The Critical Care Technician (CCT) is responsible for competent care of patients in the medical setting, and reacts quickly and effectively to critical and emergency situations. Competent in essential functions as listed below. The CCT communicates with interdisciplinary team about duties, responsibilities, and findings. The CCT organizes care in a manner that contributes to the overall quality of the team; and performs other job duties as assigned, within their scope of practice. The CCT is a vital part of the team that acts as a mentor and preceptor to new staff.
EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent plus trade or vocational school training in medical/
surgical patient care.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: 1.Current BLS issued through American Heart Association is required. 2. Completion of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program with one (1) year experience as an EMT B/I/P; or 3. A Nursing Student who has recently completed a minimum of two (2) clinical rotations as a part of an accredited nursing school program for registered nurse; or 4. Successful completion of the in-house advanced certified nursing assistant training program with one (1) year experience as an Advanced Certified Nursing Assistant (ACNA).
CRITICAL CARE EXPANDED DUTIES TRAINING:
Peripheral intravenous access and removal
Disaster preparedness and use of PAPR
fem.gov training course IS 100 and other FEMA courses as requested and/or required
Recording of I & O's
Foley Catheter insertion and removal
Nasogastric tube insertion and removal
Foley Catheter insertion and removal
Cardiac Telemetry/EKG rhythm interpretation
Training will be provided by the Clinical Educator and Medical staff during the orientation period.
SKILLS: The CCT must have critical thinking skills and the ability to prioritize quickly. In addition to performing all essential functions as listed below, the CCT will:
Demonstrate efficient response to critical care and emergent medical situations, using BLS and first aid training. Demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain emergency medical devices and critical care equipment. Possess excellent communication and electronic documentation skills, with an ability to read and interpret technical reports, charts, and ECG monitoring. Demonstrate the ability to handle a high level of stress and to maintain composure under a variety of adverse conditions.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to:Reports directly to the Critical Care Director, Clinical Manager or designee of area assigned, for essential job duties and day-to-day responsibilities.
- Bloodborne pathogens - B
Works irregular hours. Multiple simultaneous activities around patient care. Exposure to x-rays and infectious diseases such as hepatitis-B and AIDS. In addition, may be subject to varying unpredictable situations such as violence from mentally unstable patients.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must demonstrate appropriate body mechanics for prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking, kneeling, bending, and lifting, secondary to emergent/urgent situations. Frequently lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients or equipment as per policy and procedure. Hearing and visual acuity must be within normal limits or with appropriate prescribed medical devices. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required. The work is not only physically strenuous but can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations and suffering patients.
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.