Oregon Health & Science University

Emergency Department Technician Hybrid

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Certified Nursing Assistant
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
OHSU Emergency Department
Salary Range
$22.50-$30.45 per hour
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU Emergency Department provides around-the-clock multidisciplinary services to clients of all ages across the life span. The department hosts a Level 1 Trauma Center, Triage (including Fast-track and Rapid Medical Evaluations), Adult Acute Care, Adult Critical Care, Observation Unit, and Acute Psychiatric Care. Patients arrive to the ED via ambulance, walk-in, through the transfer center (Trauma & PANDA), and via Rapid Response Team. The ED is responsible for assessing patient needs, planning and coordinating interventions and consultations. 


Wage Range: $22.50 - $30.45 per hour

Function/Duties of Position

Procedures and treatments provided in the ED include but are not limited to: placing venous access, drawing bloodwork, medication, fluid and blood administration, radiography, extremity splinting and reduction, laceration repair, moderate and deep sedation, ultrasonography, intubation, cardioversion, D&Cs, sexual assault exams, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and imminent deliveries. Patient population and diagnoses vary from minor to critical care and include: chest and abdominal pain, extremity injuries and trauma, migraine, overdose, seizure, dehydration, heart failure, respiratory distress, acute stroke, acute STEMI, acute psychosis/psychological emergencies, infection, and sepsis. Patients may frequently present with alcohol or drug abuse history, and complex medical histories. The ED Team works determine if the patient requires admission or discharge with resources and referrals. 


Patient Care and Duties:

  1. Observes all infection prevention guidelines.
  2. Assists with admitting and discharging patients.
  3. Obtains accurate vital signs and patient weights in kilograms.
  4. Gathers and secures patient valuables.
  5. Completes all unit specific ED tech documentation in the patient’s medical record.
  6. Performs 12-lead EKG per standard.
  7. Performs wound preparations and applies simple dressings as assigned by the RN or LIP.
  8. Performs ortho splinting as directed by RN or LIP.
  9. Provides safe patient mobilization using aids, as directed, for safety and notifies the nurse of additional needs.
  10. Performs or assists with proper and safe patient lifts, transfers, turns and positioning.
  11. Provides for safety; bed in low position, side rails, items within reach, identified hazards and assistance.
  12. Assures patient maintains good body alignment, comfort, range of motion (ROM), and support.
  13. Responds to call lights.  Assures that call lights are within reach at all times.
  14. Collects and tests specimens as directed (blood, urine, stool, other).
  15. Assists the patient with toileting and hygiene needs
  16. Records I&Os.
  17. Provides emotional support as needed to patients and families.
  18. Provides and maintains needed comfort measures e.g. blankets, pillows, etc.
  19. Performs post mortem care as per policy.
  20. Greets visitors and family members, and provides information within unit defined standards.
  21. Provides and obtains shift reports as needed or as directed.
  22. Escorts/transports patient via wheelchair/stretcher to various locations within the hospital.
  23. Assists with monitoring of equipment alarms.  Notifies nurse appropriately.
  24. Rounds/observes patients at least hourly, responding to all patient needs, and reports observations as needed or directed.
  25. Performs all duties necessary to assure delivery of prescribed diet and meet all dietary needs.
  26. Provides safe and proper application, observation, and documentation of restraints/seclusion. Observes disoriented/confused patients per division guidelines or as directed.
  27. Assists RNs, physicians, and other health care team members as needed.
  28. Performs phlebotomy for obtaining blood specimens.

Required Qualifications


High school diploma or equivalent,

EMT, CNA, MA or equivalent education

Phlebotomy certification or equivalent experience

Experience: One year recent experience (within the past 5 years) providing patient care in an emergency department or similar setting.

Current experience providing patient care in an emergency department or similar setting.

Phlebotomy for lab draw

12-lead EKG placement

BLS/CPR upon hire

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.


Additional Details


  • Two raises per year – One at anniversary date and one across the board annual increase
  • Healthcare Options - Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents, and $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Vacation- up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
  • Sick Leave- up to 96 hours per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Additional Programs including: Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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