Emergency Department Technologist specializes in providing patient care. He/She helps health care providers in performing assigned patient procedures. He/She prepares patients and helps with patient examinations and minor surgical or health procedures. Moreover, he/she performs electrocardiogram testing, wound cleansing, and vital sign measurement and collects specimens using the appropriate techniques. Furthermore, he/she maintains the patient record, records vital signs and procedures together with the equipment and techniques used. Additionally, he/she manages inventory levels and reports needs.
This position requires at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. Having certifications like EMT or PCA certification is an added advantage. Applicants are required to have Basic Life Support certification. You must be familiar with routine patient care procedures and standard medical equipment and supplies. You must be detail-oriented. Emergency department technologists earn within the range of $26,000 and $47,000, with the average salary being $34,901 per annum.