Catholic Health Initiatives ED Tech-Emergency PT in DES MOINES, Iowa

ED Tech-Emergency PT



Every Saturday and Sunday


Supports the

Emergency Department professional clinical staff by providing direct patient

care, performing phlebotomy functions, EKGs and assistive skills on all age

groups: neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric as assigned by

the physician or RN. Performs clerical work and coordinates communications

within the assigned nursing unit. Facilitates the information exchange process

between the nursing area and other hospital departments. These duties may vary by shift and assigned



  • Assist Triage Nursing in meetingthe needs of individuals in the waiting area, with vitals, rooming patients,and helping get patients out of car.

  • Completes daily stocking inassigned team.

  • Assists RN with arrival of EMSpatients.

  • Transports patients to otherdepartments within the hospital (CT, Surgery, and to admitted floor).

  • Cleans room (changes linens oncarts, disposes of used equipment and disposable items, and wipes down countersand sinks when necessary) in preparation for the next patient.

  • Rounding hourly on patients andmeeting their needs or communicating them to the RN.

  • Performs or assists patientswith personal hygiene such as oral care, dressing/undressing and eliminationneeds.

  • Collects and accurately labels variousspecimens, including urine and venous blood specimens.

  • Performs tasks includingpositioning and maintaining patient in correct and safe alignment; measuringand recording temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure;measuring and recording height and weight as directed.

  • Assists with post-mortem care asdirected by the clinical staff.

  • Performs or assists with CPR.

  • Communicates changes/informationregarding patient's physical/mental condition to the RN.

  • Performs and transmits 12-Lead EKG.

  • Performs urethralcatheterization (intermittent and indwelling).

  • Answers incoming phone calls and places calls toancillary departments and physicians.

  • Completes physicians order for inpatient bed inTeleTracking system.

  • Orders transport for patients in the TeleTrackingsystem.

  • Prepares charts for scanning and log them into Lynx.



  • High school diploma preferred or high school equivalency.

  • Experience as a CertifiedNursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, a Phlebotomist, or certified inIowa as an EMT-B or Paramedic.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abusetraining specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for theHealthcare Provider certified or obtained withinthree (3) months of hire. Acceptablecredentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED forthe Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support forHealthcare Providers.

Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule 0630-1900

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 48

Weekends Required Every

Req ID: 2018-R0152026