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Sample ER tech job description

ER techs provide vital support in the emergency room. As they face unpredictable situations, they must remain calm and carry out their duties with accuracy and precision. At [Company X], we are dedicated to offering our patients the best care possible in all circumstances, including those requiring immediate and urgent medical attention and treatment. Acting alongside doctors and nurses, ER techs can make a substantial difference in helping to guide all necessary procedures toward the best possible outcome.

Objectives of this role

  • Provide patients with the highest standard of care
  • Assist in potentially life-saving operations and treatment
  • Work collaboratively with a team of doctors and nurses
  • Use latest techniques and devices to care for patients
  • Act as support to doctors to improve quality of treatment
  • Offer support to patients and families in difficult times


  • Assist with necessary procedures in the emergency room
  • Help doctors perform examinations of patients
  • Provide food and water (or substitutes as necessary) to patient
  • Perform minor treatments under direction of doctors
  • Teach patients how to use support equipment (ex: crutches, canes)
  • Talk to patients, families, and visitors to provide them with relevant information

Skills and qualifications

  • Courteous and professional demeanor
  • Strong verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work well in a high-stress environment
  • Strong receptiveness to directions from doctors
  • Capacity to make decisions quickly under pressure
  • Strong adaptability to changing situations

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with hospital and medical care and latest practices
  • Skills in multiple languages
  • Active participation in continuing education and professional development
  • Knowledge of equipment such as defibrillators
  • Ability to move heavy loads and carry patients
  • Strong bedside manner and sensitivity to patient situations