Emergency Department Technician


Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Emergency Department Technician for a Part Time, Variable position. Hourly compensation starts at $16.48, more depending on experience.


This position is responsible for performing direct patient care activities within his/her scope of practice under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Physician in the Emergency Department.


  • Assists nursing staff and other care team members with patient care:receiving patients by ambulance and from triage; assisting with ambulatory patients; setting up and assisting with procedures; obtaining patient vital signs; dressing or undressing patients; providing treatment supplies when needed; application of sterile dressings; restraint procedures; immobilization of extremities; cast and splint applications; patient transport.

  • Performs basic patient observation skills and reports significant changes in patient condition to the appropriate team member.Observation of secluded or restrained patients.

  • Maintain unit supplies by stocking patient rooms and supply areas to meet patient care needs.Assist in keeping patient care areas and equipment clean.

  • Performs clerical and communication functions to support departmental operations and patient care.

  • Order entry and results retrieval in the computer system.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant Acute Care program, Medical Assistant program or EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) program*.


  • Minimum of one year work experience as a Certified or Registered Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant or EMT required.

  • Prior acute care hospital experience preferred.

  • Previous leadership/supervisory experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.


  • Washington:Current Nursing Assistant certification in the state of Washington or Certified Medical Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant Phlebotomist

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.


  • Completion of ED specific competency based education

  • Strong communication skills

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Sufficient knowledge of English, spelling and arithmetic to complete and compile reports, make out requisitions, maintain simple records and perform various clerical duties

  • Proficient computer/keyboarding skills including MS Office applications


*Washington:If hired prior to October 1, 1997, may qualify for this position with a Registered Nursing Assistant designation from the state of Washington.


  • Requires either Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) plus Medical Assistant – Phlebotomist (MAPWA) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) at time of hire.

  • ED Technician assigned to the ED Seclusion department must obtain phlebotomist (MAPWA) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) within 12 months of hire.

  • ED Technician assigned to the ED Seclusion Department 1 year in-patient psychiatric experience preferred.


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion more than 66% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.

  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.

  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.


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