Garnet Health

Clinical Decision Area / Observation unit Technician

Job Locations US-NY-Middletown
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(9/14/2021 10:05 AM)
Physical Location
Garnet Health Medical Center
Campus : Location
# of Openings
Shift (1) : Shift Type
7 - Variable Start Time
Shift (1) : If Other, Shift Slot
Variable 12.5 hour shifts. Monday - Friday with every other weekend and rotating holidays


Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills.  Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:


Provides direct patient care to a specific group of patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.


Minimum Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent;
Ability to communicate with patients, visitors and staff both orally and in writing.


Minimum Experience:
Previous experience as Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant or similar
• Assists with toileting i.e. bedpan, commodes, urinals, incontinence care.
• Proper body mechanics for transfers/ambulation.
• Vital signs.
Completion of phlebotomy course;
• with at least 120 hours of clinical rotation in a medical arena OR
• 80 hours of clinical rotation in a medical arena with one (1) year healthcare experience required


Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant Program


Required Certification/Registration:
National Phlebotomy Certification required within 6 months or National Medical Assistant certification required within 6 months. Completion of AHA – BLS Healthcare Provider Course – Current and On-going; Successful completion of Orientation program including classroom and clinical components; Validation of required performance skills

Physical Requirements:
Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking. Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patient. Considerable reaching,
stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching. Visual acuity and color discrimination is required. Ability to communicate effectively
and to comprehend conversation. Must have manual dexterity and hand-to-eye coordination. Must anticipate unexpected
movements by patients. Capable of working assigned hours at varied times during the day or night. Alertness required
during all phases of work.


Working Conditions: Contact with patients, department co-workers, nursing staff and physicians under wide variety of circumstances. Subject to odors from specimens, patients and chemicals. Exposure to infectious materials when handling specimens. Contact with major equipment and computer systems. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations and occasionally to irregular work hours.


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