Emergency Department Technician Certified Nursing Assistant

Job Number
Platte County Memorial Hospital
Platte County Memorial Hospital - Emergency Ctr-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
201 14th Street
City & State
Posting Category
Emergency Services


With facilities across the West, there is something for everyone at Banner Health – from the bustling urban medical center to the friendly small-town hospital. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health has both the stability that comes with success and the values you can be proud to represent.

The Emergency Department at Platte County Memorial Hospital is a 4 bed unit that is staffed 24/7. We staff with 1 RN and 1 Tech who partner closely with the physician to ensure we are providing the best care to those we serve. If you’re looking to gain experience with all patients including pediatrics and a wide range of patient acuity levels, this is the place for you! We proudly serve our local residents as well as guests travelling along the I-25 corridor. Every shift is different…we see it all!


To learn more about this and other great opportunities call or email our Recruiter, Greta McGough, at 307-534-7108 or greta.mcgough@bannerhealth.com.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.


About Platte County Memorial Hospital
Platte County Memorial Hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, including an Outpatient Clinic which brings in more than 20 of the region's top physicians in nine different medical specialties to help care for southeast Wyoming residents. A $16 million renovation created a new inpatient wing, surgical suite, and diagnostic imaging departments while making enhancements to the emergency department and laboratory. In Wheatland, Wyoming, you'll enjoy a quality lifestyle in a close-knit community that is located just 70 miles north of Wyoming's capital city of Cheyenne. You'll experience a wealth of recreational opportunities in southern Wyoming, including many lakes and the nearby Laramie Peak and Medicine Bow National Forest areas. We are also an easy drive from all of the recreational and cultural activities available in Colorado's Rocky Mountains and the city of Denver.



About Banner Health
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Job Summary

This position is responsible for providing patient care and assists health care providers in performing assigned patient procedures within scope of training. Position receives general supervision from RN, APN, PA, or Physician in providing patient care.


Essential Functions

  • Under general supervision of the RN, APN, PA, or Physician, performs assigned procedures including, but not limited to: electrocardiogram testing (EKG); wound cleansing; initial, repeat and orthostatic vital sign measurements; application of monitor leads, specimen collection, and transports stable telemetry or non-monitored patients to nursing units. Advanced skills and functions: Where state statute permits, performs blood glucose testing; phlebotomy; saline lock insertion; IV discontinuation; bladder (Foley) catheterization. After training in these advanced skills the ED Tech may perform these functions per state and facility guidelines on adult patients and pediatric patiens twelve years of age and older upon direct delegation of the task.


  • Sets up, prepares patient and assists with patient exam and minor surgical or health procedures within scope of training such as, but not limited to: lumbar punctures; sterile instrument and field preparation, suturing lacerations, chest tube insertion, closed fracture reduction, gastric lavage, pelvic examinations, restraint application, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Applies orthopedic devices, to include pre-manufactured and plaster splints under physician direction.


  • Performs specimen collection, ensuring accuracy in identification and integrity by using appropriate techniques for all age criteria as required by Lab. Where state statute permits, performs point of care testing for blood glucose, hemoccult and gastroccult or other tests, and performs quality control checks on point of care equipment as required.


  • Provides communication and updates to RN, Physician or other providers related to perceived reactions or changes to patients condition. Accurately records information in the patient record, documents vital signs and procedures completed, as well as the equipment and techniques utilized.


  • Monitors supply stock levels and reports needs. Notifies housekeeping, maintenance, biomedical engineering, and others to ensure proper equipment and a safe environment is maintained. Maintains appropriate levels of stock in medication room, exam room bedside carts, and specialty carts. Assists with health unit coordination tasks and reception responsibilities as needed.


  • Attends department meetings and educational sessions; Assists in orienting and training of new ED Technicians.



Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

Requires Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. In Arizona: Either Emergency Medical TechnicianBasic (EMT-B) with state licensure, or EMT National registry certification, or Certified Nursing Assistant, or Licensed Nursing Assistant in state of practice is required for new hires and transfers. All current CNA incumbents as of 12/4/16 must obtain the LNA by the earliest of either their renewal date or 12/31/18 (includes an extended deadline to 12/31/19 for Tucson only). In Colorado: Either Emergency Medical TechnicianBasic (EMT-B) with state licensure, or EMT National registry certification. Outside of Arizona or Colorado: Either Emergency Medical TechnicianBasic (EMT-B) with state licensure, or EMT National registry certification, or Certified Nursing Assistant in state of practice is required.

Position requires basic computer skills, effective communication (written and verbal) skills, and problem-solving ability.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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