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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
PRN / Ambulatory Patient Care Tech - Ambulatory Services
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1 yearof experience in an acute health care setting required; experience in a pediatric setting preferred; experience in venipuncture and laboratory testing preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Must be able to achieve CNMC certification in phlebotomy techniques required within three months employment. Must be able to maintain ongoing CNMC phlebotomy certification. Must be able to perform simple laboratory tests Basic calculations (Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).

Required Licenses and Certifications

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Formal training/certification in one of the following required -- EMT Certification, Certified Nursing Assistant certification, one semester of clinical experience completed at an accredited school of nursing, military corpsman training or one year of clinical experience in a pediatric setting. For Maryland must have CNA certification and license at hire or obtain within 6 month of hire.

Functional Accountabilities

Clinical Activities
  1. Identify vital signs, i.e., temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, pulse oximetries.
  2. Apply Holter monitors to patients.
  3. Perform EKGs as directed; provide lab/EKG results to clinic nurse/physician; documents results.
  4. Identify patient weight, height, head circumference and document.
  5. Assess general patient condition (activity level, positioning, safety, level of consciousness, responsiveness, behavior, respiratory status, perfusion).
  6. Accurately record vital signs, weights, head circumference, temperature, lab results, etc., on appropriate record, e.g., Ambulatory Treatment Record.
Laboratory Competency
  1. Perform, evaluate and report QC protocol, identify and resolve QC failures; document resolutions; report problems to main lab and/or supervisory staff.
  2. Participate in continuing education opportunities available internally and/or externally; perform competency and proficiency challenges.
  3. Process specimens by centrifugation, aliquot and sort into specific test areas and for storage; coordinate the pick-up and delivery of specimens for Children’s Hospital, Quest and/or other reference labs; troubleshoot specimen-processing procedures.
  4. Investigate and handle improperly labeled specimens, requisition problems and inadequate specimens.
  5. Answer inquiries and give test results by phone, answer general information and specimen requirement questions and route technical questions to appropriate area for answers.
  6. Monitor and maintain daily records of laboratory equipment as required; maintain simple laboratory equipment and notify main lab and/or supervisor of unresolved problems; order routine inventory and supply requests.
  7. Collect blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary method; conduct assigned routine laboratory tests such as urine dipstick, glucose, A1C.
Clinical Competency
  1. Contribute to assessment process and collect and document patient/family information.
  2. Recognize and report to registered nurse changes in patient condition, e.g., increased temperature, change in level of consciousness, change in heart rate, etc.
  3. Provide basic nursing care, which may include performing dry dressing change, linen change, and diaper change; position patients and assist in ambulation.
  4. Confer with the co-assigned charge or clinic Registered Nurse/physician when confronted with an unfamiliar problem.
Patient Flow
  1. Maintain a neat, orderly clinic environment and prepare the examination room for a patient’s examination and instruct and/or assist patient/family in regard to clothing removal and/or patient gown use.
  2. Prioritize routine tasks and special requests made by a variety of disciplines.
  3. Complete all tasks as assigned or report to supervisor inability to complete assignment.
  4. Obtain equipment, supplies, and required services from other departments using tact and diplomacy.
  5. Set up examination rooms to encourage efficiency and ease of access to equipment.
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Patient and Family Services
  1. Orient the family at the time of the visit to the geography and governing rules of the area.
  2. Comfort an anxious child undergoing a procedure by sitting with the child and use distractions such as talk, touch, etc.
  3. Monitor patient throughout the visit and report family/patient concerns or complaints to the Registered Nurse/physician and/or clinic manager.
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.