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SoutheastHEALTH ED Technician I in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

ED Technician I

Nursing - Other Cape Girardeau, Missouri Emergency Department Full-Time



Job Summary

Provide basic patient care duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Essential Functions

  • Documents information in the electronic medical record (EMR)

  • Assists in implementation of patient’s plan of care, ensuring a safe patient environment

  • Successful completion of unit specific competency testing

  • Interpret fatal cardiac rhythms as evidenced by successful completion of organization’s arrhythmia classes

  • Will be expected to perform duties within their scope of practice, to include but not limited to the following: * Obtaining and documenting vital signs per department policy * Hourly rounding or more frequent rounding on assigned patients, documenting per policy * Stocking of supplies in patient care rooms * Turnover of rooms to include cleaning, changing linens and removing trash after each patient encounter * Transporting patients to and from other department and upon admission * Application of oxygen as directed by nurse and/or licensed independent provider

  • The following have been approved for the role once training is complete and competency (if indicated) demonstrated: * Specimen collection to include: culture swabs and clean catch urine * Phlebotomy: venous blood draws and blood cultures * MRSA swabs * 12-lead EKGs – lead placement and printing * Foley Catheter Insertion and urine specimen collection * Splinting, wound care and dressings * Finger stick blood sugar

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required

  • BLS - Basic Life Support required

  • Attended an approved UAP training course, or has documented experience as a nurse assistant, emergency medical technician (EMT) or surgical technician in the past three (3) years as noted in state regulations.