The Emergency Department Technician (EDT) functions as a technician, supply aide, and unit clerk to support in the day-to-day operations of the Emergency Department (ED). The EDT works under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.
When functioning as a technician, the EDT will be asked to perform various technical procedures in the ED.
When functioning as a supply aide, the EDT is responsible to stock the ED with the required supplies, equipment, and instrumentation to ensure safe, effective patient care.
When functioning as a unit clerk, the EDT is responsible to perform clerical duties, act as unit receptionist, coordinate unit/patient schedules and activities, efficiently use the computer and telephone, and maintain an orderly and efficient nurses station. The EDT will interface with all guests, visitors, families and patients arriving into, or calling the ED. The incumbent provides directions and information as well as making appropriate referrals.
Nature and Scope:
As a member of the ED team, the EDT provides technical skills and communicates effectively with supervisors, other ED staff, physicians, and ancillary staff.
This position does provide direct patient care.
The demands on this position are very dynamic due to rapid changes in medical procedures, technical knowledge, instrumentation, equipment, and policies and procedures.
This position ensures that equipment is working properly before ED procedures, cares for equipment after procedure, and is responsible for reporting equipment that is not working properly or is broken.
Other related duties and flexible hours may be requested. This position has the freedom to rotate work areas and duties as needed and/or directed. The Emergency Department Technician performs phlebotomy and peripheral venous
The EDT must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population served and meet standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standards.
This position does provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements – Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English.
Six months Emergency Medical Technician (EMT I) experience required, or six months CNA experience required, or six months Emergency Department Tech experience preferred.
Current BLS certification by American Heart Association standards required.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.