Emergency Trauma Technician
Company: Renown Health
Posted on: September 15, 2019
The Emergency Department Technician (ETT) functions as a
technician, supply aide, and unit clerk to support in the
day-to-day operations of the Emergency Department (ED). The ETT
works under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.
When functioning as a technician, the ETT will be asked to perform
various technical procedures in the ED.
When functioning as a supply aide, the ETT is responsible to stock
the ED with the required supplies, equipment, and instrumentation
to ensure safe, effective patient care.
When functioning as a unit clerk, the ETT is responsible to perform
clerical duties, act as unit receptionist, coordinate unit/patient
schedules and activities, efficiently use the computer and
telephone, and maintain an orderly and efficient nurses station.
The ETT will interface with all guests, visitors, families and
patients arriving into, or calling the ED. The incumbent provides
directions and information as well as making appropriate
Nature and Scope
As a member of the ED team, the ETT provides technical skills and
communicates effectively with supervisors, other ED staff,
physicians, and ancillary staff.
The demands on this position are very dynamic due to rapid changes
in medical procedures, technical knowledge, instrumentation,
equipment, and policies and procedures.
This position ensures that equipment is working properly before ED
procedures, cares for equipment after procedure, and is responsible
for reporting equipment that is not working properly or is
Other related duties and flexible hours may be requested. This
position has the freedom to rotate work areas and duties as needed
The EDT must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial, and
safety appropriate to the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult,
geriatric and trauma patient population served and meet standards
of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific
Requires completion of a medical terminology course, or a passing
grade on a medical terminology test.
Requires completion certificate of the Renown EKG interpretation
class. Applicants with EKG experience may substitute a passing
Renown EKG interpretation class final exam grade for the
Requires the ability to perform a 12 lead EKG.
Must have successfully passed the unit clerk skills checklist, the
tech. skills checklist and the orderly skills checklist during
orientation and annually maintain competency as verified through
completion of Competency Day in the Emergency Department.
Must be pre-cepted on two trauma greens and two trauma blues. Must
successfully complete trauma technician skills checklist, which
includes but is not limited to: trauma documentation, maintaining
cervical spinal immobilization, assisting in various trauma related
procedures, appropriate chain of custody for gunshot or stab wound
patients, and designation of appropriate trauma staff.
Demonstrates knowledge of Stroke protocol and S.T. elevation
myocardial infarction protocol (STEMI), including assisting with
getting patients prepared for cardiac catheterization.
This position does provide patient care. The Emergency Trauma
Technician performs phlebotomy and peripheral venous access.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be
construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills
and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and
level of the job.
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language,
including reading, writing and speaking English.
Six months Emergency Medical Technician (EMT I) experience
required, or six months C.N.A. experience required, or six months
Emergency Department Technician, or 6 months Medical Assistant
Current BLS certification by American Heart Association standards
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers
skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for
job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies,
complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Keywords: Renown Health, Reno , Emergency Trauma Technician, Professions , Reno, Nevada
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