Keywords: St. Joseph Health, Apple Valley , ED Technician - Emergency, Other , Apple Valley, California

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