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SoutheastHEALTH ED Technician I in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

ED Technician I

Nursing - Other Cape Girardeau, Missouri Emergency Department Full-Time



Variable ShiftProvide basic patient care duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)Begin

  • Documents information in the electronic medical record (EMR)

  • Assists in implementation of patient’s plan of care, ensuring a safe patient environment

  • Successful completion of unit specific competency testing

  • Interpret fatal cardiac rhythms as evidenced by successful completion of organization’s arrhythmia classes

  • Will be expected to perform duties within their scope of practice, to include but not limited to the following:

  • Obtaining and documenting vital signs per department policy

  • Hourly rounding or more frequent rounding on assigned patients, documenting per policy

  • Stocking of supplies in patient care rooms

  • Turnover of rooms to include cleaning, changing linens and removing trash after each patient encounter

  • Transporting patients to and from other department and upon admission

  • Application of oxygen as directed by nurse and/or licensed independent provider

  • The following have been approved for the role once training is complete and competency (if indicated) demonstrated:

  • Specimen collection to include: culture swabs and clean catch urine

  • Phlebotomy: venous blood draws and blood cultures

  • MRSA swabs

  • 12-lead EKGs – lead placement and printing

  • Foley Catheter Insertion and urine specimen collection

  • Splinting, wound care and dressings

  • Finger stick blood sugar

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • A high school degree or equivalent is a minimum requirement

  • Specialized or vocational courses as CNA or validated completion of nursing fundamentals course (or its equivalent) or state licensure as an EMT preferred

  • BLS certification required

  • Successfully complete fatal arrhythmia training and testing provided for ED Unit Techs by SoutheastHEALTH within 3 months of employment

  • Must successfully complete orientation requirments of SoutheastHEALTH

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English