HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Emergency Department (ER) Technician II (1p-1a) in San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.

As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website atwww.sahealth.comand select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

General Statement of Duties: The ED Tech II is a part of the Emergency Department patient care team who works collaboratively with the nursing and medical staff in providing patient care. The Senior ED Tech assists with delegated tasks of direct and indirect patient care, under the supervision of the registered nurse. Possesses excellent communication skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities, strong technical skills, and consistently applies sound broad judgment. The Senior ED Tech is responsible for assisting ED techs and unit improvement initiatives.

Essential Job Functions: 1. Under supervision of the RN, the Senior ED Tech performs delegated patient care activities as directed and ordered in accordance with one’s training, competence and skill.

  1. Actively participates in unit-based/hospital-based committees and process improvement initiatives. For example:

    1. “Safety Champion”: assists Director with bi-annual completion of Environmental Tour requirement, and actively participates in disaster response team.
    2. The Senior ED Tech can functions as a “Super Trainer” for Point of Care Testing for ED techs and as a preceptor for new techs, and as a qualified observer for initial and ongoing ED tech competencies.
  2. Consistently assists with maintaining a safe patient environment to include following all patient safety initiatives, hand hygiene, and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate following transmission base precaution procedures.

  3. Communicates accurate information for delegated patient care activities performed, which include observed patient response to performed activities to the assigned RN in a written or verbal format following hand-off communication guidelines.

  4. The Senior ED Tech demonstrates proficient use of department equipment to include:

    1. Tracking of equipment
    2. Cleaning of instruments at point of use
    3. Utilizing Sterile Processing Department (as appropriate):
  5. Consistently maintains adequate stocking and restocking to PAR levels of:

    1. Equipment
    2. Single use supplies
    3. Linens and gowns
    4. Stretchers and wheelchairs
    5. Oxygen tanks.

    EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

    • High School Graduation or equivalent.


LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: * None

EXPERIENCE: * One of the following: 1. Minimum of one year experience as an ED tech/EMT/ Military Medic OR 2. Completion of 2 semesters of a professional registered nursing program * Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient populations served (if applicable).

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: Emergency Department (ER) Technician II (1p-1a)

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-86327