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Emergency Room Technician

Emergency Room Technician

Emergency Room Technician

Emergency Room Technician

Primary Location San Marcos, California

Job Number 1139573

Date posted 01/13/2023


Help doctors and nurses with examinations, treatments, and special procedures while being closely supervised. Apply splints to patients as directed by the head of the orthopedic department, carry out clinic-related patient care tasks, and maintain an emergency room holding ward in accordance with accepted policies, routines, practices, and procedures.


Significant Duties:

  • Helps with therapeutic and diagnostic patient care tasks that can call for sterile procedure, like applying and removing bandages and splints, cleaning and/or irrigating wounds, and preparation. explains standard self-care techniques as instructed and introduces them to the policies and procedures of the Medical Center.
  • By situating and draping the patient, the emergency room worker assists with different diagnostic tests and minor surgical operations.
  • Helps with specialized procedures including thoracotomies, lumbar punctures, peritoneal lavages, thoracentesis, etc. prior to surgical and/or examination procedures, makes the essential preparations or organizes the treatment areas as necessary for the specific process.
  • Receives incoming calls and responds appropriately.
  • Massages the closed heart (CPR).
  • Gives individuals a 12-lead EKG as instructed. EKGs can be uploaded to the Muse system.
  • Obtains a patient’s full set of vital signs and an inventory of their apparel.
  • Provides patients with canes and crutches as needed, makes necessary adjustments, and teaches them how to walk correctly as directed by the head of the orthopedic department.
  • Apply simple splints for fractures and sprains according to a doctor’s orders, using the proper materials.
  • Synchronizes the departmental cleaning and processing of instruments with Central Processing.
  • Forms, mail, samples, and other items need to be picked up and delivered between departments.
  • Direct and transport patients to the proper ED or medical center rooms or locations.
  • Maintains a sufficient supply of supplies and notifies the charge nurse or clinical supervisor of any shortages.
  • Prepare gurney/beds, stock patient things at bedheads, stock oxygen tank supplies, set up suction at each gurney location, gloves, and EKG electrodes when applicable, among other tasks as given.
  • Maintain a spotless work environment, including ED ramps, supply rooms, and utility rooms.
  • Promotes, guarantees, and enhances customer service to internal and external clients by displaying abilities that are consistent with the company’s guiding principle of delivering exceptional customer relations and high-quality service.

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Basic Qualifications:
  • Six (6) months (1,000 hours) recent experience (within two 2 years) in a health care/patient contact setting required.
  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required.
  • Proof of successful completion of an anatomy course (from an accredited college, vocational, adult education) within the last (3) years; or six (6) months (1,000 hours) recent (within two 2 years) Emergency Room Technician/EMT experience; or two (2) years recent experience in Kaiser Permanente Emergency Department required.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Current License of Emergency Medical Technician in State of California or Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT).
  • Current BCLS required.
Additional Requirements:
  • Successful completion of Kaiser Permanente Orthopedics demonstration/validation of ability to apply all types of splints within the probationary period. Employee will have a maximum of three opportunities to demonstrate/validate the ability to apply all types of splints and other orthopedic devices.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum two (2) years Emergency Department or Emergency Medical Services.


  • Scheduled work hours per week will be 20-32.
  • 8 hour shifts, Varied days, Varied Hours, Varied Shifts and may be required to work every weekend
Primary Location: California,San Marcos,San Marcos Hospital
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 21
Shift: Day
Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM
Working Hours End: 07:30 PM
Job Schedule: Part-time
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B09|OPEIU|Local 30
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Department: SAN MARCOS MEDICAL CENTER – Emergency-Day – 0806
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time


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