at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in Winfield, Illinois, United States
Location Winfield, Illinois
Business Unit Central DuPage Hospital
Job REQID 120448
Job Function Patient Support
Shift Evening Job (2nd)
$10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
$10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
$1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
$250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
Paid time off and Holiday pay
The Emergency Department Technician position reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Medicine, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Paramedic provides patient care within a defined scope of practice that includes patient care, monitoring and observation, specified treatments and procedures, provision of environmental and personal safety and effective communication.
The Paramedic functions under the direction of the Emergency Nurse (RN) and Physician.
The Paramedic will also be responsible to collect pertinent data within their certification scope of responsibilities and report these clinical findings to the RN and Physicians.
Assists patients with basic care needs and any other duties related to the well-being of the patient following established nursing policies and procedures.
Prioritizes patient care activities based on patient needs and unit activity under the direction of the Clinical Shift Coordinator and/or Relief Charge Nurse.
Administers treatments and various procedures (within their scope of practice) to patients as ordered by the physician and directed by the Professional Nursing Staff including but not limited to the following:
Orthostatic blood pressures
Attaches cardiac monitor.
Obtains 12 lead ECG.
Identifies abnormal cardiac rhythms and life-threatening arrhythmias, pulse oximetry, capnography.
Oxygen administration including nasal cannula, oxy mask, non-rebreather mask.
Obtains finger stick blood sugar and specimen collections such as urine or stool or wound.
Sterile technique glove application and tray set up.
Aseptic technique and wound cleansing
Wound dressings steri strips; tube gauze; dry gauze; Telfa/adaptic; antibiotic ointment application; cold and sterile saline burn dressings.
Assists with OB/GYN care
Assists physician with exam
Obtain visual acuity
Eye care including eye irrigation and eye patch application
Orthopedic care and applications including splints wraps and immobilizers crutches.
Assist in code situations.
Start and discontinue IVs.
Managing intravenous maintenance fluids
Identifies changes in patient condition and notifies RN/physician.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Current EMT P license without restrictions or EMT B (with at least 2 years Emergency Department experience preferred).
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.