Providence St. Joseph Health

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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Emergency Department Technician in Santa Rosa, California

We are looking for an Emergency Department Technician - NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) with the Emergency Room at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Schedule: On Call / Per Diem

Shift: 12-hour Evenings

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of an RN/LVN, the ED Patient Care Technician will provide direct patient care within their scope of practice.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to emergent clinical needs of patients and staff members in the Emergency Department setting maintaining a calm demeanor.

  • Demonstrates competency when performing patient care procedures within scope of practice to include the following: procedural set-ups, splinting, wound care, ear irrigation, x-ray and lab order entry, urine dip sticks, blood glucose testing, measuring intake/output, transporting of patients, taking vital signs, and EKGs.

  • Maintains safe working environment by adhering to all hospital and department policies and procedures. Identifies and reports unsafe procedures.

  • Documents data collected and care provided within scope of practice.

  • Assembles and maintains patients’ medical record and transcribes physician orders in an accurate and efficient manner, which facilitates ongoing communication of information.

  • Coordinates and tracks the discharge, transfer and movement of patient and post mortem process of a patient according to standards.

  • Demonstrates responsibility for containment of hospital costs and conservation of office supplies; identifies potential cost savings.

  • Establishes and maintains a safe, clean and organized physical environment in the nurses’ station.

  • Initiates the trauma activation process under the direction of the lead RN and communicates effectively with members of the trauma team to facilitate patient care.

  • Reports patient/visitor concerns, complaints and information to nursing staff.

  • Demonstrates accountability for apprising self of hospital and department communication/information.

  • Ability to prioritize effectively and utilizes good judgement in making decisions.

  • Provides patient comfort and privacy during all interactions.


  • Ability to communicate effectively (both verbal and written).

  • Ability to interact with patient, co-workers, and physicians in a courteous, service oriented manner.

  • Demonstrates an attitude of cooperation and flexibility by responding to varying and unpredictable situations.

  • Demonstrates ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to transport and lift patients using hospital approved lifting devices or techniques.

  • EKG.

  • Assemble oxygen equipment.

  • Blood glucose monitoring (acute only).

  • Ability to perform appropriately in emergency situations.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

  • Knowledge of information systems.

  • Able to give/receive constructive feedback.

  • All ratings on performance evaluation are on target (OT) or above.

Position Requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required


  • Minimum two (2) years of direct patient care experience in an acute care setting within the past five (5) years is required, unless related certification has been achieved within the past two (2) years (see Preferred Qualifications below).

License / Certification:

  • BLS Certification within 60 days of hire is required.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

  • EMT, CNA, Medical Assistant, or Paramedic.

  • Previous ED Technician experience

  • Medical terminology

  • Computer skills

The people of St. Joseph Health have worked for 53 years to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters and continued through the St. Joseph Health Ministry of extending the healing ministry of Jesus to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County entities aligned with St. Joseph Health include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center, as well as the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network. We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.St. Joseph Health 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 Health 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: Sonoma County Entities

Category: Other Licensed Technicians