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Emergency Dept Tech I - Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC

DUKE HOSPITAL Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 241046

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Pursue your passion for caring with Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which is consistently ranked among the best in the United States and is the number one hospital in North Carolina, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke University Hospital is the largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and features 1048 patient beds, 65 operating rooms, as well as comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center, an endo-surgery center, and more.

Emergency Department Technician I - ED Tech I  - Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC

The Emergency Department at Duke University Hospital is comprised of 81 total beds including 10 Pediatric beds/47 Adult Monitored beds/8 Psychiatric beds/5 Fast Track Beds/4 Triage beds/1 Sexual Assault Examiner Room/ 4 Resus Rooms and a dedicated central telemetry station. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.


Full Time ONLY
3 -12 hour shifts per week

Job Summary

  • Under the direction of the Nurse, performs initial basic life support interventions (airway, breathing, and circulation) on emergency department patients presenting for care.
  • Initiates life saving measures, i.e., opening an airway, hemorrhage control, chest compressions, stabilization of fractures, cervical spine alignment/protection.
  • Stabilizes and extricates injured patients from vehicles at the emergency department entrance.
  • Assists patients to and from vehicles and the emergency department.
  • Acts as a liaison between the patient family/significant other and the members of the emergency staff by maintaining open communication regarding patient condition, changes in condition, patient complaints, status, progress, etc.
  • Transports patients from triage/waiting area to the treatment area in the emergency department at the request of the Nurse
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
  • DUH ED duties might include some of the following:  Perform EKG’s and vital signs per policy and as directed by the nurse; assist patients with care needs; assist patients with requests for information; assist with labelling of specimens and making sure nurse or ED Tech receive specimen, hourly rounding for needs, comfort and pain rating. 

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to perform all Nurse Aide I tasks as defined by the North Carolina Division of Facility Services Nurse Aide Registry. Heavy lifting and the ability to transport stretcher and wheelchair patients to various hospital locations are required.
  • This person must be able to provide care and services to all patients from birth to the elderly.
  • Must have excellent prioritization skills and self motivation in addition to their basic knowledge and skills. Must be able to work in a fast-paced unpredictable environment under very stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to be trained in all aspects of hazmat decontamination procedures.
  • Must demonstrate competency validation in skills and knowledge for performance of roles and responsibilities.


  • Work requires graduation from an accredited high school or a GED.
  • Successful completion of the NCA I training as defined by the Division of Facility Services in the State of North Carolina or North Carolina EMT training.
  • Work requires the ability to understand and follow oral and writteninstructions.


  • 1 Year related experience preferred but not required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

  • High School Diploma
  • North Carolina NCA I Certification or North Carolina EMT Certification with no findings of fraud, abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property
  • BLS Preferred.

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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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