Emergency Department Technician Salary
|Salary||$17,379 - $80,000|
|Total Pay (||$23,014 - $42,646|
|Hourly Rate||$10.94 - $19.56|
|Overtime||$6.64 - $26.71|
|Total Pay (||$23,014 - $42,646|
Job Description for Emergency Department Technician
The emergency department technician is responsible for assisting doctors, nurses, and other medical staff with providing medical care to emergency room patients. Depending on their facility, the daily tasks and workload for an emergency department technician may vary. The emergency department technician is often one of the first people that a patient sees when they arrive at the hospital. They are in charge of examining patients after initial check-in and answering any questions and helping patients to feel comfortable as they wait for a doctor.Read More...
Emergency department technicians usually work in hospitals, but they may also work at urgent care clinics or assisted care facilities. They interface with a wide variety of medical professionals including doctors, nurses, physicians, and physician assistants; additionally, hospital emergency department technicians work directly with patients and their families. This position may be part time or full time and may require nights or weekends depending on the needs of their employer. Travel is rarely necessary. The emergency department technician generally works directly under the supervision of the emergency department registered nurses and doctors.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position. Additionally, candidates must be a registered nurse assistant, a licensed EMT paramedic, or a licensed practice nurse. Nursing students are generally permitted to apply for this position once they have completed at least three clinical courses or have six months of related healthcare experience.
Emergency Department Technician Tasks
- Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure vital signs, if possible.
- Bathe, shave, or drape patients to prepare them for treatment or examination.
- Observe patients' conditions and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.
- Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
- Assist emergency room staff in caring for injured or ill patients.
Common Career Paths for Emergency Department Technician
Popular Skills for Emergency Department Technician
Emergency Department Technicians report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Critical Care, splinting, and Emergency Room (ER) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 17 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include CPR, Emergency Medical Services, and EMT. Ekg and Phlebotomy are also commonly seen together.
Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Department Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $28K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $32K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. As Emergency Department Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $41K.
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