The Emergency Room Tech, under the direction of the Registered Nurse, assists the medical and nursing staff of the department with providing direct and indirect patient care and performing related duties and procedures as assigned.
GED or equivalent. Required to meet one of the following: Certified Nursing Assistant, First Responder, EMT, Nursing students having completed Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Assistant, Pre Med students, Military Corpsman, Combat Life Saver or Combat Medic. Any of these may apply and work in an ER Tech position, but must function within the guidelines, skills, and pay grade outlined for the position.
*Those who were employed as a PCT in the ER prior to 3-1-04 and do not have the above educational requirements will be grandfathered in as an Emergency Room Technician. He/she must successfully complete an Erlanger fundamentals checklist, observed demonstration, and pass a written exam.
Meets educational requirements
One year clinical experience in a healthcare or pre-hospital setting.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
To perform IV therapy the applicable employee must maintain current EMT IV license
BLS required within 30 days of hire.
Department Position Summary:
The Emergency Room Tech, under the direction of the Registered Nurse, assists the medical and nursing staff of the department with providing direct and indirect patient care and performing related duties and procedures as assigned. Duties may include but are not limited to the performance of phlebotomy, EKG, procedure tray set-up and cleaning, assistance in implementation of trauma and cardiovascular protocols. This position is also responsible for transportation of patients, stocking of medical supplies in treatment rooms and adequacy of supplies in Pyxis supply station.
The Emergency Room Tech, under the direction of the Registered Nurse, must interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures. This is done through evaluation of direct supervisor by direct observation, in a skills lab, or discussed verbally or written. Competency can also be evaluated by a formal peer review process and/or by self assessment based on objective criteria that is reviewed and validated.
Mission: To improve the health of people we touch
Vision: To be recognized locally, regionally and nationally as a premier health system
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: We will fulfill the mission and vision by adhering to the Standards of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Erlanger Health System - 18 months ago