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Emergency Department Technician

at Eastern Plumas Health Care

Starting wage is based on previous experience.
Posted: 3/11/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3/12/19

Job Description


Eastern Plumas Health Care is a small, non-profit, critical access hospital district, providing comprehensive medical services to Plumas County since 1971. We operate a 9 bed acute care hospital at our main Portola campus, which includes a 24 hour, physician staffed, emergency room and ambulance service. In addition, four primary care medical clinics and a dental clinic offer residents a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton.


The ED Tech  works under the supervision of the ER nurse on duty. They will be a vital part of the Emergency Room team working in tandem with the nurse to provide smooth and consistent care to Emergency Room patients.

This is a full-time benefited position. There are 2 day time and one night shift available. Shift schedules are 10 hours per shift, totaling 7 days per pay period (2 weeks). 


  • Greets patients and gives them assistance in
  • Takes vital signs per policy and documents them in the electronic medical record.  Report abnormal vital signs to the nurse.
  • Assists patients with toileting (bedpan, bedside commode or bathroom) and perform peri-care
  • Apply a cardiac monitor, print a strip and place on appropriate form for nurse evaluation
  • Performing 12 lead ECGs in a timely fashion
  • Sitting with 5150 patients
  • Adjust crutches for use
  • Assist with splint application
  • Assist nurse/physician with procedures
  • Assist with wound cleaning and care as directed
  • Decontaminates shared equipment between patient uses, cleans instruments after use
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Code blue documentation
  • Assist patients with needs (food/drink per physician order, blankets, repositioning, etc.)
  • Assisting with bathing patients at times
  • Assisting with patient transportation to other departments, including reapplication of monitors
  • Daily ER restocking and monthly ER outdates
  • Clerical work (registering patients, gathering ID and insurance information, signatures on consents/forms)
  • Assisting with copying and preparing for admission
  • Calling in assistance for the nurse as needed (x-ray, lab, physician and ambulance crew)
  • Assisting on the Acute floor when slow in the ER
  • Deescalates agitated patients
  • Staying busy in slow times – folding laundry, gleaning quality improvement data, chart audits, patient charges, and other duties

Education Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification
  • CNA or EMT certification and/or 2 years patient care experience
  • Be able to function accurately, professionally and compassionately under pressure
  • Have a sufficient level of physical and mental conditioning
  • Be able to lift a moderate amount of weight and meet the physical demands of caring for patients