The Emergency Department Technician (ED tech) is responsible for assisting in the Emergency Department and Observation Unit for direct patient care under the guidance and direction of a Registered Nurse. Tasks are based on accepted standards of emergency and outpatient practice and are performed within the scope of education, training and experience of the ED Tech. An ED tech is responsible for orienting and assisting in the training of new staff and students. He/She must be competent and apply knowledge in aseptic technique, laboratory services, and orthopedic and minor surgical procedures. An ED tech demonstrates competence in handling the infant/pediatric age group, adolescent age group, and adult/geriatric age group.
Education and Experience
Minimum Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent with post-training as either a Certified Nursing Assistant, EMT, Paramedic, Shock-Trauma Technician, Phlebotomist, Medical Assistant, or are a Nursing or EMS student
Preferred Education: Not applicable
Experience: 2+ years' experience in an acute care facility, corpsman experience, or formal phlebotomy/laboratory/paramedic training; must demonstrate competency in aseptic technique, cardiac arrhythmias, laboratory services, and orthopedic and minor surgical procedures
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Applicant must hold a current BLS certification