The emergency department technician (ED Tech) position is part of the healthcare team in the Emergency Department. The ED tech performs tasks of direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and as directed by the department nurse manager. The ED tech will provide assistance in the maintenance of supplies pertaining to the Emergency Department, and will assist with quality assurance activities for the Emergency Department. This individual has the ability to communicate data reflective of the patients\u2019 status and delegated tasks to the RN or LIP in charge of patient care. The ED tech assists the patient, patients\u2019 families, visitors, nursing staff, and other support staff to assure the delivery of quality care in a safe and comfortable environment. The ED tech demonstrates ability to provide care (as described below) to patients across the age continuum (infants, toddlers, pre-school, school-age, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients). ED Techs contribute to the success of the department and support of team members.
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