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Unit Support Technician - Mpls CVCC

Company: Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

About Children's Minnesota

Children's Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children's serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children's is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children's Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children's Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children's maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children's health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children's received Magnet recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org.

Department Overview

Our cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) is a 25-bed pediatric critical care unit for patients with complex conditions and their families. As a member of the largest pediatric heart program in the state, our team works closely with more than 200 interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to the care of children with life-changing cardiovascular diagnoses. In this unit, we care for patients along their continuum of acute recovery to provide for their changing physical and emotional needs as we prepare them to return home. We specialize in caring for children experiencing heart failure, after repair of congenital heart defects and heart catheterization, and before and after transplant. We routinely utilize extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and ventricular assist devices (VAD) in the care we provide. Our patient population requires hemodynamic monitoring, critical medication management, maintenance of systemic perfusion, and management of organ failure. Our team combines a highly technical skill set with a family centered approach. We value teamwork, open communication, safety and respect. We embrace an environment that encourages learning and professional growth. Our team is committed to providing excellent care to our patients and families.

Position Summary

The Unit Support Technician is a pivotal front line individual who provides exemplary customer service to families, staff, providers and visitors, both in-person and by phone. Provides monitoring of patients requiring continuous telemetry throughout Children's. Alerts clinicians based on identified acute changes. Creates telemetry reports daily or as otherwise needed. Answer questions, warmly, promptly, and correctly, and problem solve as needed. Provides first response to phone calls that come into the units, arranges for deliveries to patients rooms, directs visitors to their destinations, and maintains a safe, welcoming environment at all times, modeling service excellence to the organization. This individual is the key liaison to other departments and provides other disciplines with the tools for their jobs. The Unit Support Technician supports patient care on the unit(s) and provides overall administrative support for the unit. This individual is also the unit(s) technology resource.

License/Certification/Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required
  • Health Unit Coordinator certificate preferred

Experience:

  • Previous Health Unit Coordinator experience preferred
  • Medical terminology preferred
  • Telemetry/EKG monitoring experience preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Situational awareness
  • Outstanding professional and positive customer service skills essential
  • Positive attitude
  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Strong computer skills such as Microsoft word, excel or hospital technology systems
  • Ability to coach others with hospital technology systems
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with a clear understanding of English language (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Self-directed, organized, and problem solver
  • Ability to multitask, direct and support information processes on patient care units, work independently and within a team
  • Adaptable to change in various work place settings

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Children's Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Keywords: Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis , Unit Support Technician - Mpls CVCC, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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