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Kaiser Permanente Emergency Services Technician in Tacoma, Washington

MINIMUM 1 YEAR EMERGENCY ROOM EXPERIENCE PREFERRED.

Assists nursing staff by performing designated duties related to patient care in a manner conducive to their safety, comfort, and welfare. Adheres to instructions given by the nursing/medical staff and performs only those duties as described in the EST skills list and in accordance with established standards. All care provided is documented per department standards. Demonstrates strong communication skills in dealing with staff and consumers, and projects a professional demeanor. Participates in classes and skills labs, continuing education, and current CPR certification.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists nursing staff by performing designated duties related to patient care in a manner conducive to their safety, comfort, and welfare (obtains vital signs, EKG's, basic wound care, etc). Documents care in electronic medical record.

  • Maintains supplies per department standards.

  • Demonstrates good knowledge and practice of sterile and isolation techniques.

  • Assists with instructing patient in crutch walking.

  • Applies splints and orthopedic appliances under the direction of the RN or practitioner. Functions as a phlebotomist as directed by the RN or practitioner.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of clinical experience in a emergency department or urgent care setting.

  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.

Education

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Washington Medical Assistant-Registered within 60 days of hire/transfer.

  • Medical Assistant - Phlebotomist credential or must complete training program and submit application within 90 days after hire.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification shortly after date of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Knowledge and skill in emergency services protocols, patient safety, and clinical standards.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, visitors, and clinical staff.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience in an emergency department or urgent care setting.

  • Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program.

  • EMT training.

  • MA training.

  • Medical Assistant-Certified credential or Interim Medical Assistant-Certified credential by date of hire/transfer.

  • Washington State Department of Health issued credential. Interim credential expires one (1) year from date of issuance.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Emergency Services Technician

LOCATION: Tacoma, Washington

REQNUMBER: 915799

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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