Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org .
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
16 hours per week
Summary: The Urgent Care Technician provides care to patients as delegated by and under the direction of either a licensed Nurse or Physician. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of patients serviced, regardless of age.
Responsibilities: 1. The Urgent Care Technician interfaces with patients and families and provides quality care under the direction of a licensed Nurse or Physician.
2. Able to prioritize and execute tasks for the assigned patients in a timely and efficient manner.
3. Provides wound care and suturing of non-complex and orthopedic injuries as delegated and supervised by the attending Physician including but not limited to simple suturing, wound cleansing, suture removal, burn wound cleansing, debridement and dressing superficial subcutaneous foreign body removal and treatments.
4. Obtains and records vital signs of patients, including by not limited to height, weight, head circumference, vision screening. Accurately documents vital signs in the on-line charting software.
5. Performs phlebotomy maintaining compliance with CLIA Quality Control regulations.
6. Obtains lab specimens via nasopharyngeal swab, phlebotomy, and other methods as indicated by test orders.
7. Administers vaccines and medications, including antibiotics, as directed by the physician according to policy and procedure.
8. Reports changes in patient condition to the licensed Nurse or Physician.
9. Maintains the clinical and exam areas in preparation for patients and at the completion of the day. Stocks cupboards and ensures facility is organized and clean.
10. Answers basic health questions from patients/parents using approved guidelines.
11. Assists in the provision of patient and family education, including discharge planning needs according to established policies and procedures.
12. May assist with filing and appointment scheduling as needed and as time permits.
13. Ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of the Urgent Care team and interact with people (patients and other staff members) in a friendly, supportive manner, at all times.
14. Other duties as assigned.
Other information: Technical Expertise 1. Knowledge of and experience in medical terminology is required.
2. Experience working in a healthcare environment is preferred.
3. Basic communication skills (verbal and written) coupled with good interpersonal, organizational and critical thinking skills are required.
4. Experience working in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) or similar software is required.
5. Experience working in electronic charting software (e.g. EPIC) or similar software is preferred.
Education and Experience 1. Education: High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
2. Certification: Completion of state approved Medical Assistant Program, EMT, Paramedical Program or Military Training is required.
3. Certification: Basic Life Saving (BLS) training from the American Heart Association is required.
4. Years of relevant experience: Minimum of two (2) years is preferred.
5. Years of experience supervising: None.
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