ER Tech Job Description Template
We are looking for a dynamic ER tech to be responsible for the general care of patients in the emergency room. In this role, you will monitor EKGs and heart rhythms of patients, collect samples for lab analysis, and assist doctors and nurses during medical procedures.
To be a successful ER tech, you should have a calm demeanor and exemplary decision-making skills. Ultimately, a top-notch ER tech should have an impeccable bedside manner and be able to create a safe environment for patients in the ER.
ER Tech Responsibilities:
- Providing emergency care to patients in the ER by monitoring the patients' temperature, pulse, and blood pressure.
- Assisting with emergency medical processes, such as dressing wounds and administering stitches.
- Compiling all medical paperwork for patients, such as discharge instructions, medical aid documentation, and aftercare guidelines.
- Measuring and fitting patients with casts or crutches, and instructing patients on proper crutch walking.
- Taking medical samples from patients, such as blood or urine.
- Assisting doctors or nurses during medical procedures by handing them medical instruments and monitoring patients' vital signs.
- Ensuring that patients receive their medication.
- Informing patients' family members about the status of their condition as well as their medical needs.
- Helping the nursing and administrative staff with updating patients' medical records.
ER Tech Requirements:
- Basic life support or emergency medical technician certification, or similar.
- A minimum of 2 years' experience in a hospital emergency room or medical center.
- Basic medical assessment skills, such as venipuncture, CPR, and EKG monitoring.
- Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to navigate stressful situations.
- The ability to work well with a variety of patients, doctors, nurses, and administrative staff.
- The ability to translate complex medical jargon into accessible terms for patients.
- An aptness for caregiving and compassion for patients.
- Willingness to work shifts, long hours, as well as overtime, if needed.