Emergency Technician

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Clinton, MD

About the Job

  • Job Summary
    • The Emergency Department Technician provides support to nursing and physician staff by performing tasks that assist in the care and treatment of patients with illnesses and injuries. 
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Experience
      • High school diploma or equivalency.
      • One year of recent emergency department experience as an emergency department technician, or one year experience as a critical care technician, or the equivalent of one year of EMT or military medical experience is required.
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    • License/Certification/Registration
      • CPR/BLS certification
      • Maryland Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) License
      • CPI training within 6 months of hire
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    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
      • Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
      • Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws.  Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
      • Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
      • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
      • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality is required.
      • Knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served is required.
      • Knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the ability to collect data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs is required.
      • Knowledge of medical terminology required.
      • Knowledge of infection control.
      • Ability to prioritize work duties required.
      • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, nurses, physicians, other healthcare professionals and visitors is required. 
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Under general supervision of the RN, ED Technician performs assigned procedures including, but not limited to: electrocardiogram testing (EKG); phlebotomy; wound cleansing; initial, repeat and orthostatic vital sign measurements; application of monitor leads and specimen collection.
    • Setup and prepare patient and assists with patient exam and minor health procedures within scope of training.
    • Perform specimen collection, ensuring accuracy in identification and integrity by using appropriate techniques for all age criteria as required by Lab.
    • Provide communication and updates to RN, Physician or other providers related to perceived reactions or changes to patients’ condition.
    • Accurately record information in the patient record, documents vital signs and procedures completed, as well as the equipment and techniques utilized.
    • Organize and maintain appropriate levels of inventory and supplies.
    •  Assist with health unit coordination tasks and reception responsibilities as needed.
    • Attend department meetings and educational sessions.
    • Assist in orienting and training of new ED Technicians.
    • Serves as a liaison among members of the healthcare team, patients and families.
    • Supports nursing and physician staff by performing tasks that assist in the care and treatment of patients with illnesses and injuries.
    • Maintain cleans equipment and workspace.
    • Recognizes equipment malfunctions and refers for repair.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.