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Swedish Health Services Emergency Department Technician in Seattle, Washington


$5,000 Sign-On Bonus (Externals Only)

Swedish Medical Center is looking for an Emergency Department Technician (0.9 FTE, Variable Shift) to work in Emergency Services at Swedish Ballard in Seattle, WA.

The Emergency Department Technician provides support to the Emergency Department (ED) Nursing and Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) staff by performing tasks that assist in the care and treatment of patients with illnesses and injuries. Serves as a liaison among members of the healthcare team, patients and families. Organizes, replaces and maintains inventory and supply levels in the Department. Assists in other department-related activities.

In this position you will:

  • Provides patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP). Anticipates LIP, RN, and patient case needs.

  • Performs basic patient care such as vital signs, patient hygiene, mobility assistance, specimen collection, and preparation of equipment and supplies for procedures.

  • Performs approved orthopedic procedures such as plaster splint applications and other orthopedic splints/devices.

  • Performs basic first aid measures, as well as basic wound care, irrigation, wound prep, and dressing applications.

  • Performs basic patient observation skills and reports significant changes in patient condition to appropriate team member.

  • Connects patients to various monitoring equipment. Performs 12 lead ECG’s. Recognizes and responds appropriately to critical arrhythmias.

  • Communicates effectively with all caregivers regarding patient issues and equipment.

  • Communicates in a compassionate manner to patients, families and visitors. Assists patient families and friends in support of patient care and well being.

  • Performs appropriate specimen collection and clinical testing such as hemacues, istats, urine dips and pregnancy urine testing. Uses glucometer to check blood glucose levels.

  • Uses appropriate down-time forms and electronic medical record (EMR) to document pertinent patient data accurately, legibly and concisely per standards.

  • Receives and records laboratory and other patient data reports and conveys information accurately to RN and LIP.

  • Performs phlebotomy according to established standards.

  • Assures completion of required documentation elements. Maintains patient confidentiality.

  • Monitors, orders and restocks unit (central services, stores, linen, non-stock, etc.) with supplies and emergency equipment as indicated.

  • Assists in the patient admitting, transfer, and discharge procedures. Transports patients via wheelchair and stretcher.

  • May perform duties such as telephone, scanning, copying, etc., to assist as needed relative to patient volume.

  • Assists with the facilitation of patient education relative to the treatment plan (i.e., crutch walking instructions).

  • Safely monitors and transports patients to all units unless RN is required for transport.

  • Functions as a team member in de-escalation techniques, restraints application and restraints monitoring.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Washington State Medical Assistant – Phlebotomist certification.

  • Washington State Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) or Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR) required.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Training in orthopedic technology desirable.

  • 2 years of EMT and/or two years Emergency Department experience

About the Ballard Campus

Swedish's Ballard campus is a community hospital in the growing and developing Ballard neighborhood. In addition to a full service Emergency department the facility is a conglomeration of specialty services including inpatient addiction recovery and behavioral health services. The campus is known for its strong ties to the community and its team oriented work environment.

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


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Ballard Tallman Bldg (WA195) 5350 Tallman Ave Nw Seattle, 98107

Req ID: 302169