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CommonSpirit Health Emergency Room Technician -Emergency Department in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


DEPARTMENT: Emergency Department & Outpatient, Children’s Emergency Center & Emergency Department Observation Unit


Supports the Emergency Department professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care, performing phlebotomy functions, EKGs and assistive skills on all age groups: neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric as assigned by the physician or RN. Performs clerical work and coordinates communications within the assigned nursing unit. Facilitates the information exchange process between the nursing area and other hospital departments. These duties may vary by shift and assigned department.


  • Assist Triage Nursing in meeting the needs of individuals in the waiting area, with vitals, rooming patients, and helping get patients out of car.

  • Completes daily stocking in assigned team.

  • Assists RN with arrival of EMS patients.

  • Transports patients to other departments within the hospital (CT, Surgery, and to admitted floor).

  • Cleans room (changes linens on carts, disposes of used equipment and disposable items, and wipes down counters and sinks when necessary) in preparation for the next patient.

  • Rounding hourly on patients and meeting their needs or communicating them to the RN.

  • Performs or assists patients with personal hygiene such as oral care, dressing/undressing and elimination needs.

  • Collects and accurately labels various specimens, including urine and venous blood specimens.

  • Performs tasks including positioning and maintaining patient in correct and safe alignment; measuring and recording temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure; measuring and recording height and weight as directed.

  • Assists with post-mortem care as directed by the clinical staff.

  • Performs or assists with CPR.

  • Communicates changes/information regarding patient's physical/mental condition to the RN.

  • Performs and transmits 12-Lead EKG.

  • Performs urethral catheterization (intermittent and indwelling).

  • Answers incoming phone calls and places calls to ancillary departments and physicians.

  • Completes physicians order for inpatient bed in TeleTracking system.

  • Orders transport for patients in the TeleTracking system.

  • Prepares charts for scanning and log them into Lynx.



  • High school diploma preferred or high school equivalency.

  • Experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, a Phlebotomist, or certified in Iowa as an EMT-B or Paramedic.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtainedwithin three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

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Requisition ID 2021-152107

Employment Type Part Time

Department Emergency Services

Hours / Pay Period 64

Shift Night

Standard Hours 10:30pm-6:30am

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.