Emergency Medicine Technician
Emergency Unit
Deadline Aug 15 2019
The Emergency Unit has an opening for the position of Emergency Medicine Technician in grade 7 starting at a salary of LBP 972,023.- per month. Since this provides an opportunity for PROMOTION from within, kindly circulate this information and/or post it in your area of jurisdiction so that those interested and having the minimum qualifications may apply.
Basic Functions

Provides direct and indirect age-specific patient care services for assigned patients at the Emergency Department per scheduled shifts within the framework of Patient Centered Care (PCC). Performs nursing duties that meet the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and general needs of the patient and family, while maintaining institutional requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with the Registered Nurse about changes in patient’s clinical condition based on assessment within the scope of practice. Obtain 12-Leads EKG when applicable and perform specimen collection. Abides by Joint Commission International (JCI) requirements, including but not limited to International Patient Safety Goals, national and international standards.
Supports the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and the Nursing Services Department.

Minimum Requirements
  • Strong command of Arabic and English (EET >/= 500). French is an asset.
  • Basic knowledge in use of Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Practical Nurse Diploma or BT Nursing. Field of Expertise: Clinical Nursing
  • 2 years as practical nurse with preferred phlebotomy certification. Experience in a related field is preferred.
  • Work Schedule: Shift Basis and/or On-Call


Interested applicants are invited to register/login and complete the online application and apply to the vacancy prior to August 15 2019 on the following link: http://www1.aubmc.org.lb/hremp/

For Internal Applicants: In addition to the updated C.V., a letter of intent should be addressed to the Human Resources Department with a copy to the concerned Supervisor(s).

Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Summary

Provides direct and indirect age-specific patient care services for assigned patients at the Emergency Department per scheduled shifts within the framework of Patient Centered Care (PCC). Performs nursing duties that meet the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and general needs of the patient and family, while maintaining institutional requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with the Registered Nurse about changes in patient’s clinical condition based on assessment within the scope of practice. Obtain 12-Leads EKG when applicable and perform specimen collection. Abides by Joint Commission International (JCI) requirements, including but not limited to International Patient Safety Goals, national and international standards.
Supports the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and the Nursing Services Department.

Essential Functions / Task Groups

Age-Specific Patient Centered Care :

  • Assume all functions pertinent to a Practical Nurse.
  • Assist with the admission, transfer or discharge of patients
  • Prioritize care based on medical and nursing diagnosis, patient history, and expected patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrate ability to set goals, anticipate problems, and achieve quality results.
  • Contribute to and participate in the implementation of a planned care for assigned patients based on their needs and according to the institution standards of care and practices.
  • Monitor medical condition and emotional stability of patients and report changes to the staff nurse.
  • Provide basic life support when needed. It includes performing ambu-bagging, chest compression, and applying defibrillator/ cardiac monitor leads and oxymeter.
  • Demonstrate competence in assisting in diagnostic procedures and carrying out nursing treatments.
  • Obtain 12-leads EKG when applicable.
  • Provide patient with appropriate nutrition, including enteral feeding.
  • Assist in delivering pre-operative and post-operative patient care.
  • Assist physicians with procedures such as LP, bone marrow aspiration, chest tube insertion, suturing, etc.
  • Demonstrate required therapeutic skills. It includes checking ordered oxygen therapy modality including the mechanical ventilator setting, preparing and assisting in change of dressing, removal of pressure dressing, closing and opening ventriculostomy before and after positioning.
  • Assist in changing adhesive tape of endotracheal tube.
  • Maintain a closed wound drainage system.
  • Document all relevant interventions in the nursing medical records according to hospital and departmental manuals.
  • Accountable for the use of patients’ and hospital resources.
  •  Assume responsibility for meeting JCI required mandatory education, e.g., fire, safety, infection control and others.

Specimen Collection:

  • Demonstrate a practical experience or skill in performing blood collection techniques such as venipuncture, heel stick and finger stick; describe the main superficial veins used in performing venipunctures; identify appropriate sites for heel stick, finger stick and venipuncture; identify the various types of anticoagulates, preservatives and gels used in blood collection and the vacuum tube color code for the additives; identify the type of preservatives used in 24 hours urine collection gallons.
  • Demonstrate a practical knowledge in identifying the most common complications associated with heel stick, finger stick and venipuncture; their causes, prevention and treatment within expected capabilities.
  • Adhere to safe and efficient work practices in collection and processing of specimens i.e. maintaining the integrity of the specimen in relation to the test to be performed; labeling specimens accurately and completely; collecting timed specimens and timely delivery/distribution of specimens to laboratory sections.

Equipment & Supplies Management:

  • Operate all required unit equipment(s) safely: Bedside and portable monitor, heat lamp, portolift, weight scale, Doppler, EKG machine, glucometer, Bear Hugger, Primo Mattresses and oxymeter.
  • Assist in maintaining an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  • Demonstrate correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and standards of care and practice manuals.
  • Follow appropriate procedure for obtaining, returning and disposing of equipment and supplies.
  • Check sterile sets every shift.
  • Handle contaminated sets according to hospital policy.
  • Disinfect trays and carriages according to hospital approved disinfectants.
  • Report any broken/malfunctioning equipment to the Staff Nurse.
Critical Competencies
Client Focus, Achievement Orientation, Initiative, Communication Skills, Safety and Health Management, Technical Expertise, Team Skills, Planning and Organizing, Information and Records Administration, Professionalism, Quality Management, Applied Technology, Computer Skills, Patient Assessment, English Comprehension, Organizational Awareness, Stress management, Resource Management.
Knowledge / Know-How
Knowledge:
Basic knowledge of human anatomy and heart physiology. 
Basic knowledge of the specimen collection tools, techniques and related quality control measures.
Basic knowledge in communicable diseases and infection control procedures according to hospital and department safety regulations and policies.
Basic knowledge in medical terminology.

Education:
Minimum Education: Practical Nurse Diploma or BT Nursing.
Field of Expertise: Clinical Nursing.

Experience:
Minimum Experience: 2 years as practical nurse with preferred phlebotomy certification.
Preferred Experience: In related field of experience.

Languages:
Minimum Languages: Arabic and English (EET >/= 500)
Preferred Languages: French is an asset.

Computer Skills:
Basic knowledge in use of Microsoft Office Applications.
Impact of Actions / Decisions
Promotion of Nursing Department objectives (patient centered care, quality improvement, patient satisfaction, service excellence, staff competence, etc).
Job Structure
Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine course of action.
Managerial / Supervisory Responsibility
Reporting Channel:
1st Level: Emergency Department Nurse Administrator
2nd Level: Nurse Leader for Clinical Affairs and Nurse Quality Manager

Supervisory Channel:
None
Job Characteristics
Physical Effort:   Frequent Physical Effort
Work Schedule:   Shift Basis and/or On-Call
Working Conditions:   Exposed to patient element