- AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - BLS
- FIRE/SAFETY CARD (must be presented within 30 days from DOH)
- 1-3 years of experience
The purpose of Emergency Department Technician (ED Tech) is to provide both clinical and ancillary support to the professional nursing staff and the operation of the Emergency Department. This is accomplished by being multi-skilled in four areas of clinical practice. These areas are: direct and indirect patient care (to include adolescent, adult and geriatric patients), phlebotomy, EKG surveillance and clerical/coding duties.
The Emergency Department Technician (ED Tech) works under the direct supervision of the RN. (S)He will complete those assigned tasks un-licensed assistive personnel have traditionally performed in the delivery of patient care. (S)He will perform phlebotomy according to the state practice. (S)He will perform EKG according to the policies and procedures of the medical Center.
• High school graduate.
• Certificate in Nurses Assistance Course or EMT.
• Certificate in EKG Surveillance Course.
• Certificate in Venipuncture.
• BCLS Certification.
• Basic Dysrhythmia Course Certification (required for monitor technician).
• Advanced Dysrhythmia Course Certification preferred.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology (required for monitor technician only).
- One recent year experience as phlebotomist in an acute care facility, 80% on the Challenge/Placement exam or successful completion of phlebotomy course preferred.
- One recent year experience as a nursing assistance, 80% on the Challenge/Placement exam or successful completion of nursing assistant course preferred.
- One recent year experience as an EKG technician, 80% on EKG Placement exam or successful completion of EKG surveillance course preferred.
- Requires three years experience as a monitor technician (required for monitor technician only)
See Requirements above
We’ve been here for quite some time, and witnessed monumental changes in both our hospital and in the medical profession. In our time, we’ve seen small pox become a disease of the past, and open heart surgery progress to beating heart surgery.
Established in 1856 by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul as the first hospital in Los Angeles, St. Vincent Medical Center has both a strong history and a glorious future.