Behavioral Health Emergency Services Tech is responsible for monitoring patients, collects information and documents data. Inserts and removes peripheral intravenous therapy lines under the direction of the physician/nurse. Performs blood collection. Performs wound care and dressing changes. Applies plaster and fiberglass splints, casts and traction devices. Performs bedside testing such as oximetry, glucometery, and other point of care tests. Operates patient monitoring systems specific to unit. Insures cleanliness of unit, cleans and stores equipment and empties sharps containers. Documents all interventions and data, communicates with the primary nurse on findings and interventions.
EDUCATION: HighSchooldiplomaorequivalentplustradeorvocationalschoolinanaccreditedEMTBasic,Intermediate,orParamedicprogram, Medical Assistant certification or Advanced Certified Nursing Assistant Certification.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current BLS issued through American Heart Association is required. Must poses any of the following: Emergency Medical Technician certification (Basic, Intermediate or Paramedic) or current Medical Assistant certification or current Nursing Assistant certification; certification must be maintained. CPI certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
Knowledgeofrescuepractices,principles,methods,andpractices;localcodesrelatedto emergencies; state statutes, city ordinances and standard office practices and procedures
Musthavecriticalthinking skills and the ability to prioritize quickly
Knowledge of methods and techniques of emergency medical and behavioral response; principles of emergency medical service provision, first aid and life support
Ability to operate and maintain emergency medical apparatus and equipment.
Abilitytoreadandinterpret technical reports, charts, etc.
Abilitytohandlea high level of stress and to maintain composure under a variety of adverse conditions.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.