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Providence Health & Services Emergency Department Technician in Centralia, Washington


Providence is calling an Emergency Department Technician (0.0 FTE, Variable Shift) to work in Emergency Services at Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, WA.

The Emergency Department Technician (ED Tech) will assist with the delivery of patient care under the direction of the Registered Nurse. The primary responsibility will be focused on performing technical, therapeutic, and administrative tasks & procedures for which they have been trained. The ED Tech must demonstrate the ability & willingness to participate in a Patient Care Team as a multi-skilled caregiver responsible for quality of his/her own work and remain flexible in response to changes. Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment, have strong problem solving skills, and possess the ability to act quickly in emergency situations.

In this position you will:

  • Assist Emergency Department staff in providing care as defined below:

  • Correctly prepares patient for evaluation

  • Maintain a safe, therapeutic and aesthetic work environment. Detail oriented

  • Place necessary equipment/supplies at bedside for procedures

  • Anticipate patient, family, and staff needs and responds appropriately in emergency situations

  • Use AIDET when interacting with patients, families and visitors

  • Consistently demonstrates compassion and concern for patients, families, and colleagues

  • Answer telephone:

  • Answer with: department, name, and “How may I help you?”

  • Chart as appropriate:

  • Document according to set Emergency Department policies and procedures

  • Enter critical patient data quickly and accurately

  • Print Emergency Department Records as requested

  • Promote positive departmental working conditions and image:

  • Treat co-workers and visitors courteously

  • Assist visitors promptly and courteously

  • Round on patients hourly to ensure that patient/families are kept informed

  • Accept constructive criticism in a positive manner

  • Is willing to be flexible in availability for work schedule changes

  • Know safety requirements and effectively utilizes precautionary measures:

  • Identify patient safety and environmental hazards and takes appropriate action

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hospital emergency procedures and codes

  • Observe all infection control safety policies and procedures

  • Perform other related duties as assigned:

  • Follow guidelines established at time of assignment

  • Accept assignments willingly

  • Perform technical, therapeutic, and administrative tasks & procedures for which he/she has been trained. Regular duties are as follows:

  • Stocking – maintaining ample supplies at all times

  • Escorting patients

  • Transportation of patients

  • Room turn over

  • Phlebotomy with knowledge of specimen handling practices

  • PCO testing

  • Splinting

  • Desk relief for Health Unit Coordinator (HUC)

  • Prioritize workload to ensure timely completion of assignment

  • Ask appropriate clarifying questions relative to the scope of assignment


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Washington State Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) upon hire

  • Certification as a Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist within 90 days of hire

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) upon hire

  • Computer experience

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Two (2) years recent experience in a hospital or pre-hospital environment

  • One (1) year recent Emergency Department experience

  • EMT experience

About the hospital you will serve .

Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington is a 127-bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. It consistently receives high scores on accreditation surveys by the Joint Commission, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Washington-Centralia

Req ID: 316766