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Emergency Room Technician

Location: San Diego, CA Additional Locations:

San Diego Medical Center 9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, 9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego,California, 92123
Job Number: 815873 Date posted: 11/19/2019

Under direct supervision, assist physicians and nurses with examination, treatment and special procedures. Apply splints to patients as authorized by Chief of Orthopedic Department, performs related patient care duties in clinic, holding ward of Emergency Room following established policies, routines, practices and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists with therapeutic and diagnostic patient care functions which may require sterile technique, such as removal and/or application of the dressings, and splints, cleansing and/or irrigating wounds and prepping. Explains standard self-care procedures as directed, and orients patients to Medical Center policies and practices.

  • Provides assistance in emergency room with various diagnostic examinations by positioning and draping the patient, assists during minor surgical procedures.

  • Assists with special procedures such as peritoneal lavage, lumbar punctures, thoracotomy, thoracentesis, etc. Completes necessary arrangements or organizes treatment areas prior to surgical and/or examination procedures as required for particular procedures.

  • Answers incoming phone calls and takes appropriate action.

  • Performs closed heart massage (CPR).

  • Performs 12-lead EKG on patients as directed. Down load EKG's into Muse system.

  • Obtains complete vital signs and clothing list on patients.

  • Issues and adjusts crutches and canes as required, instructs patients in proper techniques of walking as authorized by Chief of Orthopedic Department.

  • Apply basic splints for fractures/sprains under physician's instructions using appropriate materials as ordered by the physician.

  • Coordinates instrument cleaning and processing with Central Processing per department process.

  • Pick up and deliver items such as forms, mail, specimens, etc., between various departments.

  • Direct and transport patients to appropriate rooms or areas in ED or Medical Center.

  • Maintains adequate stock of supplies and reports needs to Charge Nurse/Clinical Supervisor.

  • Performs other duties as assigned including but not limited to preparing gurney/beds, stocking of patient items at heads of beds, stocking oxygen tank supplies, suction set-ups at each gurney area, gloves and EKG electrodes in each area.

  • Maintain a clean work area, including utility rooms, supply rooms and ED ramps.

  • Promotes, ensures, and improves customer service to internal/external customers by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organization's philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Six (6) months (1,000 hours) recent experience (within two 2 years) in a health care/patient contact setting required.

  • Proof of successful completion of an anatomy course (from an accredited college, vocational, adult education) within the last (3) years; or six (6) months (1,000 hours) recent (within two 2 years) Emergency Room Technician/EMT experience; or two (2) years recent experience in Kaiser Permanente Emergency Department required.

  • Successful completion of Kaiser Permanente Orthopedics demonstration/validation of ability to apply all types of splints within the probationary period. Employee will have a maximum of three opportunities to demonstrate/validate the ability to apply all types of splints and other orthopedic devices.

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current License of Emergency Medical Technician in State of California or Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT).

  • Current BCLS required.


    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years Emergency Department or Emergency Medical Services.



  • This is an On-Call position.

  • The schedule is completely variable, based upon department needs.

  • 0-40 hours possible per week.
  • -   This position may work at BOTH San Diego KP Emergency

    Zion Medical Center, 4647 Zion Ave

    San Diego Medical Center, 9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

    Primary Location: California,San Diego,San Diego Medical Center 4647 Zion Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 30 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Emergency Department Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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