Job Description

An EDT, under the direct supervision and guidance of an assigned Registered Nurse, will assist with the routine care of selected patients utilizing the advanced skills acquired to reach this level of expertise.  The EDT may not be assigned or assume full responsibility for the complete care of any patient.

The EDT is directly accountable to the Registered Nurse with whom he/she is working and the Nurse Manager/designee of the assigned unit.

1. 18 Years of Age.
2. High school graduate or equivalent.
3. Fluency in the English language, including ability to read and write in English
4. BLS required through American Heart Association (AHA)
5. Basic arrhythmia course (may obtain within six months of hire)
6. Medical Terminology
7. Experience in Health Care setting preferred
8. Experience in the Psychiatric Health Care setting preferred

A. Involves other departments in project planning and implementation.
B. Is supportive of others and provides help and assistance when possible.
C. Regularly attends and participates in team and/or department meetings and work activities.
D. Keeps others informed.
E. Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching.
F. Establishes and maintains effective working relations.

2. SERVICE EXCELLENCE (both internal and external)
A. Welcomes patients and customers in a warm, friendly manner.
B. Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner.
C. Ensures the dignity of patient/customer is maintained at all times.
D. Abides by and upholds the Hospital Service Excellence Standards.
E. Respects the diversity of the patient/customer population (i.e. ages and culture).

1. Clinical Knowledge and Technical Skills
A. Provides supportive care to Emergency Department patients under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse.
B. Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a multidisciplinary team member, supports and assists team members in all activities.
C. Recognizes and reports appropriate data to the Registered Nurse
D. Performs and assists with technical skills as defined in scope of practice.
E. Performs other duties as in-serviced, including crutch walking, dressing changes and assisting physician with splint and cast application.
F. Performs EKG ‘s after proper in-servicing
G. Performs daily monitor checks and documents results
H. Performs Accu-checks and accurately documents results
I. Possesses knowledge of  Normal vital signs, pain level, and BGM.
J. Performs CPR during Code 6 events.
K. Assists with the decontamination of patients exposed to hazardous agents.
L. Under the direction of the RN, assists with the Triage of patients, acts as the greeter.
M. Other duties as assigned

2. Environmental and Safety Needs of the Patient.  
A. Maintains and prepares rooms between patients and procedures.
B. Keeps bedside area neat and clean and handles patient's belongings/valuables according to policy.
C. Demonstrates safe and effective use of appropriate equipment and reports defects in equipment.
D. Keeps signal light attached to stretcher and within easy reach of patient.
E. Applies soft restraints with a nurse initially as ordered and reapplies following procedure for release and reapplication.
F. Keeps patient's stretcher in proper position.
G. Assist with maintaining general neatness of unit including storage, utility, laundry bag, kitchen, etc.
H. Transports patients safely by wheelchair or stretcher.
I. Monitors stock and restocks supplies

3. Body Mechanics 
A. Uses proper body mechanics during patient care, transport and cleaning activities.
B. Ambulates and supports patients using proper body mechanics.

4. Work Behaviors
A. Demonstrates flexibility in patient assignment, shift assignment and work schedule.
B. Complies with assignment to other patient areas according to staffing requirements.
C. Reports to and begins work promptly.
D. Gives adequate notice of absenteeism or tardiness.
E. Asks appropriate questions if an unfamiliar circumstance arises.
F. Appearance is professional in accordance with dress code.
G. Performs other duties as assigned.
H. Able to organize and prioritize work efficiently.
I. Demonstrates the ability and motivation to work with an R.N. as a partner.

5. Interpersonal Relationships
A. Relates to all patients in the same manner, i.e., does not discriminate on the basis of medical diagnosis, sex, age, race, ethnic, religious, or educational background, or economic status.
B. Demonstrates awareness of patient's rights.
C. Respects the patient's privacy and confidentiality. 
D. Communicates in a supportive and effective manner with staff, patients and families.
E. Communicates appropriate information in a clear, concise manner by reporting objectively to covering RN, Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager.
F. Maintains effective interpersonal relationships.
G. Demonstrates cooperation by offering assistance to others.
H. Utilizes appropriate channels of communication within health care systems.
I. Maintains patients comfort and privacy.
J. Assists patients in time of crisis, supporting the team approach to psychiatric care of patients.
K. Performs continuous and intermittent observation for confused or psychiatric patients, as assigned by the RN.

6. Documentation
A. Documents patient care in an accurate and appropriate manner, e.g.:
  Vital signs, weight
  Intake and output
  Basic nursing care
  Calorie count
  Restraint Flow Sheet

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