ER Tech Job Description

ER Tech Job Description

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ER tech provides continuous monitoring recognizing normal and abnormal activity as well as clinical correlation of abnormal patterns with various disease states.

ER Tech Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective ER tech job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included ER tech job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Inserts IV catheters in peripheral veins, installs locks, and applies dressing and documents per hospital policy
Provides correctly adjusted crutches, instructs patient on crutch walking and documents
Removes Urinary Catheters and documents
Reports observations to nurse
Performs simple clean dressing changes and documents
Performs accucheks and hemocults per hospital procedure and documents if credentialed
Discontinues Nasogastric tubes, disposes of in accordance with hospital Biohazardous waste policy and Documents on patient record
Removes peripheral IV catheters, disposes of in accordance with hospital Biohazardous waste policy
Observes site and notifies nurse of condition
Documents on patient record

ER Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for ER Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, CPR, PALS, ACLS, IV, EMT, GED, CNA, AHA

Education for ER Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the ER tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Supervision, Education, Associates, Science, English, Healthcare, Medical, Patient Care, Health

Skills for ER Tech

Desired skills for ER tech include:

ISTAT
Joint Commission accreditation process and requirements
Operation of lab instruments
Piccolo
Triage
UA instruments
Normal and abnormal blood glucose levels and notifies RN of abnormal
Normal values for vital signs and O2 saturation and notifies RN of
Fast track patient in an acute care setting
Fundamental care for the emergency

Desired experience for ER tech includes:

Performs unit based phlebotomy for patient lab tests and documents
Empties Foley bags
Transports patients, medical records, and equipment to destinations within scheduled time frames, observing correct techniques
Assists in positioning, lifting, and ambulating patients, using appropriate safety precautions and body mechanics
Rounds frequently on patients in assigned area
Answers call lights in a timely manner

ER Tech Examples

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ER Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an ER tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for ER tech
  • Aware of location of Crash Cart and able to initiate CPR if needed
  • Handles dirty linen properly and in accordance with hospital policy
  • Monitoring of patient telemetry with rhythm identification
  • Completes all mandatory educational requirements
  • Completes CNA/NT self-study educational packets when offered
  • Attends 75% of unit staff meetings and reviews all meeting minutes if meeting is not attended
  • Maintains unit based mandatory requirements
  • Providing efficient patient care related to bedside testing, specimen collection and procedures (EKG, phlebotomy, blood glucose and urine, sputum, stool specimen collection, dressing changes)
  • Assists patient with physical care needs (ADL’s, ROM, toileting, nutrition)
  • Assists the ED staff with coordinating and communicating patient flow
Qualifications for ER tech
  • Provides clinical support within the levels of preparation
  • Patient Satisfaction Scores meet organizational goals
  • Assists nurse with assigned patients
  • Reports change of condition changes, potential problems or concerns involving the patient or family to the nurse
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and staff information including written, verbal and observed communications
  • Satisfactory completion of telemetry test with passing score of 80%
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ER Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an ER tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for ER tech
  • Assist the Facility Resource Specialist role as needed
  • Restraint application
  • Checks, stamps and places in respective racks the C.S
  • Assists with unit errands when requested
  • The Paramedic involves the patient and/or significant other(s) in the patient’s care
  • Assumes responsibility for the care of assigned patients
  • Contributes to the smooth functioning of the Unit by offering help to other staff members
  • Correctly labels, calculates and regulates the flow of IV solutions
  • The CCT is responsible for assisting the RN and LVN implementation and planning of patient centered care for all patients on the unit during his/her shift, according to the standards of care of Central Texas Medical Center
  • The CCT reports patient condition changes, inconsistencies, or other concerns to the registered nurse and/or LVN
Qualifications for ER tech
  • Basic Dysrhythmia certification (or in progress)
  • 6+ months current (within the past 6 months) EMS experience
  • Six (6) months recent hospital experience as CNA, CT or EMT preferred
  • Successful completion of Clinical Technician Program or related work experience preferred
  • 6+ months current (within the past 6 months)
  • Maintains current BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification required within six months of hire
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ER Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of ER tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for ER tech
  • Knowledgeable of supplies and equipment in trauma room
  • Applies unsterile hot/cold packs/compresses, bandages, elastic stockings, and documents
  • Safely and correctly operates equipment
  • Performs venipuncture for specimen collection under the direction of the RN
  • Keep track of all equipment and supplies used
  • Uses A.I.D.E.T
  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
  • Demonstrates organizational skills and the ability to establish priorities and make sound judgments
  • Enters all ordered test accurately for complete patient care
  • Communicates effectively with patients regarding procedures and follow up
Qualifications for ER tech
  • Previous experience in nursing assistance (basic patient care), patient transportation, ordering and stocking inventory, other patient related activities or ER/EMT experience preferred
  • Maintains current BLS
  • Or Medical Assistant certification AND 2 ~ 3 years of Emergency Department patient care experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent and/or completion of a vocational or diploma training in a medical, technical or other appropriate area of specialization
  • CA EMT BLS
  • Current EMS experience
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ER Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an ER tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for ER tech
  • Obtains, labels and transports patient specimens in accordance with established standards
  • Transports patients, supplies and equipment in a safe and timely manner
  • Productively utilizes time when not actively involved in patient care by maintaining Environment of Care and Point of Care Standards, supply and room stocking and preparation and equipment checks
  • Perform specific tasks or routines supportive to delivery of patient care in the assigned nursing unit under the direction of a Registered Nurse in accordance with Division of Nursing standards
  • EMT or Paramedic or
  • Completion of introductory nursing in an approved RN program
  • Takes vital signs and does fingersticks according to Physician's orders and patient status
  • Observes for skin irritation and breakdown and reports
  • Notes changes in alertness, orientation and mood and reports
  • Identifies changes in strength and Coordination and reports
Qualifications for ER tech
  • Phlebo preferred
  • Cardiac Dysrhythmia certification
  • Current EMS or ED Tech (within 6 months)
  • CA phlebotomist certificate preferred
  • Successful completion of Clinical Technician Program or related work experience and six (6) months recent hospital experience as CNA or CT or EMT preferred
  • High school graduate or equivalent with one year experience in an acute care hospital
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ER Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an ER tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for ER tech
  • Assists or provides for bathing, oral care, linen changes, shaving and hair care
  • Follows directions for patient activities including turning, chair and ambulation
  • Passes trays and snacks in a timely manner
  • Accurately and legibly record all vital signs, personal care, activities, fingersticks, diet, snacks and I&O
  • Provides for orderly patient areas
  • Perform EKGs and blood draws
  • Participate in interdisciplinary collaboration for planned patient care from ER admission through ER discharge
  • Interact with identified patients to maintain a safe environment through verbal skills and, when needed, through physical measures, which may include forms of restraint
  • Coordination and ongoing communication with security staff, nursing staff, medical staff and mental health staff to provide safe patient care and to receive instructions on which patients need assistance
  • Assist identified patients with Average Daily Living Skills, including dressing/undressing, and with patient engagement with reading material, television, food, and other appropriate means for helping patients remain calm
Qualifications for ER tech
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment assessment
  • Certified as CNA, EMT, paramedic or ERT with 2~3 yrs
  • Ability to move / lift patients and push carts
  • Current CPR certification This position requires completion of the age specific competency
  • One (1) year of previous Emergency Room experience preferred
  • High School graduate or equivalent with one (1) year experience in acute hospital setting or in ambulance

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