Emergency Department Technician

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Emergency Department Technician (Oakdale) - Per Diem

Location: Oakdale, CA

Job Description

Performs duties under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN) or Physician. Responsible for providing high quality individualized basic care activities within the Emergency Room Tech scope of practice.

  1. Provides competent, compassionate and cost-effective care in a manner that provides for the physical, psychosocial and spiritual, and age specific needs of the emergency patient.  Incorporates cultural and ethnic factors.  Bases care on hospital policies, scientific principles, common sense and within the scope of practice of the ER Tech.
  1. Develops and maintains positive, effective, collaborative relationships with patients, families and all levels of hospital and medical staff.
  1. Assists with proper registration of patients and the proper maintenance of medical records, including maintaining accurate systems for billing, data processing and accounts payable.  Demonstrates knowledge of correct use of all forms.
  • Assists in obtaining patient data (i.e., past medical history) and retrieves medical records.
  • Prepares transfer papers.
  • Orders radiology or lab tests.
  • Keeps ER, lab, and x-ray log current.
  1. Assists in the physical transfer of patients using appropriate body mechanics and assuring sufficient assistance by other health care team members.  Provides for personal and patient safety at all times. 
  1. Assists Registered Nurse in continued assessment and observation by placing on cardiac monitor; applies/maintains C-spine immobilization; assists in initializing oxygen administration, application of ice and or pressure dressings, as directed by the Registered Nurse or Patient Protocols.
  1. Performs 12-Lead EKG and documents appropriate patient information.
  1. Assists in the reassessment of patients through recheck of vital signs, patient’s comments and observations of patient’s responses to interventions.
  1. Assists RN and MD in procedures, including preparation, performance, and recovery.
  1. Assists the RN with patient disposition.
  1. Demonstrates, through practice, understanding of job description and functions only within scope of practice.
  1. Stock treatment areas with disposable supplies as needed to maintain par levels.
  1. Demonstrates a positive professional image; performs responsibilities in a professional manner; demonstrates flexibility in the provision of patient care/service; utilizes a collaborative approach with co-workers.
  1. Orients, precepts, and provides instruction/direction for new students and staff.
  1. Demonstrates flexibility in the work setting with changing patient assignments, varying staffing levels, and emergency situations.
  1. Maintains appropriate, confidential interfacility and interagency communications.
  1. Demonstrates responsible role in noise reduction efforts in the department and assists in maintaining traffic control.
  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Education:
High school graduate or equivalent required.
Minimum Experience/Skills:
Excellent communication and observation skills
Basic computer skills preferred
Able to perform basic mathematical calculations
Writes, speaks, and legibly documents in English
Ability to speak effectively with patients, families, and co-workers
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral, or diagram form
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Maintains current AHA BLS Certification
Physical Demands:
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking
Lifts, positions, pushes up to 50 pounds
Considerable reaching, squatting, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
Manual dexterity and mobility
Ability to move quickly
Frequent reach, twist, push and pull
Heavy lifting (50 lbs. and over) 50% of the time
Moderate lifting (25-49 lbs.) 25% of the time
Light lifting (under 25 lbs.) 25% of the time
Assists as part of the Team the moving of heavy patients up to 350 lbs. at times in bed and transfer from bed to gurney or wheelchair
Heavy carrying (50 lbs. and over) 25% of the time
Moderate carrying (25-49 lbs.) 35% of the time
Light carrying (under 25 lbs.) 45% of the time
Must assist with ambulation orthostatic vital signs
Vision Requirements:
Ability to adjust vision sufficiently to perform duties
Working Conditions:
High exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens, rare exposure to toxic substances such as
radiation, nuclear isotopes, chemotherapeutic agent
Exposure to a variety of electrical or power equipment
Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
Subject to hazards including but not limited to, flammable, explosive gasses
Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment
In contact with patients in a variety of circumstances.
May be subject to rapidly changing, unpredictable situations related to patient needs, interruptions, multiple calls and inquiries
Subject to absentee replacement on short notice
Subjected to irregular hours
Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries, illness)
Emergency and crisis situations
Subject to irregular hours
Increased stress due to multiple calls and inquiries
Able to work in spite of frequent interruptions