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Critical Care Tech Emergency Department

Company: Intermountain Healthcare
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:
The Critical Care Technician functions as a clinical support partner in the Critical Care and Emergency Department settings. They assist the patient care team in the performance of various tasks and procedures for the critically ill patient or patients requiring special skills or observation. Act under the direction and supervision of appropriate clinical licensed personnel.
Posting Specifics:
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Shift Details: Full-Time, 36 hours/week. Variable shifts - days, swing, nights, weekends and holidays are required. Schedule is set based on seniority.
Unit/Location: Emergency Department, Intermountain Medical Center
Intermountain Healthcare offers a generous benefits package that contributes to the overall health and compensation of each caregiver. To learn about additional Intermountain benefits Click here (
Unit Specifics
Intermountain Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center. The Emergency Department is a 75-bed ER with 4 Trauma bays. A Critical Care Tech in the Emergency Department is considered the "backbone" of the department. This is a great place for learning, as you will be working hand-in-hand with providers with varying degrees of experience. The team functions like a family and leans on each other for support and guidance in a fast-paced, high-acuity setting.
Employees must work in a Critical Care or Emergency Department.
Job Essentials
Patient Care:

  • Assists with admission, discharge, and transfer of patients, including transport.

  • Provides excellent customer service when responding to patient/family requests.

  • Reports and records patient care findings and data in a timely manner. Reports change in the patient condition quickly, and secure qualified assistance as needed.

  • When working on a clinical unit, may be required to take medications from the delivery system to the RN.

    Critical Care:

    • Prioritizes and delivers patient care as delegated by the RN or other members of the interdisciplinary team. This may include, but is not limited to, collecting patient data, vital signs, oxygen therapy, and cardiac monitoring.

    • Performs in critical care situations as directed by RN or MD.

    • Assists with emergency resuscitation, set-up and assistance with line insertion, and retrieval of supplies and equipment.

    • Recognizes and completes unit and patient care needs with minimal direct supervision.


      • Collaborates and consults with RN and other members of the interdisciplinary team for best patient care.

      • Demonstrates effective teamwork, prioritization, communication, and organization.

      • Performs non-nursing duties as delegated, i.e., cleaning, stocking, answering phones, clerical support, providing directions, etc.

        Minimum Qualifications

        • If doing Point of Care Testing: Must have a High School diploma or GED in compliance with CLIA regulations.

        • CNA Certification with one year of experience.


          • EMT or Paramedic Certification in state of practice.


            • MA Certification (if working in the ER).

            • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.

            • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

              Preferred Qualifications

              • CNA experience or applicable healthcare experience.

              • Current enrollment in nursing school.

              • Basic computer skills.

                Physical Requirements:
                Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.

                • and -

                  Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.

                  • and -

                    Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.

                    • and -

                      Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.

                      • and -

                        Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).

                        • and -

                          May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.
                          Intermountain Medical Center
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                          Scheduled Weekly Hours:
                          The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.
                          $17.50 - $22.75
                          We care about your well-being - mind, body, and spirit - which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.
                          Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers ( , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers ( our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( .
                          Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
                          Intermountain Health is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 33 hospitals (includes "virtual" hospital), a Medical Group with more than 3,800 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 385 clinics, a health plans division called SelectHealth, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and efficient healthcare delivery.
                          Join our world-class team and embark on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment.
                          To find out more about us, head to our career site here ( .
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                          Intermountain Health strives to make the application process accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact 1-800-843-7820 or email . This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
                          We intentionally work toward an Intermountain Health that reflects our diverse communities and provides culturally competent care, health equity, and a sense of belonging amongst all our caregivers (employees). This is an important part of fulfilling our mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible. The three pillars of our work are talent experience with Intermountain (application, internship, development, etc.), community benefit, and care delivery.
                          Learn more about diversity at Intermountain, here. (
                          Introduce yourself to our Talent Acquisition team and we will get in touch if there is a role that seems like a good match.
                          Intermountain Health's PEAK program supports caregivers in the pursuit of their education goals and career aspirations by providing up-front tuition coverage paid directly to the academic institution. The program offers 100+ learning options to choose from, including undergraduate studies, high school diplomas, and professional skills and certificates. Caregivers are eligible to participate in PEAK on day 1 of employment. Learn more. (
                          The primary intent of this job description is to set a fair and equitable rate of pay for this classification. Only those key duties necessary for proper job evaluation and/or labor market analysis have been included. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.
                          All positions subject to close without notice.
                          Thanks for your interest in continuing your career with our team!

Keywords: Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City , Critical Care Tech Emergency Department, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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