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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Emergency Department Technician II in Eureka, California

We are looking for an Emergency Department Technician II - National Union of Health Workers for the Emergency Department at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka. Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Location: Eureka, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 72 Biweekly hours

Shift: 12 hour, Evenings

Job Summary:

The Emergency Department Technician is a member of the patient care team who performs a variety of tasks and activities to meet patient and department needs consistent with the scope of practice for an unlicensed practitioner. The Emergency Department Technician must manage multiple demands on his/her time to support the activity of the nursing staff, facilitate the timely flow of patients through the department, and assist with stocking to ensure that the department is ready to receive and treat patients at all times.

Essential Functions:

  • Rooms and prepares the patient for examination and treatment, including undressing the patient and securing the patients belongings in a labeled bag.

  • Keeps nursing staff promptly informed of any occurrence that requires intervention, e.g. patient/visitor problems, environmental hazards.

  • Accesses MEDITECH for order entry and other clerical duties as requested.

  • Answers call lights and responds directly as appropriate. Communicates requests appropriate to nursing in a timely manner.

  • Safely repositions and moves patients by turning, transferring, and ambulating them in accordance with nursing policy and procedures and M.D. orders.

  • Assists with the safe extrication of patients from vehicles in a timely manner.

  • Assists as directed in emergency situations, e.g., CPR, obtaining equipment, restraints, oximeters, bag valve mask, etc.

  • Under supervision of the nursing staff, provides the patient with comfort measures (e.g. water, blankets, bedpan, urinal, etc.).

  • Safeguards the privacy of the patient and appropriately handles confidential patient information.

  • Obtains vital signs and documents such in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize life threatening vital signs and symptoms, and communicates observations to the staff in a timely manner.

  • Applies equipment for initiating cardiac and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring as directed.

  • Empties Foley catheters and documents intake and output.

  • Performs urine dip and urine pregnancy testing (see competency).

  • Performs non-sterile oral suctioning per hospital policy.

  • In accordance with department procedure, proficiently cleans and prepares simple wounds for examination and treatment by physician and sets up the appropriate tray.

  • Prepares/Set-up and assists as directed with splints, ace wraps, slings, immobilizers and crutches in accordance with departmental procedure.

  • Maintains universal precautions at all times.

  • Disposes of infectious waste per policy, including the safe removal and disposal of sharps.

  • Performs timely and legible 12 lead EKG’s as ordered and presents results to MD within five minutes of completion.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of safe and proper dilution, use, storage, and destruction of chemicals or hazardous materials.

  • Completes necessary documentation of patient’s vital signs and I & O's.

  • Performs visual acuity (see competency).

  • Performs phlebotomy.

  • Performs whole blood glucose upon RN or MD request.

  • Keeps the bedside stocked with linen and supplies.

Skills :

  • Principles of body mechanics.

  • Ability to write legibly and spell correctly.

  • BLS-HCP recognition.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Willingness and ability to learn tasks through on the job training.

  • Preferred: Knowledge of medical terminology and basic anatomy.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education : H.S. Diploma or GED

Experience : Experience in a health care setting performing direct patient care.


  • CPR.

  • CPT certification.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education : Coursework/Training - Nursing student or Emergency Medical Technician or Certified Nursing Assistant.

Experience : Military medical or emergency department experience.

National Geographic Traveler calls Humboldt County one of the world's top ten great places while the USDA declares this area to be "America's Most Scenic Rural County."

It's also home for St. Joseph Hospital, located in Eureka and serving the community since 1920. We're a full-service, state-of-the-art facility with 145 licensed beds including a 15-bed Acute Rehab Unit.

Redwood Memorial Hospital is located in the Eel River Valley in the southern part of Humboldt County. Redwood Memorial Hospital fosters a healing and welcoming environment by taking a holistic, patient-centered approach to medicine.

To learn more about our facilities and all Humboldt County has to offer, please visit:

St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Humboldt County Entities

Category: Other Licensed Technicians

Req ID: R329462