Emergency Department Technician
Job Details
2 Year Degree

Summary/Objective: Provides support to the licensed medical team in the emergency room setting.

Core Responsibilities

Applies the clinical discipline of nursing through the nursing process.

  1. Demonstrates ability, under direct supervision of an RN, to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  2. Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding patient management.
  3. Coordinates and supervises patient care under the direct supervision of an RN.
  4. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patients age.
  5. Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  6. Formulates a teaching plan based on identified patient learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  7. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  8. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients an family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in-hospital an post-discharge needs
  9. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patients status in order to identify each patients age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  10. Meets current documentation standards and policies.
  11. The LPN interacts effectively with physicians as an advocate of patient care.
  12. Demonstrates the ability to use critical thinking skills within the nursing profession.


The nurse demonstrates ability to perform technical tasks and procedures safely and accurately.

  1. The LPN successfully completed the performance standards inclusive of the yearly competencies for the primary area.
  2. Follows all National and facility standards for safe medication administration and security using resources available and critical thinking skills.
  3. Effectively assists in the orientation of new employees when requested.
  4. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  5. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills under the direction of an RN
  6. Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provider services to level of licensure.
  7. Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and patients clinical condition.
  8. Ability to interpret labs results and take appropriate action based on those tests.
  9. Medical and surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and special procedures.
  10. Work shifts in the Covid-19 annex and any other Covid-19 related tasks assigned within your scope of practice.

Maintains effective communications.

  1. Promotes positive work climate.
  2. Communicates with providers and other care team members.
  3. Strives to problem solve conflicts by using proper communication channels and chain of command.


Provides for optimal patient/resident safety.

  1. Follows all facility protocols and policies.
  2. Responds appropriately to emergency situations.
  3. Performs any routine or emergency check lists established in the clinical area.
  4. Participates in committees and projects that contribute to patient safety.
  5. Readily suggests process improvements aimed at refining patient safety.

Respects patient's rights to privacy and dignity.

  1. Observes all aspects of HIPPA in protecting patient/resident information and reports concerns for breeches.
  2. Champions projects related to patient environmental concerns and needs.


Other duties as assigned. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


General Responsibilities

  1. Completes required education/skill/competencies.
  2. Attends and actively participates in interdepartmental meetings/education/competencies. Actively participates by giving constructive input.
  3. Refers to and follows policies and procedures.
  4. Participates in the development and attainment of departmental goals
  5. Contributes to the overall functioning of CMC and the department by assisting where and when needed. Functions as a positive team player.
  6. Maintains a clean, safe working environment.
  7. Assists in QI/QA as requested including data collection.
  8. Effectively communicates with other team members.
  9. Completes required work accurately and in a timely manner.

Job Related Behaviors

  1. Integrity/Pride/Honor: Exhibits the highest standards of professionalism in dealings with co-workers, employers, visitors, patients and residents both inside and outside of the facility.
  2. Respect/Equality: Treats others as he/she would like to be treated.
  3. Communication: Communicates openly and honestly and in a way that is clear and understandable. Uses positive communication and communicate appropriately with all CMC departments.
  4. Compassion: Creates an environment of safety and trust for patients/residents/employees
  5. Trust: Demonstrates trust in co-workers.
  6. Professionalism: Demonstrates honesty and integrity. Always strive to give 100%
  7. Safety: Creates/Ensures that work environment is safe for patients, residents, employees and visitors.
  8. Fiscal Responsibility: Is a good steward of CMC resources.
  9. Ambassadorship: Uses good judgement in behavior, appearance, words and actions. Remembers that employees are on stage at all times.
  10. Quality: Is proficient, competent and efficient.
  11. Teamwork: Lends a hand whenever possible to ensure top-notch patient/resident care.
  12. Commitment: Committed to co-workers, patients, residents and providers.

Required: ACLS and PALS certification

Preferred: Med/Surg experience

Required: LPN or AEMT