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Emergency Department Technician (Full Time / Nights)


1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/week, Night Shift, 1900-0700, Weekend and Holiday Rotations per departments Guidelines.

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Serves as an assistant to the Emergency Department (ED) under the direct supervision of the RN in providing patient care in the Emergency Department setting. The Emergency Department tech will augment and perform a variety of  direct and indirect patient care duties in order to help provide for the total needs of patients in the Emergency Department. Adheres to Nursing Policies and Procedures and Organizational Goals and Objectives. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Provides age appropriate care for the patient population served.  For example, gives consideration to growth & developmental phase of life, to age related factors such as thermal regulation, nutrition, safety and functional needs of the patient.
  • Uses appropriate resources for patients with special needs such as language barriers, sensory problems, altered cognition, cultural and religious needs.
  • Assists with patient care by preparing patients for exam and treatment: brings patient into appropriate care area as directed, assists with undressing patient per protocol or exposing area for exam as protocols dictate.
  • Integrates principles of infection control & infection prevention into practice.
  • Stocks patient rooms with supplies and removes outdated items.
  • Sets up equipment and procedure trays (using sterile and/or unsterile techniques) as necessary to assist physicians and Physician assistants in preparation for suturing and other emergency department procedures (splinting and casting, pelvic examinations).
  • Responds to Trauma, Stroke ,and Code R activations assisting with patient care
  • Bathes patients and provides assistance with hygiene.  Changes incontinent patients promptly and provides appropriate skin care.
  • Empties bedpans, urinals, commodes, and assists patient to the bathroom.
  • Distributes nourishments as scheduled.
  • Measures and records intake and output.
  • Positions patients correctly, aligns and supports torso and limbs as directed and per patient comfort. Transports patients via wheelchair or stretcher using safety measures appropriate for patient and vehicle.
  • Makes hourly rounds for patient safety and customer service. Responds to patient call lights in a timely manner.
  • Assists visitors to the unit in finding patient rooms, staff members and other resources. Checks with the RN as necessary for visitors
  • Properly collect and label specimen(s) for lab completion
  • Inventories patient belongings at admission, transfer and discharge.  
  • Provides 1:1 patient supervision in “Sitter” role for patient safety and suicide precautions.
  • Communicates clearly and with courtesy with all members of healthcare team, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
  • Keeps track of patient location, communicates to RN, other healthcare providers and patient’s family.
  • May perform the following per policies and clinical protocols (but not limited to):
    • 12 Lead EKG
    • ear and eye irrigations
    • visual acuity screenings
    • wound care, dressing and ice packs
    • pacemaker interrogation tests
    • ETOH testing
    • splinting,  Hare traction, crutch teaching, cane and walker education for patients
    • vital signs and weights measurement
    •  chest leads for patients on cardiac monitoring, and performs basic troubleshooting, such as replacing loose or missing electrodes. 
    • LUCAS Device to ensure successful Compressions required for CPR
    • cardiac monitor for hardwire cardiac monitoring systems.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Serves as a preceptor and mentor for new employees.
  • Assists patients with meals, feeds patients as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Previous training or experience in a position in a healthcare setting

  • Basic computer skills with ability to complete data entry on clinical documentation screens.
  • CPR certification.
  • ACT 73 - PA State Clearances


  • Phlebotomy and EKG skills.
  • Training and/or experience at an acute care or skilled nursing facility or student nurse with hospital based clinical experience. 
  • Safe Patient Handling education.


Attention/Concentration: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others

  • The position requires the ability to attend to more than one aspect of a situation simultaneously.  It is highly likely that multiple task demands are going to be required of the individual at the same time.

New Learning and Memory: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material

  • A large portion of this position required reliance on verbal memory and new learning.  Efficiency in processing of verbal information, either in written or spoken form, is a major requirement and prerequisite of the job.  The individual must be able to attend to and process multiple bits of information simultaneously.  The individual must be able to organize and categorize this information effectively so that later recall is feasible.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Creative Thinking: The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thought.

  • The position deals with issues or problems that often require thoughtful reasoning before arriving at approaches or solutions.  Some independent thought, planning or origination of options and solutions is necessary.  The individual must have the ability to apply principles of reasoning and problem solving to resolve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Aptitudes:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act.

Leadership, control and planning: Ability to accept responsibility for leadership, direction, control, planning, negotiating, organizing, directing, supervising, formulating practices, or making final decisions.

Repetitive work: Ability to continuously perform the same type of work for extended periods of time, according to set procedures, sequence or pace.

Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

Communication:  Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.


Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office Supplies, Cardiac Monitor, Specimen Scanner, Bladder Scanner

Software: Microsoft Office Products, Epic


Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit: Occasionally
  • Stand: Frequently
  • Walk: Frequently
  • Bend: Frequently
  • Push:Frequently
  • Pull:Frequently
  • Kneel/Squat:Occasionally
  • Reach:Occasionally
  • Twist:Occasionally
  • Balance:Rarely
  • Climb:Rarely

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is:

  • Heavy, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Touch/Feeling



Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Bio hazardous Waste
  • Blood borne Pathogens
  • Chemicals
  • Extreme Noise Levels

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 05/24/2023