Emergency Room Technician
**This program is currently only available in Stockton and surrounding counties.**
Emergency Room Technicians perform routine patient care, support, and services, integrate education, technical competence, and patient interaction skills to gain confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and other healthcare providers, exercise sound judgment, and develop clinical skills to support the patient’s plan of care based on the diagnosis in a timely manner. Emergency Room Technicians must manage multiple demands on their time to support the activity of the nursing staff, facilitate the timely flow of patients through the department and ensure that the department is stocked and ready always to receive and treat patients.
Length of Study
- Demonstrated knowledge of basic patient care skills, various medical procedures, views, and equipment.
- Ability to recognize an emergency and take appropriate action.
- Ability to interpret various data and instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology.
- Possess written and verbal communication skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.
- Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
- General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
- Prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies, procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
- Work independently, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.
- Identify, evaluate, and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.
- Build collaborative relationships with peers and healthcare providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.
Day in the Life
California’s outlook for the EMT is a 15% growth between 2020-2030.