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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers countless ways to change lives. Our diverse community of more than 20,000 Breakthrough Makers will inspire you to pursue passions, develop expertise, and drive innovation.

At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care—and your career.

CHOP’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

A Brief Overview

The Acute Care Technician provides direct and indirect care duties under the guidance and direction of the registered nurse. The role performs a variety of invasive and non-invasive technical skills and specialized patient care procedures as well as other duties to support 24-hours of hospital operations.

What you will do

  • 1. Assists in the provision of care to patients and families under the direction of the RN
  • Performs or assists RN with initial admission/intake
  • Documents patient care, vitals, weights, allergies, interventions
  • Quickly and accurately communicates patient information to the appropriate team member
  • Transfers patients to other departments and areas utilizing appropriate techniques and equipment to transport patients
  • Utilizes and exemplifies safety behaviors for error prevention. Identifies potential safety concerns and communicates with unit leadership as appropriate
  • Provides 1:1 observation for psychiatric emergencies per hospital standard
  • Application, documentation, removal, and supervision of restraints
  • Monitors care and escalates concerns
  • Dressing changes for central venous catheters
  • Airway management including tracheostomy changes, replacement and suctioning
  • Positioning patients for various procedures and specimen collections including lumbar punctures
  • Bladder catheterization and Foley insertion
  • OG/NG placement
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Recovers from Phase II sedation
  • 2. Performs procedures under direction of RN
  • Peripheral IV insertion with and without venous blood sampling
  • Venipuncture/phlebotomy
  • Primes fluids and enteral feeds
  • Point of Care Testing
  • Obtains and prepares supplies for procedures including, but not limited to, PIV insertion, PICC insertion, CVC dressing change and CVC repair
  • Oxygen administration, bag/valve/mask/mapleson airway support as ordered/needed
  • EKGs as ordered
  • Wound care and dressing application
  • Positioning, lifting, transferring, and turning of patients
  • Monitors patient during insertion of peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) in Fluoroscopy or within intensive care units under direction of RN
  • 4. Maintains proficiency with transport and patient care equipment including, but not limited to, monitoring and infusion pumps
  • 5. Complies with all CHOP policies and procedures
  • 6. Area-based skills may include:
  • Emergency Department Based Skills:
  • Bladder scanning
  • Initiates Behavioral Health Screening.
  • Performs bedside role in traumas and resuscitations.
  • Hospital Decontamination Team member.
  • Performs casting and splinting under the direction of the ED Attending.
  • Collects evidence per hospital policy
  • Vascular Access Service (VAS) Based Skills:
  • Facilities planning of institution-wide PIV insertion classes and educates staff on PIV insertion
  • Collaborates with VAS Leadership team regarding course content and coordination of class schedule
  • Partners with individual units to provide just-in time education for RNs learning PIV insertion skills
  • Educates and trains staff new to PIV insertion and facilitates insertion opportunities for novice PIV inserters

Education Qualifications

  • High School Diploma / GED Required
  • Technical Diploma EMT-Paramedic, EMT, LPN or similar program Preferred

Experience Qualifications

  • At least one (1) year Previous clinical health care experience Required
  • ED/Critical Care Technician at another hospital Preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to perform clinical technical tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages.
  • Basic knowledge of growth and development.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) - issued through on organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross). - upon hire - Required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - issued through on organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross). - upon hire - Preferred or
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - issued through on organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross). - upon hire - Preferred or
  • Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) - issued through on organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross). - upon hire - Preferred

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community. As a condition of employment, CHOP employees who work in patient care buildings or who have patient facing responsibilities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive an annual influenza vaccine. Learn more.

Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons. Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.

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