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Northwell Health ED Technician - PD Shift Variable in New York, New York

Req Number 8806

Job Description

  1. Assists Physicians, Surgeons Assistants and Nurses, under supervision, in a multitude of patient procedures including, but not limited to, EKG's, phlebotomy, orthopedic splinting, cane and crutch preparation, CPR, defibrillation, catheters, POC Testing/Glucose analyzer, obtaining and recording vital signs and recognizing, reporting and assisting in resolution of life-threatening conditions.

  2. Prepares set-up for procedures (i.e. suturing, surgery, spinal taps, foley insertion, chest tube insertion, trauma thoracotomy, lavage, slit lamp and orthopedic reduction).

  3. Maintains department equipment through testing functions (i.e. cleaning/ disinfection after use, set-up of Pleur-evac, vents, Gomko and suction devices). Maintains knowledge of current Emergency Department Technology.

  4. Assists in examination and management during procedures (i.e. OB/GYN, neurological, respiratory, cardiac, emotional and behavioral, trauma and overdose emergencies).

  5. Assists in transporting patients from vehicles, ambulance, wheelchairs and beds utilizing proper inline stabilization, patient positioning, body mechanics and application of extremity and spinal devices, etc.

  6. Documents patient information necessary for admission, procedures, discharge and transfers. Documents all procedures performed and obtains needed medical records information for healthcare team members.

  7. Assists the inventory Clerk/Transporters with general clerical duties as needed (i.e. checking, ordering and/or stocking supplies in the Emergency Department and performs).

  8. Performs related duties, as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Associates Degree, preferred.

  • Certification by the New York State Department of Health as an EMT, required. AEMT certification, preferred.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in an acute hospital setting or related clinical experience, required.

Demonstrated competency in, at least, one of the following, preferred: Electrocardiogram (EKG) testing; venipuncture procedures; and/or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).