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Covenant Health

Emergency Room Technician

  • Knoxville, TN

30+ Days ago

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Covenant Health

Emergency Room Technician

LocationKnoxville, TN

1 day ago

Job Description

Functions as a specialized direct patient caregiver in the Emergency Department, performing tasks to assist nurses and providers. Performs hands-on care, specified technical tasks, and coordinates communications on the unit


  • Enters and updates the ED tracking board promptly to communicate with staff.
  • Document/maintain patient record as appropriate.
  • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressures, oxygen saturation, weights, heights, and intake-output measurements.
  • Completes all items / activities on “TECH CHECKLIST of DAILY ACTIVITIES” as applicable.
  • Orders patient care supplies and keeps patient care supplies stocked in proper amounts in rooms, carts and other areas as appropriate.
  • Cleans and wraps instruments to transport to sterile processing with ability to correctly identify and replace proper surgical instruments on appropriate trays.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe environment, which may include checking equipment daily for proper function and reporting equipment that is out of order, appropriate handling of linen and storing of supplies.
  • Gathers equipment for O2 set up. Checks O2 for connection and proper placement.
  • Set up suction equipment and check for proper function.
  • Promptly answer patient call lights and respond to patient requests.
  • Report observed changes in patient condition to nurse or provider.
  • Assists with transportation ofpatients to other areas of the facility.
  • Prepare wounds for provider as directed. Cleans and dresses wounds appropriately.
  • Application of splints.
  • Applies immobilizers and ace bandages; fits patient for crutches.
  • Perform tasks such as ROM, assist with ambulatory devices as specified by the patients' plan of care.
  • Assist provider with pelvic exams.
  • Assists in triage with vital signs.
  • Ambulate, and assist patients in and out of bed, into wheelchairs and transport when necessary (on oxygen if required).
  • Empty canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and record intake and output.

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