You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an Emergency Department Technician.
Youâ™re ready to roll up your sleeves. Eager to ask questions. And willing to go above and beyond to ease a patientâ™s pain.
Youâ™re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
Our emergency medicine doctors, specialty-trained nurses and technicians provide the highest quality of care, providing assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care, stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations. We are proud to offer a high level of care as a Certified Chest Pain Center, a Primary Stroke Center, and a Level III Trauma Center.
Our ED is equipped with:
16 private rooms for the safety and privacy of our patients
A dedicated trauma bay
An orthopedic procedure room
Four negative air-flow rooms for necessary respiratory and airborne isolation
In addition, our Platte Valley ED team is trained to identify and treat less serious conditions quickly. If our patients need a higher level of care than is available with us, we rely on our resources and partnerships to get our patients quickly to the right experts within the hospital, at another SCL Health facility, or anywhere that provides appropriate care. We maintain a 24-hour helipad for emergent evacuation and inter-facility transport of patients.
Platte Valley Medical Center is a partner of SCL Health which is a nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 98-bed community hospital is proud to offer comprehensive, integrated care focused on holistic health. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weâ™ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and Paid Time Off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together weâ™ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ™ll honor each otherâ™s dignity and surpass the standards we set. Weâ™ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.
Weâ™ll laugh at each otherâ™s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ™ll hello and high five. Weâ™ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
Weâ™re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As an ED Tech with us, you need to know how to:
Obtain patients vital signs to include blood pressure, pulse and temperature and understand normal ranges and changes. Inform RNs or Physician of changes in vital signs.
Collect blood, urine, saliva and stool samples for laboratory analysis.
Insert Foley catheters, perform straight catheters, and provide wound care.
Fit patients for casts and/or hard splints, crutches and other devices.
Perform 12-lead EKGâ™s.
Provide instruments to doctors and nurses as they perform procedures on patients.
Assist with the safe movement of patients, applying principles of safe patient handling.
Assist with admitting patients into the ER, schedule patient transfers, reinforce patient education/discharge instructions as given by the RN.
Apply, check and document restraints as directed by the RN or Physician.
Perform the duties of unit secretary. Maintain patient charts, respond to phone calls, maintain daily assignment board, provide equipment care/cleaning, perform errands associated with patient care and provide accurate information about the patient with interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrate and adhere to the standards of infection prevention.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
High School Diploma or equivalent, required
Completion of Basic EMT training program or Paramedic training in state of practice, required
Current Basic EMT or Paramedic license in state of practice, required
Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association, required
Current IV certification in state of practice, required
At least one (1) year of related experience, highly preferred
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being an ED Tech on our team, we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
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About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.