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The Critical Care Technician works with the RN's in the ICU to provide care to patients. They have special skills beyond those of a Patient Care Assistant for example, they can perform venipuncture, dress wounds, removal staples and sutures, and measure peak expiratory flow rate.
A High School Diploma or GED is required.
Completion of oneof the following educational programs is required:
Successful completion of a Nursing Assistant program OR
Successful completion of a Medical Assistant program OR
Successful completion of a Basic EMT program (Intermediate EMT or Paramedic preferred).
One year of patient care experience in an acute care hospital or EMT field/Emergency Care Setting required.
Current CPR certification required.
If certified as Nursing Assistant, Associate must maintain current certification.
If certified as a Medical Assistant, maintaining certification is preferred.
If certified as an EMT, maintaining certification is preferred.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.