The Emergency Department Tech provides Emergency Department technical support for physicians and nurses to optimize patient care. The ED tech receives direction and assignments from the ED nurses and physicians. Works as a valued member of the professional team to ensure patient and unit safety through required duties.
Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:
- Constantly aware of the safety needs of patients, employees and visitors.
- Communicates effectively with patients, families, visitors and other members of the health care team.
- Demonstrates professional behavior.
- Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times.
- Assists with patient restraints and patient specific safety precautions.
- Provides and maintains a clean, safe environment.
- Required to maintain competency in the patient safety functions related to their position.
- Completion of Annual Mandatory Training, TB testing, and FIT testing.
- Accountable for the identification and reduction of unsafe practices that could cause harm to patients.
- Assists the ED nurses and physicians in providing technical care of patients by performing 12 lead EKGs, placing patients on cardiac and vital sign monitors.
- Performs Point of Care testing
- Transports patients to other departments
- Stocking of rooms, cleaning of equipment and workspace, recognizing equipment malfunctions and sending work orders for repair.
- Maintains the cleanliness and order of the supply room, capturing and entering all supply charges in the computer.
- Breaking down charts, courteously answering the telephone, and providing excellent customer service to the patient and their families.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Required Education / Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Completion of a recognized Nurse Assistant program -OR-
Completion of Medical Corpsman program -OR-
Completion of EMT program -OR-
- Completion of a Unit Clerk course -OR-
One year of experience in a health care setting
- Must maintain current American Heart Association or American Red Cross BLS Certification.
- Must maintain current SAMA certification. SAMA training at hire a plus
- Required to maintain competency in the patient safety functions related to their position and unit.
- EMR experience preferred
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is committed to encouraging good health. As part of its efforts to achieve these goals of a tobacco-free hiring process, if you are offered a position at The University, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws.